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Im inclined to rate the Flor 25 as a 10, but I too feel its overpriced at well over a 100 euro's. The packaging and bottle are really swanky though. You do feel you are buying something special. Tastewise this one sits halfway between the Flor 18 (lots of caramel, oak and vanilla) and the Flor 12 (zesty and spicy). But its smoother than both. You can feed this to a baby. Its has no burn whatsoever. Also it is, as expected, more complex than both. Less sweet than the 18, slightly more adult and masculine tasting. There's a hint of old books in the smell and taste. But delicate too at the same time. Let it sit and breath, clean your palate and taste consiously otherwise it won't register fully.
Definitely adding this to my sipping rum list. There isn't anything about this rum that I don't like. The aroma in the bottle is awesome. I cannot really describe it save to say it smells wonderful with just a little bit of sweetness. The flavor is simply luscious. Silky smooth on the tongue with subtle sweetness married brilliantly with soft oakiness leading to an enveloping warmth and leaving with a satiny vanilla aftertaste.
Sounds like something from a romance novel but frankly this rum will evoke romantic notions. This is a very special rum well worth the $100+ price. Highly recommended! In my humble opinion, having this as anything other than a sipping rum would be criminal. As close to a 10 as I can get thus far.
En la copa, tiene un color ámbar oscuro.
En la nariz, hay caramelo, vainilla, almendra amarga y aromas de roble suaves.
En boca, es seco, no tan fuertemente amaderado como era de esperar de un 25 anos. Las notas de madera se equilibran junto con caramelo, vainilla y almendras amargas.
Compleja, termina agudo y seco con el roble suave, no es dulce ni empalagoso Fenomenal
Beautifully balanced wood, caramel, vanilla notes. Very smooth and soft nose.
Flor de Cana 25-Years comes in a very nice and classy black box.
You really have to let this rum rest in the glass. I think the equation one minute per year old works fine. The sticky alcohol disappears and smooth aromas of caramel, vanilla, honey and oak becomes clearer.
Flor de Cana 25-Year is very smooth and you taste nice flavours like vanilla, caramel, dark chocolate, oak and a little bit of smoke. You also get some spice. Flor de Cana 25-Year is less sweet than expected.
The aftertaste is smooth and long. This is a very good rum but it has a bit too much oak and spice for my taste. Flor de Cana 25-Year is a bit dry and I like my rums a little bit sweeter.
End of the bottle so not as aromatic as it should be i guess. Discreet nose compared to the 18 years old.
Aromas of dried apricot and orange.
Long oaky finish. Woody, grilled toasty bread flavors.
Nice hint of Carmel easy on the nose and easy on the pallet very little burn
Sugar: estimated at 15 GPL. I found this rum to be sweeter than any of the other rums in the Flor de Cana lineup and I like my rums in the 15 to 20 GPL range.
It's my opinion that this is the All Star rum in the Flor de Cana lineup. Can't help myself, it's World Series time of the year. You will find this to be a perfectly balanced mixture of oak, vanilla, caramel, with a hint of smoke, spice and maybe a touch of leather in your glass. Smooth on entry then an explosion of the flavors mentioned. All of this is followed by a nice long warm aftertaste. Note: Let this breath a bit before sipping. This rum is in the same league as the Abuelo Centura and not surprisingly it's the same price. Save this rum for special occasions or it will be gone before you know it.
It is very good, just did not live up to the hype. It is strong and bold.
Flor De Caña has a very good catalog. This is the only one I probably won't buy again because it's priced way beyond what it's worth. You get a slightly less defined flavour from their 18 year at a quarter of the price. Far better value there.
Classic rum taste, smooth caramel, hints of oak.
Full body, subtle sweet, soft oak very classy. One of my favorites.
Barevné zlato v lahvi. Již sklenice napovídá, že se nebude jednat o jen tak nějaký rum. Jeho vůně je kouzelná,lehce připomínající čokoládu i trochu vanilky. Tuto láhev si dokážu představit do své sběratelské poličky.
Smooth and clean . No sweet at all. Let it sit and breathe for a short wile.
Less sweet than Zacapa XO
Excellent! Perhaps a bit overpriced; but very tasty and extremely smooth. One of the smoothest rums I have ever had. So easy to sip straight.
End of bottle. Toasty nose with a hint of hazelnut. Grilled flavours in mouth and long smooth finish, more buttery, balanced. Not a favorite but a good rum.
Presentation: Beautiful box with engraved history and brief description of its origins.
Bottle: Better than other younger rums from Flor de Caña. I do not like it looks too close to the 12y
Color-Aspect: Dark cooper, looks heavy in the glass with thick, strong, slow moving legs. This part is impressive! The legs will disappear after a while but several large drops will stay attached to the glass forever
Aroma: Esters, asfalt, definitely NOT a sweet aroma. Heavy alcohol at first. After multiple small breaths there are spices and a hint of chocolate.
Palate: Very easy in the tongue, maybe too simple from what I expected after that nice smell. Not to sweet, spices again. Mild sherry.
Finish: very poor, almost none. It was gone after few seconds. I was hoping for more but I felt it clear too fast. It felt almost all in the tongue but nothing impressive in the palate (anatomically speaking😎)
Overall: Just an 8 from a rum that I expected to shock me but I will definitely give another try in a few weeks!
Un ron delicioso con aroma perfecto para disfrutarlo puro.
El mejor logro de Flor de Caña
Very declicous single estate rum, very soft and smooth. BUT. In my humble opinion the flavour and aroma disappear far too quickly, a pity because again, it's a very tasteful rum!
relativne slusny rum, klasika, ktora ma vsetko co ma mat, ale nic specialne. za tu cenu davam bod dole lebo za tie peniaze je velmi vela lepsich rumov 8,1/10
En lo personal tengo 2 botellas; este Flor de Caña es un ron maduro que a mi parecer es perfecto, perfecto para el tipo de ron que es. Tiene un agradable color ámbar oscuro, al servirlo emana olores de vainilla, caramelo, frutas secas y madera (roble); el sabor tiene las mismas características que emanan los olores, ademas no es tan seco, ni tan fuerte. Yo creo que tiene un excelente equilibrio, lo que lo hace perfecto en su tipo.
Nice rum, a bit expensive. But I understand really 25 y old.
Dark color rich smell of caramel and soft oakiness wich you find back in the taste and some vanilla. Very smooth especially if you let it breath for about 10 min.... I poured it true a Venturi aerator to enhance the smell and taste.
Flor de Cana 25 year old was initially tasted at the Flor de Cana distillery in Chichigalpa Nicaragua and the initial feeling was much more closer to a high end cognac instead of a sweet and flavorful aged rum. It is super smooth and has no afterburn, but it is very dry for an aged rum. If you like quality cognac, you will absolutely fall in love with this rum.