five column stills
blend of average 12 years in ex-bourbon casks
Alcohol by volume:
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.
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').