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A sugar-free 7-year old super premium rum that is sustainably produced (Carbon Neutral & Fair Trade certified). From a 5th generation family estate, it is naturally aged without artificial ingredients, distilled 100% with renewable energy and KOSHER certified. A full-bodied rum with a long and smooth finish that lingers in the palate. Best enjoyed in a Mojito or with sparkling water or ginger ale.
Tasty, but not quite great
I've never had the sensation of a spicy pop before like I had with this Flor de Cana. It's interesting, but the fun wears off quickly and it simply turns too spicy with little remaining flavoring. Short finish with an earthy pine type taste.
Picked up a bottle of this at airport duty free and I am rumming while reviewing! Mixing with a little slash of coke and a slice of lemon. Not too sweet, not harsh at all. Recommended as an affordable cabinet rum.
Prefer this to Havana 7, and it’s easier to find...
EDIT: After having spent 10 days in Nicaragua, I’ve got a better appreciation for this expression. The base distillate from FdC is nothing to write home about, but they really shine with their aged rums, which indicates their barreling process is where it’s at. Their 7 year is a shining example of this; in my opinion, the best balance of flavor, strength and value. The complexity in flavor only increases from aged expressions from here on, with incremental changes imparting more mellowing tones akin to aged bourbons and whiskeys.
7 is best sipped, excellent unmasked in a spirit-forward cocktail and easy on the palate at 35% ABV. I’m unclear if there is dosage or if the barrel is charred, thus imparting sucrose from the caramelized wood, to add sweetness, but it’s literally just a perceptible touch to taste, and completely welcome when compared to Diplomático, Zacapa or Dictador. On that note, it’s an even better value and closer to a less adulterated example of this style aged rum. Totally unpretentious and versatile, 7 is a great starting point for getting into rum, experimenting with cocktails, cooking, pairing and sharing. It outdoes itself as an entry level rum and exemplar of Nicaraguan rum.
I used to be a captains drinker and after trying this I am a 7 year Flor De Cana and soda with orange drinker. Best tasting rum I have ever tried.
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