20 min

Episode 103: Flor de Caña 12 Liquor and Liqueur Connoisseur

    • Food

Episode 103 features Ron Flor de Caña 12. Boxed and bottled, it's 750ml at 35% ABV, or 70 proof and was intended for the domestic Nicaraguan market. In the United States, this is sold at 40% ABV, or 80 proof and it retails for about $40.
Enjoy this episode with a neat pour of Flor de Caña 12!
The official website for Ron Flor de Caña 12: https://flordecana.com/ (https://flordecana.com/)
Brief Historical Timeline:
1875 - Alfredo Francisco Pellas Canessa immigrants to Nicaragua from Genoa, Italy
1890 - Alfredo sets up a sugar plantation and the workers celebrate the harvest with some rum made on site
1937 - Flor de Caña is established as a brand
1959 - Flor de Caña begins export sales in Central America
1980s - The brand stockpiles aging rum, amassing the largest reserves of aged rum in the world
1999 - Flor de Caña is sold to 40 countries and 5 continents worldwide
2012 - Distillery tours begin, following investment
2013 - The branding was updated including the bottles
2017 - International Wine and Spirits Competition awarded the brand the Best Rum in the World

Key Cocktails:
This is a sipping rum for sure, just great on it's own. However, you may also want to try it in a rum Old Fashioned.
References:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flor_de_Ca%C3%B1a (Wikipedia Article on Flor de Caña)
https://youtu.be/QwjniQb5DDE (Brand History YouTube Video)
https://youtu.be/dlLiOH76aWk (An Older Brand History YouTube Video)
https://youtu.be/LylcKmIwZZ4 (Brand Ad on YouTube)
https://youtu.be/myBujgo8FWw (Distillery Tour YouTube Video)
https://youtu.be/RvYIlBuB8gE (Production Video on YouTube)
https://youtu.be/q1B_i8D9Szo?t=252 (Spanish Language YouTube Video Purporting 80% is 12 Years Old Rum)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicaragua (Wikipedia Article on Nicaragua)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicaraguan_Revolution (Wikipedia Article on Nicaraguan Revolution)
https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2013/08/new-look-for-flor-de-cana-bottles/ (The Spirits Business Article on Packaging Update)
https://www.bevnet.com/spirits/2022/flor-de-cana-rum-launches-global-campaign-to-plant-70000-trees-in-2022/ (Press Release on Tree Planting Campaign)
Contact Information:
Official show website is: https://www.liquorandliqueurconnoisseur.com/ (www.liquorandliqueurconnoisseur.com)
Join my mailing list: http://eepurl.com/hfyhHf (http://eepurl.com/hfyhHf)
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Twitter: @LLConnoisseur

Episode 103 features Ron Flor de Caña 12. Boxed and bottled, it's 750ml at 35% ABV, or 70 proof and was intended for the domestic Nicaraguan market. In the United States, this is sold at 40% ABV, or 80 proof and it retails for about $40.
Enjoy this episode with a neat pour of Flor de Caña 12!
The official website for Ron Flor de Caña 12: https://flordecana.com/ (https://flordecana.com/)
Brief Historical Timeline:
1875 - Alfredo Francisco Pellas Canessa immigrants to Nicaragua from Genoa, Italy
1890 - Alfredo sets up a sugar plantation and the workers celebrate the harvest with some rum made on site
1937 - Flor de Caña is established as a brand
1959 - Flor de Caña begins export sales in Central America
1980s - The brand stockpiles aging rum, amassing the largest reserves of aged rum in the world
1999 - Flor de Caña is sold to 40 countries and 5 continents worldwide
2012 - Distillery tours begin, following investment
2013 - The branding was updated including the bottles
2017 - International Wine and Spirits Competition awarded the brand the Best Rum in the World

Key Cocktails:
This is a sipping rum for sure, just great on it's own. However, you may also want to try it in a rum Old Fashioned.
References:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flor_de_Ca%C3%B1a (Wikipedia Article on Flor de Caña)
https://youtu.be/QwjniQb5DDE (Brand History YouTube Video)
https://youtu.be/dlLiOH76aWk (An Older Brand History YouTube Video)
https://youtu.be/LylcKmIwZZ4 (Brand Ad on YouTube)
https://youtu.be/myBujgo8FWw (Distillery Tour YouTube Video)
https://youtu.be/RvYIlBuB8gE (Production Video on YouTube)
https://youtu.be/q1B_i8D9Szo?t=252 (Spanish Language YouTube Video Purporting 80% is 12 Years Old Rum)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicaragua (Wikipedia Article on Nicaragua)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicaraguan_Revolution (Wikipedia Article on Nicaraguan Revolution)
https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2013/08/new-look-for-flor-de-cana-bottles/ (The Spirits Business Article on Packaging Update)
https://www.bevnet.com/spirits/2022/flor-de-cana-rum-launches-global-campaign-to-plant-70000-trees-in-2022/ (Press Release on Tree Planting Campaign)
Contact Information:
Official show website is: https://www.liquorandliqueurconnoisseur.com/ (www.liquorandliqueurconnoisseur.com)
Join my mailing list: http://eepurl.com/hfyhHf (http://eepurl.com/hfyhHf)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/liquorandliqueurconnoisseur (https://www.facebook.com/liquorandliqueurconnoisseur)
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/LiquorandLiqueurConnoisseur/ (https://www.instagram.com/LiquorandLiqueurConnoisseur/)
Twitter: @LLConnoisseur

20 min