View Full Version : Flor de Cana "Black" 5yo
05-01-2011, 06:50 PM
I've long been a fan of both FdC 4 and 7yo, so when this showed up at an area liquor store (a year or two ago) at $5 more than the 4yo, I wasn't motivated to try it.
However this month our beloved Oregon Liquor Control Commission has put it on closeout, marking it down from $22.45 to $11.
What can anyone tell me about this rum?
05-02-2011, 07:40 AM
FdC 4yo has been a long time a revered host in my cantina, and I tried recently the 5yo, and IMHO it is not worth the price difference. I have to say that it came from Spain (where it is much cheaper) and has that bl...y plastic pourer and that simple fact spoils a bit of my pleasure...
BTW who can explain me why they use that kind of pourer and if it is used elsewhere???
05-05-2011, 06:04 PM
BTW who can explain me why they use that kind of pourer and if it is used elsewhere???Never had a restricted bottle of Flor, but if the plastic pourer is the sort I think you might be referring to, it's my belief those are often used to make it difficult to refill a bottle.
05-06-2011, 12:45 AM
You're right Matusalem, those plastic pourers are designed to keep bottles from being refilled with other products. Sometimes you have to shake the bottle a bit to get them to start pouring but overall they seem to work very well, most of the time. But when they don't they can make a nun curse.
I have really appreciated the FdC bottles. The plastic thingy has never been a problem for pouring, and I love it that nothing gets wasted. Normally I hate screw tops on my bottles, but the FdC style rocks.
Re: the 5 yr, loved it in egg nog, not so much in a Cuba Libre.
05-06-2011, 01:06 PM
I keep thinking the only useful pourer is the (glass and reusable) one for measuring pastis.
05-06-2011, 04:34 PM
Any one tasted the new flor de cana anejo clasico??
05-06-2011, 08:18 PM
Not landed yet in the area, but I will sure. I gave another try to Black label, neat, not bad at all, after all... now waiting for classico.
Rutherford H Mountbatten
05-09-2011, 12:42 AM
I have to agree with bobt. I really like the plastic spout and screwcap on Flor de Cana's bottles. Compared to the cork-in-glass stoppers in most similar rums, it is really a superior beverage storage and delivery system... Bottles are easy to quickly open, pour much more easily with more control, and fewer drops of rum are wasted from running down the side of the bottle after pouring.
Their spouts in particular also seem different better designed than the traditional sort. I wish that more beverage manufacturers would put the effort into making a functional bottle that they do instead of just going for style points.
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