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Cana Brava Light rum

Cana Brava Light

Panama | Light | 40% ABV

28 ratings
Tasty, but not quite great

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28 Cana Brava Light Ratings

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Matthew Brown 🇺🇸 | 27 ratings
Posted over 7 years ago

Daiquiri for days baby. Not many better options than this and if you do decide on one let me know

mistercoughy 🇺🇸 | 239 ratings
Posted almost 8 years ago

You need to try this rum. It's molasses based, yet with the aromatic vegetality of a fine agricole and enough fruity overtones to make it an outstanding sipping rum. Really distinctive in every aspect. If you're lucky enough to find a bottle, turn it around and admire the beautiful paintings on the back of the front label, as seen through the rum.

Everything about this product - but especially the taste - is top notch. You will not find a better white rum for any price.

chris ambler 🇺🇸 | 23 ratings
Posted almost 7 years ago

even better as a mixer adding that extra touch to a variety of drinks.

Jason Noel 🇺🇸 | 5 ratings
Posted over 8 years ago

I feel like when people are rating white rum they tend to forget what it is supposed to be.

Caña Brava is something very special. Significant thought seems to ave gone into this rum. From the bottle being shaped for different holds and volume markings on it so you can reuse it in the future, to to full flavor that approaches but does not go over the top - I love it. Used in a traditional daiquiri with cane syrup it is spectacular. For me it has taken the "warm up" aperitif cocktail to a whole new level. I do think its flavor profile may be a bit rich if your looking for it to play well with other light modifiers - i.e. an Airmail

I historically don't pay more than $18-$20 for a bottle of solid white rum. Caña Brava is my new exception to this rule and pull it out when I want something a bit more special in a daiquiri or a more forward but not overpowering presence in a tiki cocktail.

Border Rum Guy 🇺🇸 | 69 ratings
Posted 8 years ago

I could enjoy CBL all day its just the right touch of sweetness and easy on the throat making it a true delight.

Atomic1970Cuda 🇺🇸 | 2 ratings
Posted almost 4 years ago

This is an Absolute Gem of a White Rum, It is discontinued so you must grab a Bottle. For my Birthday this year I was Planning the Best Mojitos down to the Bamboo Straw-fast forward do to the U.S Embargo on Cuba no Havana Club 3 yr available, searched Forums, Youtube, etc. Finally out of Divine luck I came across Cana Brava, Located in Panama and made the same way since 1922. Francisco "Don Pancho" J Fernandez the Master Distiller made Rum in Cuba for over 35 Years mastering the Cuban Method before moving to Panama. This is no exaggeration this Rum is Delicious and would be willing to bet it even surpasses some Aged Rums with lesser Distillers.
I would pay twice as much for this and at $18 a bottle I was a Modern Day Rum Pirate!

Aaron 🇨🇦 | 69 ratings
Posted 6 years ago

As the title implies, I'm not sure how to rate this. I'm not a white rum fan at all, prefer my darks and spiced, mostly for the notable complexity of flavours. That being said, this is the most complex white I've ever tried, and as such, I have to acknowledge the notes coming through. All I have to go off of is the almost salty but flavourful subdued notes of a fine tequila. This is certainly unique and something I would recommend for someone seeking something interesting and different. I can see how the reviews here favor it as a daiquiri ingredient as it could almost shift the drink to more of a margarita. Definitely recommended.

JackOrion 🇺🇸 | 61 ratings
Posted 6 years ago

A good standard light rum for mixing. Bottled at 43% gives it a little extra kick which is nice for tiki drinks. Plays well with anything you throw at it. Not completely neutral though, there is a zingy grass note that’ll push through. I go through more of this rum than any other when mixing. My supplier sells one liter bottles for $23.

Rob Pettigrew 🇨🇦 | 22 ratings
Posted almost 6 years ago

Not sure how to describe. Very complex and made an outstanding daquari. Will have to try it in other cocktails or a Cuba Libre, but by far the best white rum I've ever had, although I do want to try the Brugal white rum too!

Dean 🇺🇸 | 54 ratings
Posted over 7 years ago

Had this in a daiquiri at club 33 in Disneyland. A true Cuban daiquiri. Panama rum, lime juice and sugar.

Brand Details

Type: Light
Company: Cana Brava
Country: Panama
ABV: 40%
Name: Light
Raw Material: Unknown
Process: Unknown
Distillation: Unknown
Women Led: No

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