Excerpt: Although the rum is a great sipper over ice, it is so affordable that mixing with cola and ice should not be discouraged especially on a hot summer day. In the cooler evenings, a Rum Old Fashioned may be considered.
Excerpt: The important take-away is that drinking it didn’t make the hours fly faster, just slower, enough to get the tasting over and done with, and with less enjoyment. A decent rum this was. A good mixing agent, yes, surely. A key rum, though? Not really – it is, in point of fact, quite a bit less.
Excerpt: I really like this as a mixer and would definitely recommend it for a more punchy Rum and Cola. It works on quite a few different levels and is contradictory in many ways but it all seems to come together when you get mixing
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This is a 7 year old rum, produced in Nicaragua for by Flor de Cana. One fun fact is that Flor de Cana sources their bourbon barrels from Tennessee, specifically from Jack Daniels. Let's see how it is.
A bit hot, lots of molasses, and brown sugar. Some faint fruity funk, and a bit of varnish.
Thin on the palate and a bit hot for the proof. Sweet, molasses, faint butter, varnish. Not super complex.
Medium in length, a hair hot once again. The dominant notes are brown sugar and some varnish, which isn't amazing.
I'm not a huge fan of this one, and think that it is best served to be mixed for cocktail stuff. It's not bad, but it has some flaws, and the competition is stiff.
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