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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.
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!
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 standard rum of choice. Oddly enough, I found it mixed best with sweet tea.
While not as complex as the 12 & 18 yr, FdC 7 yr is smooth enough to drink neat. This dry rum may not suit those who prefer artificially sugared rums but for me the notes of caramel, vanilla and oak blend well enough to make this a decent sipping rum.
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!
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
Light brown colour, smooth and rich. Good to mix with juices or sparkling beverages, because it's not a complex rum.
I recently had 3 straight glasses of this on the rocks. For me, it passes as a sipping rum, but not my first choice. It was the best available.
Many years ago when I first tried the Flor De Cana rums from Nicaragua, I was so impressed that I had decided to do side by side taste tests for their amber rums of age 4, 7, and 12 years. This 7-year is definitely worth only a few bucks more than the 4-year, but I could not tell the 7-year and 12-year apart at that time. All I concluded was that the 12-year was a rip off, so I rarely ever bought the 7-year again. I have always been impressed by it, but there was still that nagging thought of being duped by marketing on the extra aging.
Now that I am contributing my own rum reviews to this site, I picked up another 7-year bottle of this amber rum. It is smooth with no excessive sweetness and can be used as a budget sipper, served on the rocks, or as a mixer. Not many rums can boast credit for all three. It is basically inoffensive and well worth the fairly low price. It is not the finest sipper, but for the price, you can't beat it.
It looks like that I will now stick to rums aged 7-12 years because of the "too long in the wood" phrase applying sooner to rums aged it hot tropical climates. They grow up faster! In the case of Flor de Cana, they are ready at only 7 years.
If you're new get this rum.It's a great introduction to sipping and aged rum. Instead of adding water or ice to help you appreciate this, try leaving some in a glass for a few hours or overnight before consuming.
It's my favorite rum, since it was the first rum I drank without any ice or additional drink. It was with this rum I fell in love with drinking rum.
Flor 12, 18 and 25 once you try any of those, the rest is just not good enough, this 7 years burns my throat every time i try it, its cheap but its not worth it, theres better things out there.
Un ron con un aroma delicioso y un sabor con carácter que deja a Flor de Caña muy bien parado.
Demostrando que pueden hacer mejores rones.
Smooth and enjoyable, no need to kill it with cola or lime. A splash and a wedge in a short glass with rocks is a fine drink.
So if you need something that you are willing to share and dont have to spend a whole lot of bread, this is the bottle to get.
I happened upon this when searching for something that I could drink during a family cookout, knowing full well a few of the family lushes would be standing next to me with their cup empty, looking for a taste. They always like the high end stuff I buy.
Well this time I bought FDC 7y thinking I was getting something that would be easy on my pockets (cheap), and that I could drink with my cigar, and not have to share my good stuff. Well it surprised me for sure. Not bad at all, but obviously not top shelf. Still not bad to sip on, and again it was easy on the wallet.