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Flor de Cana
« on: 12/19/2007 05:50 PM »
Fellas, there is one drink that for me tops all others and pairs well with just about any cigar I have ever had.  It is called Flor de Cana.  It is Nicaraguan, and is one of the highest rated rums in the world.  It is aged in oak barrels, and they have a 7 year old, 12, 18 and 21 year old rum.  I like the 18 year old the best.  The 21 year old doesn't seem to be different from the 18, really.  Unfortunately, I can't find this in stores back home.  But, I take trips to Nicaragua about once or twice a year for vacation, and purchace it there and bring back for my libation pleasure.

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RE: Flor de Cana
« Reply #1 on: 12/19/2007 07:13 PM »
Sounds yummy.  I love a good aged dark rum.  Is this a dark rum i assume?  Is there anything else you bring back from Nicaragua for your libation?  :biggrin:
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RE: Flor de Cana
« Reply #2 on: 12/20/2007 08:31 AM »
It is a dark rum, but because it is the way it is aged, it is more like a very smooth bourbon in flavor than a rum.  Definately not a mixing rum.  And no, if I bring drinks back, it is always the Flor de Cana.

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RE: Flor de Cana
« Reply #3 on: 12/20/2007 07:36 PM »
I have a Flor de Cana cigar somewhere that I won from Cigarbid. I don't drink alcohol.
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RE: Flor de Cana
« Reply #4 on: 12/21/2007 05:52 AM »
I did not know they made cigars, but it makes sense.  The rum and the cigars are both produced in the same region, I believe.

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RE: Flor de Cana
« Reply #5 on: 12/22/2007 08:41 PM »
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I did not know they made cigars, but it makes sense.  The rum and the cigars are both produced in the same region, I believe.


Maybe they just licensed their name out to the real cigar company.
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RE: Flor de Cana
« Reply #6 on: 02/05/2008 08:49 PM »
I think the cigar is Flor de CanO.

Nice cigar.

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RE: Flor de Cana
« Reply #7 on: 02/05/2008 10:49 PM »
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FNA - 2/5/2008  10:49 PM

I think the cigar is Flor de CanO.

Nice cigar.


I did some research and am surprised. Cano is the surname of the Cuban founder of Flor de Cano.

The rum is Flor de Caña, Sugarcane Flower.
« Last Edit: 02/05/2008 10:51 PM by ljlemer »
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RE: Flor de Cana
« Reply #8 on: 02/06/2008 09:48 AM »
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It is a dark rum, but because it is the way it is aged, it is more like a very smooth bourbon in flavor than a rum.  Definately not a mixing rum.  And no, if I bring drinks back, it is always the Flor de Cana.



Is it a dark rum like the one that Myers makes?  Or is it called dark simply because it isn't white, like a Bacardi or Appleton's White rum?  Just asking because I'm a huge fan of rum, but I do not particularly appreciate the flavor of Myers dark rum.

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RE: Flor de Cana
« Reply #9 on: 02/06/2008 01:19 PM »
It is dark, but not like Myers.  Looks like a dark bourbon.  They also make a clear, which they use for Mohitos.

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RE: Flor de Cana
« Reply #10 on: 02/06/2008 09:09 PM »
Clint, do you know of anywhere you can purchase this?  Like I said, I'm a huge rum fanatic, and I'd surely love to get my hands on some to try it out.

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RE: Flor de Cana
« Reply #11 on: 02/07/2008 12:47 AM »
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mhuss - 2/6/2008  11:09 PM

Clint, do you know of anywhere you can purchase this?  Like I said, I'm a huge rum fanatic, and I'd surely love to get my hands on some to try it out.


I'm a Haagen-Daz Rum Raisin fanatic, but I'm on a diet. That's almost the same thing, isn't it?
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RE: Flor de Cana
« Reply #12 on: 02/07/2008 05:29 PM »
This rum, including the 18 year old, is readily available on the 'net.

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RE: Flor de Cana
« Reply #13 on: 02/07/2008 05:54 PM »
As FNA said, I think you can buy it on the net.  I see adds for it in several upscale magazines, including mags like Cigar Afficianado, but they don't sell it in North Carolina.  I can't speak for the other states.  But, if you do find it, and you have a choice, I recommend either the 12 year old or the 18 year old.  Very smooth.  They have a 21 year old, but to be honest, I can't tell the difference between it and the 18.  Someone else might, I don't know.

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RE: Flor de Cana
« Reply #14 on: 02/07/2008 05:56 PM »
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mhuss - 2/6/2008  11:09 PM

Clint, do you know of anywhere you can purchase this?  Like I said, I'm a huge rum fanatic, and I'd surely love to get my hands on some to try it out.


I'm a Haagen-Daz Rum Raisin fanatic, but I'm on a diet. That's almost the same thing, isn't it?


Haha, I'm not sure about the same thing, but I love ice cream, so libations are libations, no matter what form.