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Review: Flor de Caña Centenario 18

Posted by Arctic Wolf on February 9, 2018

I am continuing my weekly step through the Flor de Caña line-up. Last week I reviewed Flor de Caña 12 Centenario which is part of their Ultra Premium Collection. This week I continue to move through the Ultra Premium family as I revisit Flor de Caña 18 Centenario.

Flor de Caña 18 is a well aged rum with the number 18 on the label representative of the average age of the rums in the blend with some variation in the actual age based upon blending to a consistent flavour profile. According to the folks at Flor de Caña this aged spirit is a sipping spirit however as you will see in my review, I find it is also excellent for high-end cocktails!

Here is a link to my Review:

Review: Flor de Caña Centenario 18

“… This is a clean dry rum displaying a strong fine oak spice personality. This spicy personality is tempered slightly with mild indications of butterscotch accenting the oak spice. There is a lightly bitter flavour of poplar sap and tobacco keeping the mouth dry and heated. As I let the rum breathe the butterscotch sweetness grows slightly in intensity providing a nice foil for the dry spicy bitterness …”

Please enjoy my review!

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2 Responses to “Review: Flor de Caña Centenario 18”

  1. Al W Buffalo MN said

    I will say that I love good rums. I was talked into a bottle of the 12 and the 18 at the airport in Cancun MX about 4 years back. I did like the 18 year somewhat but the 12 was just not to my liking. Rums are made from sugarcane and in my book should lean the direction of sweet. These are not at all sweet and as your review details they are quite dry actually. These are fine examples of high end spirits but just outside of the normal rum in my book. I see these as a great rum spirit for the scotch or american whiskey drinker who wants a complex rum spirit in his collection but doesn’t like the sweetness. But as a pure rum drinker, these leave me just a little to far down the dry trail. I like rum to taste like rum.

    • Your Palate will lean towards the South American Rums then. Try some El Dorado, Santa Theresa, or Dictador. They sound like they will be right up your alley. Drink well my friend!

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