Flor de Caña Centenario

By Franz Scheurer

 

There are not many good dessert rums on the market and the Flor de Caña Centenario is one of the great ones. This rum hails from Chichigalpa in Nicaragua and is distilled, slow-aged and bottled by Compañía Licorera de Nicaragua S.A. The rum is distilled from pure sugar cane juice (not molasses) and is aged for 12 years in small, ex-bourbon white-oak barrels (quercus alba) and finally bottled at 40% a/v.

 

Tasting notes:

Colour: deep mahogany

Nose: Raisins, dried fruit and a touch of varnish or wood polish

Palate: Instantly mouth-filling, quite astringent at first, slowly warming and exploding with flavours of Christmas Pudding, Demerara sugar held together by undertones of wood tannins.

Finish: warm, tingling, long and moreish

Comment: This is one of the best dessert rums you can find on the Australian market and it needs to be sipped, straight. Don’t dilute it with ice or use it in a cocktail.

 

Imported and distributed by:

James France

Vanguard Luxury Brands Pty Ltd

57 Bream St

Coogee NSW 2034

Ph + 61 (0) 408 411 859

Fax + 61 (0) 2 9315 8873

RRP $99 available from www.nicks.com.au