MoR Mobile β


New Users Please read the thread in the Introductions Section.
Rum Lovers @ the Ministry of Rum

90 years ago in 1929, Destilerias Unidas S.A.C. was established in Peru.

Search by Label Name
Other Searches
Ministry of Rum Blog
Rum Events
Member Map
Rum Producers
Retail Index
Bars & Restaurants
Distributor Index
Rum Importer Index
Articles
Interviews
Frequently Asked Rum Questions
Rum 101
Test your Rum IQ
Rum Glossary
Rum Recipes
Ministry of Rum Giftshop
Trade Registry

Go Back   Rum Lovers @ the Ministry of Rum > Sugar Cane Spirits > Rum questions/discussions
Forgot Password?
Register FAQ Members List Unregistered Posts Mark Forums Read

Rum questions/discussions

General questions or discussions about particular brands should be posted here.


Reply
 
    Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-04-2010, 11:07 AM   #1
Seth
Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Costa Rica
Posts: 14
Default Rums of Central America

I would like to know what your favorite rum varietals are from the Central America region. Please, note the name and country of origin.

IMHO, I like:
Ron Zacapa XO - Guatemala
Monte Cristo 12 - Guatemala
Flor de Cana Centenario 21 - Nicaragua
Ron Centenario XX- Costa Rica
Seth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2010, 11:47 AM   #2
erickaye
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: NYC
Posts: 34
Default

Have you tried the Flor de Caсa Centenario 18, which is older than the Centenario 21? The 21 is actually 15 years old, but not to be confused with Centenario Commemorative Edition, which is actually 21 years old....
erickaye is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2010, 11:57 AM   #3
Seth
Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Costa Rica
Posts: 14
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by erickaye View Post
Have you tried the Flor de Caсa Centenario 18, which is older than the Centenario 21? The 21 is actually 15 years old, but not to be confused with Centenario Commemorative Edition, which is actually 21 years old....
I have tried the 18 and it is "all right". Excuse my exclusion. I was referring to the Commemorativo Edition, the special blue bottle variety. The regular 21 I have not tried.
Seth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2010, 12:45 PM   #4
Dood
Senior Member
 
Dood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 743
Default

There are a number of great Central American rums.

Ron Zacapa 23 - Guatemala
Ron Centenario XX - Costa Rica
Ron Abuelo 7 Anos - Panama
Flor de Cana 12, 18, 21 - Nicaragua
Zafra 21 - Panama

I'm sure I'm missing several, but that's what I came up with off the top of my head.
Dood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2010, 12:54 PM   #5
rumdog007
Senior Member
 
rumdog007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Costa Mesa, CA
Posts: 1,178
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by erickaye View Post
Have you tried the Flor de Caсa Centenario 18, which is older than the Centenario 21? The 21 is actually 15 years old, but not to be confused with Centenario Commemorative Edition, which is actually 21 years old....
I believe that the blue bottle 21 Commerative IS their 15 year old rum. At least, mine is. The tag on the neck of my bottle makes the claim. Anyway, I have never seen another FDC "21". What does the bottle look like? Thanks!
__________________
"Person-to-person call for Kowalski. Person-to-person call for Kowalski.
Can you hear me, Kowalski
?"
rumdog007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2010, 03:46 PM   #6
Seth
Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Costa Rica
Posts: 14
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rumdog007 View Post
I believe that the blue bottle 21 Commerative IS their 15 year old rum. At least, mine is. The tag on the neck of my bottle makes the claim. Anyway, I have never seen another FDC "21". What does the bottle look like? Thanks!
True, true, the 21 is a 15 year old. I do not believe there is an actual 21 year old. I could be wrong. It would not be the first time.
Seth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2010, 01:11 AM   #7
erickaye
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: NYC
Posts: 34
Default

I stand corrected. There is no 21 yr. Serves me right for fact checking on wikipedia....
erickaye is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2010, 01:12 AM   #8
erickaye
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: NYC
Posts: 34
Default

Also, if you can find a bottle, Zaya was originally a great Central American rum from Guatemala, until production moved to Trinidad. Now it's a great Trinidadian rum, although different from the Guatemalan original.
erickaye is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2010, 09:50 AM   #9
Edward Hamilton
Founder
 
Edward Hamilton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Sailboat in the Caribbean and hotels.
Posts: 4,795
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by erickaye View Post
I stand corrected. There is no 21 yr. Serves me right for fact checking on wikipedia....
I spent several days editing rum information on wikipedia and finally came to the conclusion that the old adage that the last liar wins, is more than an old adage. Experience or facts have little or weight on wikipedia so I don't even look at it anyone.
__________________
.
Edward Hamilton
Ambassador of Rum
Ministry of Rum

When I dream up a better job, I'm going to take it. In the meantime, the research continues.
Edward Hamilton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2010, 12:05 AM   #10
Berbician
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: London, UK
Posts: 1,103
Default

One Barrel from Belize is good (for its age) and much underestimated.
Berbician is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

  Rum Lovers @ the Ministry of Rum > Sugar Cane Spirits > Rum questions/discussions

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
newcomer from central florida pcguy Introductions 12 02-02-2008 10:43 PM
Distillery Tours in Central America ? alagave Rum questions/discussions 0 05-25-2007 03:00 PM


All times are GMT -3. The time now is 07:49 AM.


Rum Chat
Recent Posts
Rum in Bangladesh
posted by Berbician
Thank you for taking the time to register
posted by chris probett
Late Summer Special Offers At Waitrose
posted by Berbician
New members
posted by BITCRAZY
How Am I Just Finding This Place?
posted by Berbician
Over 100 year bottles of rum
posted by Edward Hamilton
Rum Chat
posted by graybeard
Last month this site was viewed more than 750,000 times by the best people in the world - those who appreciate rum.
Ministry of Rum on
facebook link
Follow @Ed_Hamilton on

vB ver 3.8.6 Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content on this forum copyright 1995 - 2015 Ministry of Rum.