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Whether you call them, clear, silver, white or simple 'see through' how do you drink them?


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Old 07-16-2007, 12:55 PM   #1
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Default Ron Flor de Caсa variations?

I was curious, aside from abv is (or was) Flor de Canña "Extra Lite" the same as the current "Extra Dry" offering?

Both appear to be aged 4 years.

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Old 07-16-2007, 03:40 PM   #2
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Their web site lists them as two different rums.

http://www.flordecana.com/
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Old 07-16-2007, 03:48 PM   #3
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Their web site lists them as two different rums.

http://www.flordecana.com/
Thanks Scottes. I actually browsed the Flor website before in search of an answer... I guess I missed the "Extra Lite" altogether.
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The bottle of "Lite" I own is handblown and the product itself doesn't list locally in the state's distribution documentation (which really doesn't prove jack - and I know better).

I just assumed it had either been nixed or wasn't a U.S. product.
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Old 07-16-2007, 09:57 PM   #4
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Flor de Canсa Extra Dry is the rum which is being bottled at this time. The Extra Lite was a product which was replaced by the new Extra Dry label. From everything I know they were essentially the same product with different labels but marketing decided the Extra Dry was more salable than Extra Lite, I agree. I'm really not looking for a Lite Rum. It makes me think of Lite Beer and I don't drink that either.
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Old 09-17-2007, 05:50 PM   #5
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Interesting. I just had a reader of my blog log the following comment:

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There are two Flor de Cana white rums, Extra-Dry and Extra-Lite.
The Extra-Dry is bottled at 80 proof and the Extra-Lite at 70.
Why anyone would want to pay for “Extra-Water” is beyond me.
Flor De Cana's site does list the Lite at 70-proof.

But this does not discount Ed's comment - a little more water, thus a little less alcohol, would make a product a "lite" version. So other than the proof they could still be the same thing.
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Wow, I guess it's been just about 2 years since this discussion transpired. Looks like the Extra Lite is alive and still kicking.

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Old 09-06-2009, 11:00 PM   #7
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Interesting in that at 70 proof, the Light Rum would not be saleable in many states, as many have laws dictates that rum (as well as whisky, vodka, gin and other spririts) must be a minimum of 80 proof in order to be legal.
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Old 09-13-2009, 02:53 PM   #8
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I was given a "sampler" of Flor de Cana rums from a good friend of mine who told me as he handed it over to me, "The awesomeness or crappiness of this rum would be lost on me since I'm not a rum drinker."

These are all the little bottles (the kind you get on airplanes) and in a leather carrying case.



Are these rums any good, or are they best left to be a decoration on a bookshelf?
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Old 09-13-2009, 02:58 PM   #9
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Personally, I'd keep them the way you have them, in that nice leather holder. Not because they aren't good to drink but after you taste them the set won't be worth much and if you have room to keep them you'll be glad you did someday in the future when you appreciate them.

As previously discussed the white rums are best mixed, but the older 5 and 7 year olds are nicer to sip. The other problem with the miniatures, in my opinion, is that they are too small to make more than one drink and then what do you do?

If you don't want to keep them they would make a nice gift for someone who collects such things.
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Old 09-22-2009, 01:16 AM   #10
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During my Central American travels, the 70 proof "Lite" is always a money-saving mixer at local bars. It is currently in production. The 80 proof is the less watered export version.
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