About Nicaraguan Spirits

About Nicaraguan Spirits
Rum is the principal alcoholic spirit in Nicaragua, as it is in most Central American countries. The best quality products are the añejo rums, aged for five to eight years or longer. These are quite expressive in their flavors, with notes of chocolate, coffee and dried fruit and are excellent for mixing in cocktails.

Top Picks for Nicaragua

Flor de Caña 12 Year Old Rum
93 points
Copper color. Aromas of dried mango, prune, leather, and black tea with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, intricate, long dark chocolate covered espresso bean, chicory coffee, pineapple upside down cake, and tamarind finish. A dry, robust, flavor-building rum that will be best with cigars sipped on a warm night.
93 points $39.99
Flor de Caña 18 Year Old Rum
90 points
Amber color. Aromas of cherries, chocolate-covered toffee, leather, and praline with a satiny, crisp, dryish medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length coriander, nutmeg, acacia, and tiramisu finish. A smooth-sipping aged rum with a remarkably silky character; attractively dry and great for cigar pairings or classic cocktails.
90 points $49.99
Flor de Caña 7 Year Old Rum
87 points
Amber color. Aromas of toffee, chocolate, and golden raisin with a supple, bright, dryish light-to-medium body and an even, fast toasted nuts and cream soda finish. A mild rum with subtle flavors for easy-sipping.
87 points $24.99
Flor de Caña 25 Year Old Rum
85 points
Copper color. Aromas of popcorn, wool, and berry leaves with a satiny, crisp, dryish medium body and a sleek, interesting, swift pecan and gingersnap cookie finish. A soft-spoken rum.
85 points $144.99