This is my favorite rum. Hands down. I could (and have) down a whole bottle in less than 48 hours (with only minimal assistance.) That makes me sound like a total alcoholic, but in my defense, I was on vacation in the Caribbean. If I hadn't gotten sloppy drunk and barely remembered a few days of the trip, I would be shaming the great institution of exotic beach vacationing. I will try not to emotionally spew out word vomit on why I love it so much. Hopefully, this is an informative post.
As amazing as the older varieties are, the 7 year is my favorite. It is nice enough to sip on its own, but not so expensive that you feel bad mixing it with a little fresh pineapple juice or Coke. Ok, really I shouldn't say that about the expensive part. If you can even find the 7 year in the states it will run about $25. We stock up on it when we go one vacation. In Honduras it goes for about $12 (for 750 mL.) So while $25 isn't outrageous, it's double what it is in Central America. Sadly, that picture above holds all our remaining 7 year.
Luckily, the 4 year is available in many liquor stores and will only set you back roughly $13. The 4 year is perrrrfect for mixing. Light in flavor but pronounced enough to compliment fruit juice or whatever else you like with your rum. I don't like to over do it on the mixers because (normally) I like to enjoy and savor what I am drinking. And I really really enjoy drinking Flor de Caña rum. (It may be one of my favorite past times.)
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