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Flor de Cana Centenario 12 Year Old Rum, Nicaragua

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Average Price $38 (USD)
(Approx, ex-tax, all vintages)

Price History for Flor de Cana Centenario 12 Year Old Rum, Nicaragua
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Grape Variety

Rum is a spirit made in various styles and in many (mostly tropical) locations around the world. Sugarcane is the raw ingredient behind all rum styles, from clear Cuban ron blanco to the darkest Jamaican Navy Rum. Some rums, notably and Brazilian cachaça and Rhum Agricole from the French West Indies, are distilled directly from cane juice. Most, however, is made from molasses, the thick, black, syrupy byproduct of the sugar production process.

Rum's origins lie very much in a place and time, namely the Caribbean of the 17th Century. During this period, the islands were being colonized by settlers from various European countries, particularly England, France, Spain, Portugal and Holland. These early colonists naturally sought out a way of producing alcohol – not just for its intoxicat ...more


Region
  • Nicaragua, the largest country in Central America, is famous for its coffee, sugar, tobacco and bananas, but not for its wine. Although agriculture accounts for almost two-thirds of the nation's export profits, vines account for very little, if any, of that.

    Given Nicaragua's location at the western edge of the Caribbean, it is hardly surprising that its key alcohol production comes from sugar, rather than grape or grain. As in so many Caribbean countries (notably Cuba, the Dominican Republic and Jamaica), sugar became the cash crop of choice for the colony-building empires of the 17th and 18th centuries. From the prolific sugar har ...more

  • 'Rest of World' is a phrase rapidly becoming less and less meaningful (and less easily definable) with each year that passes in the modern wine world. Wine is now produced in more and more regions all over the world, and production volumes in established stalwarts such as France, Italy, Spain and Germany are steadily reducing. Long-dormant vineyard zones are being revived (in Georgia, for example) and new wine-bearing terroirs are being sought out in locations as far-flung as...more

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