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Flor de Caña Centenario 12-Year rum is distilled in a continuous column still process, then rests for 12 years in small American white oak barrels that previously held whiskey and bourbon.
Flor de Caña was founded in 1890 by Francisco Alfredo Pellas at the San Antonio Sugar Mill, in Chichigalpa, Nicaragua. The company remains headed by the Pellas family to this day and harvests the molasses and sugarcane used to create their rum from fields adjacent to the distillery in Chichigalpa.
I bought this just by chance at an airport. Didn't expect much of it since it was fairly cheap and reviews seemed OK. I poured me a small glass and stuck my nose in it to notice a fairly nice but typical scent of caramel. First sip and BAM! What was that? A very rich taste of vanilla and coconut (!), followed by tobacco? Caramel, or is it butterscotch? Very interesting. And a long tail of balanced sweetness and fruits follow. Though the initial reaction it isn't heavy in any way, quite balanced and light in it's flavor. Very smooth. Loved it, but it isn't my favorite. More of an interesting encounter, and something really unexpected. I would be interested to find any of the more matured versions of it.
A nice aroma and colour in the glass , a little astringent at first but settles down quickly into a very well made rum with just the right amount of sweetness in it. Nice exit with no real burn , enjoyable. Also makes a good mixer.
Would like to try the 18 or 25.
Flor de Cana 12-year is a good one to begin with. A excellant smooth taste at the end, maybe miss something at the begining! Do not have too much expectations but still a good choice ! Maybe try to mix it. I didn't.
This rum is a nice caramel red colour with a mild butterscotch smell. It tastes strong with a little sweetness to it...
Flor de Caña Centenario 12-year Rum is certainly a finest Rum. It comes from Nicaragua. I will say the anything aged 12 years not in solera meant to be a sipping spirit, not a mixer. I got my chance to finish one bottle.
Definitelly not bad, but for me, this rum is lacking any specific taste which would make me buy it for the second time. You are not going to go wrong with this one, but don't have high expectations.
Good en zeker niet slecht maar er zijn betere 12 oude rum'
Overall, I think Flor de Cana rums are a great value. Not the ultra best, but always solid quality. Their aged rums, starting with the 12 year old, are very nice. This is a great rum with mixers, although a bit too sweet for cola. I enjoy it on the rocks and think it is one of the best for this style.
Good , but not more then 7/10. Smooth and nice finish . Good on rocks or in drinks.
Received this bottle as a gift, and tasted on the rocks straight up. Smooth, nice finish, a great all around Friday night (or any night) sipping rum - great touch to add to your collection. Nice!
it started as a 5, not sure if it will ever get to an 8. again, this is a rum you can sip. it is the only way i drink rum. neat.
I cannot give this rum more than 6 because it simply is not as good as DR or ED 8YO.
I bought it because of the wonderful flask shaped bottle and low price (20 euro). It had fantastic smell of nougat but thats about when all the great things ceased to flow.
Tastewise the rum offers you nuts, possibly walnuts and off course some nougat. But that is all. Nothing more.
It is too boozy so not much on the soft side with this rum. I think finished the bottle very quickly because I simply did not want to have the bottle on my shelf for too long.
Decent but boring rum which promises more on the nose than it delivers on the palate. For the money it is well worth trying but this is hardly a rebuy.
The first thing I noticed is that this really doesn't have a typical rum aroma in the bottle. Seems a bit stronger and less sweet indicative of a drier rum. Tasting it confirms it. This is definitely a dry rum that has hints of sweetness with some bitters. Some who probably enjoy bourbon would appreciate this as a sipping rum while others, including myself will find this excellent in mixed drinks and colas. A nice rum but seems to be appreciated most by experienced rum connoisseurs.
Not my favorite rum. I like smoother rum than this .Need taste 18 and 25 years.
Lekker zacht,beter dan de 7. Geen heel uitgesproken smaak maar drinkt erg lekker en makkelijk weg.
...macht aber trotzdem grosse Hoffnung auf die älteren Tropfen des Hauses Flor de Cana. Wenn dann auf Eis geniessen.
First rum from this distillery and the alcool is too present, too young. No specific flavor. Short of the finish. Need to test 18y and 25y.
Flor de cana ist nicht mein absoluter Favorit aber mit Eis kann man ihn gut trinken.
The only reason I didn't give it an 8 was because of its lack of depth and complexity. Very smooth, especially with an ice cube, but not a lot of flavor.
was moving a friend and found this in a closet, unopened...no idea how old it is....turned out to be a great find...over ice it has a whiskeyish smoothness ...a good sipper
Overall, pretty good stuff. It's hard to pick up all the scents over that sharp alcohol smell.
This is one I prefer with one small ice cube to open it up a bit.
For 30 bucks a bottle, this is a good value rum.
I had higher expectation considering it is a 12 yr. I like my rum smoother than this one. It also lack some complexity in flavours imo. Overall this is not a bad rum considering its cheap price but for a few more bucks there are better options for me. 6.5/10
Not a bad rum, particularly if you like really smooth rums, but it's almost too smooth. Not much flavor or bite. Not sure I'm putting this one on my go to list.
Flor de Cana 12-Year rum review by The Ultimate Rum Guide