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Flor De Cana Gran Reserve 7 is produced in Nicaragua using a three-column still process. Distilled according to a precise recipe, the rum is aged for seven years in charred oak barrels that previously held Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey.
Flor De Cana is part of the Grupo Pellas, Compañia Licorera de Nicaragua, SA. The name, Flor De Cana, means “flower of the sugarcane.
Does not seem to be sweetened like so many "aged" rums, so might not appeal to fans of Zacapa and the like. Subtle flavors of smoke, tobacco, leather, dark fruits. It can often be found for under $20 at which price it is a good bargain.
I first found the 7 year several years ago when I was returning from Aruba. I've since limited myself to the 18 year and mixed with the Extra Dry 4 year. I just found a bottle of this in Kentucky and I realized how much I liked it as an every day sipper. Good middle of the road sipper.
This is my go to rum. No tricks or gimmicks here. Inexpensive. Good to drink straight up. I prefer with a little ice and lime. Rum to ya!
This rum has a nice color. The nose has some caramel, hints of vanilla and some charred oak. Tasting provides nice caramel, vanilla, oak and liquorice. The alcohol afterburn is really nice and enjoyable. A good rum for any collection!
This is my standard rum of choice. Oddly enough, I found it mixed best with sweet tea.
The first rum I tasted on it's own, and still one of my favourites. Good enough to drink straight, but you wouldn't feel bad about putting in some ice, a slice of lemon or, why not, a dash of coca cola (but only a dash). Flor de Caña always keeps its distinct molasses-taste, also in this younger brother of the family.
I hate this rum because anytime I open a bottle it just gone! Magic.
This my favorite rum and my friends have the same oppinion, it is good sipping and just exploited with mixing; cubata, floridita, punch, maitai all of them are special with this single state rum
Decent rum for the price. its a good mixer although it could def use some improvement, to smooth out the alcohol taste. its a good everyday rum and better than most others for the price. Dont know if I want to keep buying this one might switch to Appleton V/X
Very smooth and deep taste for a very reasonable price, one of the finest aged rums to date for me!
While you can enjoy this rum on the rocks, it's not complex enough to justify sipping on it's own. But it will clearly make your Cuba Libres better than your standard Bacardi or Havana Club.
Very similar to other aged. Great with darl cola for an all night drink. Smooth with creamy Oak flavors.
Not as nice as the 12 or 18 but still a really nice rum on the rocks or with coke
This is a great "standard" she's run. No complexity, nothing to write home about, but worth sipping, mixing, or keeping in the arsenal.
Aged for 7 years, Flor de Cana Gran Reserve offers the option of drinking it neat or mixing it in a cocktail or with coke. With a price tag of about $20, you don't have to pay an arm and a leg for a satisfactory rum either.
Think about trying the other fine rums in the Flor de Cana family as well! You can't go wrong...CHEERS!
Strong alcohol to the nose and on the tastebuds at first sip. Mix it with my go to (cherry dr.pepper) and it becomes great. It balances the soda very well and still has that traditional rum and soda taste. For the price it's a go to for mixing
Good everyday mixxer...not more. Ok on the rock...
Un bon petit rhum à déguster autant sur glace qu'en cocktails très sec mais descend très bien
Great everyday rum not a fan of it neat but for mixing is great
Love this Rum with 7up and ice! Good enough to drink on the rocks!
I was expecting more from this rum. Strong smell of bourbon and alcohol.
I will have to try older rums of Flor de cana.
Pretty standard rum. Nothing stands out. Alcohol up front. No other real flavors.
Having first familiarized myself with Havana Club 7, I assumed FdC 7 would be similar (direct competitors, even). Tasting this one, and then both side by side, I was surprised to find that they are remarkably different! While the HC is rich, oaky, and smokey, this FdC is rather lighter-bodied... off-sweet, with notes of vanilla and caramel. To me, the Flor de Caña is like a dryer version of the candy-like Plantation Barbados 5! (Which can only be a good thing.) However, it also has some off-putting high-notes at first pour.
So, although I'm a little disappointed not to have found a HC doppelgänger state-side, and am no longer sure quite what flavor profile to look for when a classic recipe calls for Spanish-style/Puerto Rican rum, I'm satisfied with my purchase and enjoying mixing with it very much.
Kudos for FdC for not adulterating their rums with gobs of sugar! I may decide to use this as my go-to Gold/Spanish-style column-distilled aged rum, with Mt. Gay Eclipse (which is blended) as a budget back-up.
Working my way up to better rums. Pleasantly surprised by this. Easy to sip straight.