Nicaraguan NMC Single Barrel 17-Year 1999, The Exclusive Rums


Price: $110 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: “Volcano Distillery” / The Exclusive Rums

Region: Nicaragua

57.4% ABV

Distillate: Molasses

Aged For: 17 years (Distilled 1999)

Cask Type: Ex-bourbon

Chill Filtered: No

Additives used: None

Cask #: 25

Color: Chestnut

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

Nose: Sharp on the nostrils, molasses, grilled pineapple, papaya, oak, earth, and coriander

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied

Palate/Taste: Earthy funk, oak, vanilla, baking spice, herbal, caramel, hay, and coffee

Finish: Medium warmth and length, vanilla, molasses, mint, herbs, and coffee

Thoughts: A very earthy rum with just a small amount of funk

Score: 80 out of 100

Flor de Cana 12

Flor de Cana 12

Price: $35 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Compañía Licorera de Nicaragua

Region: Nicaragua

40% ABV

Distillate: Molasses

Aged For: 12 years (Solera system)

Cask Type: American oak, ex-bourbon/whiskey

Chill Filtered: Yes

Additives used: Unknown



Color: Amber

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

Nose: Alcohol heavy, with cane sugar, oak, crushed nuts, and pepper

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body

Palate/Taste: Oak, molasses, caramel, macadamia nuts, coconut

Finish: Short and gentle with molasses, oak, chocolate, and a bit of leather

Thoughts: An average sipping rum in my book, flavors are decent, but the alcohol is strong on the nose and palate a little too light.

Score: 76 out of 100