Flor de Caña 12 centenario

Owner

Manufacturer:

Compañía Licorera de Nicaragua

Price approx:

30

Origins

Terroir:

Nicaragua

Regulations:

not specified

Classification

Style:

spanish

Gargano:

single modernist rum
raw material

Raw material:

molasses

distillation

Distillation:

five column stills

aging

Aging:

blend of average 12 years in ex-bourbon casks

sugar added

Sugar added:

no

alcohol by volume

Alcohol by volume:

40%

additives

Additives:

no

Pretext

Bobby Heugel, owner of  'anvil bar & refuge' in Houston, calls for social responsibility behind the bar. Article in vice prompted him to pour his rum supplies down the drain followed by changing the served brand. He called on Instagram for a boycott of 'Flor de Caña'.


Compañía Licorera de Nicaragua generates 13% of GDP. Distillery in Chichigalpa is surrounded by 18,000 hectares of sugar cane plantations. In that area 75% of men aged between 35 and 55 died due to chronic kidney disease. It seems that the human body is not designed to work with a machete 12 hours a day, 6-7 days a week, at temperatures above 38 degrees C.It seems that the human body is not designed to work with a machete often 12 hours a day, 6-7 days a week, at temperatures above 38C.


Sugarcane cultivation requires a tropical or subtropical climate, which makes the overheating risk of agricultural workers an universal problem. All manufacturers are affected.


Capitalism is about making profits, optimization means mainly cost cutting and corporate social responsibility polishes brand image. Compañía Licorera de Nicaragua gets involved in independent, dedicated programs, like La Isla Network or Bonsucro, first successes could be achieved here.


Inaccuracies, abuse, exploitation - all that should be condemned. I agree. I support. I don't look away. I am willing to pay more. Bobby changed the rum brand to serve. I hope he chose the one where sugarcane is harvested not manual but mechanical.

Procedure

The distillery is self-sufficient, the processes base fully on renewable energy. The manufacturer has Carbon Neutral, Rainforest Alliance, and Fair Trade certificates.


The raw material comes from own extensive plantations. The close vicinity of the active San Cristóbal volcano mineralizes the water and fertilizes the soil. Distillation runs through five column stills and then the rum is filled into ex-bourbon casks for… 12. Twelve what? 'Years old' disappeared lately from the label. This time the numbers represent the average age of the blend. Wouldn't hurt to clarify on the label. After all, the reviewed rum belongs - even if it's self-labeled - to the 'Ultra Premium Collection'. It obliges. The mysterious 'centenarios' refers to the bottle's design highlighting the premium line of rums  (descriptions step up - 'Luxury' and an step above it - 'Ultra Luxury').

Aroma
Red fruits, honey and toasted nuts.
— as they tell
Green apples, honeydew. Pears and lychees.
— as examined by RumExam
Taste
Wood, vanilla and baked apples.
— as they tell
Rosehip juice macerated with field herbs.
— as examined by RumExam
Afterburn
Smooth and well-balanced finish.
— as they tell
Peach peel, oak and tomato.
— as examined by RumExam
⁖Reviewed on: September 11th, 2020