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Flor de Caña Grand Reserve (7 year)

July 14, 2011 by  
Filed under Bottle Reviews

Flor de Caña rum first appeared on the market in 1937 and has been produced in Nicaragua ever since. Their Grand Reserve is a 7 year old, dry Spanish-style rum, aged in used whiskey barrels imported from the United States. Their entire “flower of the cane” line has been well-awarded, and this one is no exception.

Nose: Earthy, fresh cane, fruity with some fresh cherry and pear notes, brown sugar with a tinge of light molasses, burned sugar caramel, a bit warm.

Taste: Banana, nutmeg, brown sugar, light molasses, caramel, allspice, vanilla bean, pear, Szechuan pepper and coconut. It starts silky, but if you let it linger, the body builds and it ends up mildly chewy.

Finish: Sweetness fades into woody finish with a lingering caramel and toasted coconut. A nice smooth finish.

Flor de Caña Grand Reserve is a wonderful sipping rum that can also shine in some cocktails, but make this the stand-out spirit, and be sure to not cover it.

Flor de Caña Grand Reserve (Compañia Licorera de Nicaragua, Chichigalpa, Nicaragua) 80 proof $25

(Sample provided by Flor de Caña.)

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