Flor de Caña 18 Year-Old Centenario Gold Rum

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Next I stopped by the Flor de Caña booth to sample a product I’d heard a lot about, but had never tried: Flor de Caña 18 Year-Old Centenario Gold Rum.

Although the company is headquartered in Nicaragua, they own sugar cane plantations and distilleries all over Latin America. The company has been alive for seventy years.

The Centenario Gold has a lot of spice on the nose: cinnamon, nutmeg and anise. The rum sips easily, with a minimal amount of fire. I got a lot of dark, luscious caramel and butter on the palate, with just a touch of vanilla.

Try this with your Centenario Gold: take a snifter and give it a quick rinse of Licor 43, and dump out the excess. Add two ounces of Centenario Gold and three espresso beans. I think the vanilla, caramel and coffee flavors work perfectly together.

4 Replies to “Flor de Caña 18 Year-Old Centenario Gold Rum”

  • Flor De Cana is an absolutly
    superb rum. A perfect stablemate
    my other favorite rum,Ron Zacapa.

  • Mr.Man says:

    This is the best rum great just straight and goes down smooth i think its only competition is the 21 year old

  • ToddCo says:

    Mr. Man,
    Flor de Cana does not make a 21 year old. 18 year is their oldest. “21” stands for the century we are in and it is a 15 year rum.
    Enjoy.

  • JR says:

    Thank you, ToddCo for clarifying the issue of “21” year old Flor De Cana.

    I manage a liquor store, and am myself a fan of the 18yr and have, for lack of a better word, “argued” with customers over the fact that the “21st Century Edition” is only aged 15 years.

    Anyhow, GREAT RUM!

    -JR

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