History will always shape what you become, and Flor de Caña is no different. The fifth generation, family-owned distillery has seen its share of adversity, narrowly surviving a plane crash, a civil war, nationalizations, hyperinflation, fires, hurricanes, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. It was the decade-long turn down during the civil war in the 1980s that meant Flor de Caña would come out the other side with the largest reserve of aged rum in the world.
Nicaragua comes first for the Pellas family, and their dedication to sustainability has seen the distillery recently achieve carbon neutral certification, while the rum is distilled with 100% renewable energy and over 50,000 trees are planted annually. This is the only rum, or spirit for that matter, to be both carbon neutral and Fair Trade certified. A true field to bottle product. The employees also benefit from the company's school and hospital providing free education and healthcare.
The rums themselves are naturally aged in bourbon barrels without artificial ingredients or added sugar, ticking a couple more boxes as gluten free and Kosher. The young and light 4-year-old and the full bodied 7-year-old Gran Reserva bring a perfect balance of aroma and flavour to your tropical cocktails. The exceptionally smooth 12 and 18 year olds will transform your view on rum, while the 25-year-old is perhaps the greatest sipping rum we have in our stores, exhibiting a wonderful array of vanilla and dark cocoa aromas and an alluring texture leading to a long finish.