Flor de Caña

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Flor de Caña
Flor de Cana logo.png
Type Rum
Manufacturer Compañía Licorera de Nicaragua
Country of origin Nicaragua
Introduced 1890
Alcohol by volume 40%
Proof (US) 70 - 80
Colour White and Dark
Variants Ultra Lite 4 Years
Extra Lite 4 Years
Extra Seco 4 Years
Añejo Oro 4 Years
Añejo Clásico 5 Years
Gran Reserva 7 Years
Blanco Reserva 7 Years
Flor de Caña 12 Years
Flor de Caña 18 Years
Flor de Cana 25 Years
Related products List of rum producers
Website FlordeCana.com

Flor de Caña (Spanish for "sugarcane flower") is brand of premium rum manufactured and distributed by Compañía Licorera de Nicaragua which is headquartered in Managua, Nicaragua and dates back as far as 1890.[1]

History[edit]

Flor de Caña is made by Compañía Licorera de Nicaragua, S.A, (CLNSA)[2] and dates back to 1890. The company originally sought to develop a large sugarcane plantation and built the first distillery in Chichigalpa (about 120 km from Managua) at the base of the San Cristóbal Volcano.[3]

Compañía Licorera de Nicaragua was founded in 1937.[4] It was founded by the great-grandfather of the current president, who moved from Italy to Nicaragua in 1875.[2] After building the distillery, it was not until 1937 that Flor de Caña was formally introduced to the Nicaraguan market, with Flor de Caña Etiqueta Amarilla and Flor de Caña Etiqueta Roja being the first two flavors.[5]

In 1959 it was first exported to Venezuela, Costa Rica and other Central American countries.[6][5] Between 1963 and 1965 the distillery in Chichigalpa underwent modernization updates. Eight years later a second distillery was constructed in Honduras.[7] During the 1980s, Flor de Caña was stored in large quantities due to the Nicaraguan Revolution. By 1990, Flor de Caña had the largest reserve of aged rum in the world.[2]

The distillery in Chichigalpa was completely modernized in 1996. The company now sponsors the Flor de Caña Open, an event on the PGA Tour Latinoamérica,[8] in addition to international bar-mixing competitions.[9] It also sponsors international fishing tournaments of the International Game Fish Association.[10]

Production[edit]

Flor de Caña rum is distilled five times during its production. Each rum is aged in a charred white oak barrel having previously been used to mature bourbon whiskey, and is also created to comply with kosher standards.[11][12] The company’s rums are aged for up to 25 years.[13] The contemporary line has five premium rums, two super-premium rums, and three ultra premium rums.[14] In 2013 the company updated its bottle design, that includes examples of the rum’s award wins and a volcano, intended to represent the volcanic soil of Nicaragua.[15] The rums are distributed in forty-three countries.[16] The Flor de Caña brand symbol is present on all bottles. The logo depicts medals won by the rum and the San Cristobal Volcano.[17]

Products[edit]

Flor de Caña produces both white and dark rums.[18] In 2018 it became fair trade certified through Fair Trade USA.[19]

Recognition[edit]

Flor de Caña is renowned as one of the best rums from Latin America, having won more than 150 international awards since 2000 and has been the most award-winning rum brand during this period.[20] It has captured gold, silver, and bronze medals and has received high recommendations from wine and liquor enthusiasts.[21][22][23][24][25] In 2017 it was recognized at the International Wine and Spirit Competition as the Global Rum Producer of the Year.[26]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Welcome to CLNSA". Archived from the original on 2007-01-29. 
  2. ^ a b c "Subscribe to read". Financial Times. 
  3. ^ "Flor de Caña - Nicaragua's Award-Winning, Super Premium Rum". Flor de Caña. 
  4. ^ Diario, El Nuevo. "Nicaragua Sugar y Flor de Caña celebran 125 años". 
  5. ^ a b Central, Redaccion (11 November 2015). "Una historia de tradición que ha cautivado al mundo" (in Spanish). La Prensa. Retrieved 11 July 2017. 
  6. ^ "Welcome to CLNSA". Archived from the original on 2007-01-29. 
  7. ^ http://www.theledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20040320/NEWS/403200351/1179 p7
  8. ^ "Argentino Augusto Núñez se queda con el Open Flor de Caña PGA Tour Latinoamerica". La Prensa. 5 September 2016. 
  9. ^ "Bar news - Bartenders head to Miami to compete for Nicaragua trip". barmagazine.co.uk. 
  10. ^ Varcasia, Antonio (3 September 2016). "Tranquilo Wins Flor de Cana International Tournament in Nicaragua". Marlin. Retrieved 5 August 2017. 
  11. ^ "The Heritage of Rum - FOUR Magazine". www.four-magazine.com. 
  12. ^ "En la "cuna" del Flor de Caña - El Observador Económico (28-05-2007)". www.elobservadoreconomico.com. 
  13. ^ "Flor de Cana debuts its slow-aged 'crown jewel'". www.thespiritsbusiness.com. 
  14. ^ "Rum Journal: Reaching Cloud Nine With Nicaragua's Flor de Caña". Caribbean Journal. 3 January 2013. 
  15. ^ "New look for Flor de Cana bottles". www.thespiritsbusiness.com. 
  16. ^ Bogan, Jesse (20 October 2009). "Navigating Nicaragua". 
  17. ^ Inc., M. Shanken Communications,. "Flor de Caña Gets a New Look - Drinks". 
  18. ^ "Products". Flor de Cana. Retrieved 5 August 2017. 
  19. ^ Carruthers, Nicola (3 May 2018). "Flor de Caña gains Fairtrade certification". The Spirits Business. Retrieved 4 July 2018. 
  20. ^ "World Class Rums". TACA. Archived from the original on 2012-03-06. Retrieved 2007-10-07. 
  21. ^ "Wine Enthusiast Magazine - Wine Ratings, Wine News, Recipe Pairings". www.winemag.com. 
  22. ^ "errorpage". www.sanjeevkapoor.com. 
  23. ^ "HugeDomains.com - BoozeBasher.com is for sale (Booze Basher)". www.boozebasher.com. 
  24. ^ Diario, El Nuevo. "El Nuevo Diario". Elnuevodiario.com.ni. 
  25. ^ "Ron Flor de Caña Invicto en Londres". [permanent dead link]
  26. ^ "Flor De Cana Named number 1 Rum Producer in the World". BeverageTradeNetwork via Medium. 29 November 2017. Retrieved 12 February 2018. 

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