Flor de Cana 18 Year Old Single Estate Rum 700ml
Nicaragua is an often neglected producer of medium-bodied Rums from column stills that lend themselves well to aging. Thanks to the exceptional quality maintained by distillers like Flor de Cana, the region’s rums have begun to gain well deserved international recognition. Flor de Cana is owned and produced by Compañía Licorera de Nicaragua, which was founded in 1890. Although the brand was not marketed commercially until 1937, it is today considered one of Latin America’s most prestigious rums, and has won 72 awards, medals and commendations in the last five years.
Sourced from a single estate with the sugar cane grown on the distillery’s own plantations in the Chichigalpa, then five times distilled, Flor de Cana 25 is the new pinnacle of the range. Only 60 bottles of this ultra-rare rum have been allocated to the Australian market.
Tasting note: Deep burnished copper. Soft, plush scents of mocha, vanilla- wafer, buttered raisin toast and bounty bar. Light entry develops concentration at the mid palate stage where a burst of vanilla, crème café and sweet spices covers the tongue. Creamy textured with very gently warming spirit. Finish is finely tannic, on the drier side with subtle golden syrup and vanilla fudge followed by a delicate buttery / nutty fade. More opulent than its younger siblings but consistent with the house style which is all about grace and restrained power. 40% Alc./Vol.