About Flor de Caña

Our 5 Pillars

1) Aged at the Base of an Active Volcano since 1890

Flor de Caña is a naturally aged rum enriched by the unique properties of the San Cristobal volcano, the most active in Nicaragua. The fertility of its soil, the enriched volcanic water and the hot volcanic climate to which the barrels are exposed during the aging process contribute to Flor de Caña’s singularly smooth and deliciously balanced character.

2) 125-Year Family Story

In 1890, Alfredo Francisco Pellas Canessa, along with the founders, began to celebrate the end of the agricultural harvest season with small quantities of aged rum. More than 125 years later, the entire production process continues under the supervision of the same family (five generations of mastery and family values), achieving perfection in rum making.

3) Distilled 100% with Renewable Energy

Flor de Caña is an environmentally responsible brand, its distillery uses 100% renewable energy and every year the company plants 50,000 trees. At this eco-friendly distillery is where the high quality of Flor de Caña rums is achieved through a five-times distillation process to obtain alcohol of maximum purity.

4) Naturally Aged, without Sugar or Additives

Flor de Caña is naturally aged in premium bourbon barrels sealed with Nicaraguan plantain leaves, producing a distinguished and elegant flavor with tropical notes. This uninterrupted aging process gives the rum its remarkable amber color and rich flavor without the aid of accelerants, unnatural additives and with zero sugar content.

5) Committed to Social and Environmental Sustainability

Sustainable development and growth has been a core value of Flor de Caña throughout its 125-year history, with a holistic focus: Environment, Employees and Community.

Flor de Caña Tour: A New, World-Class Tourist Destination in Nicaragua

In October 2012, the Flor de Caña Tour opened its doors to the public, featuring the largest rum barrel in the world. During the tour, which lasts approximately two hours, visitors learn about the 126-year history of the family business tradition of Flor de Caña and its production process, and explore the Flor de Caña museum, which includes artifacts dating back to the 1890s, while tasting one of the world’s finest aged rums. Since its opening, the tour has drawn the attention of national and foreign tourists, having received more than 100,000 visitors and earning a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor. Visit the Tour!

Recognitions and Awards

Flor de Caña has won more than 180 international accolades, making it one of the most awarded premium rums in the world. Some of the most recent awards include:

Best Rum Producer of the Year
International Wine and Spirit Competition

Best Rum of the Year
International Rum Conference in Madrid

#1 Rum on the Planet
The Huffington Post

Among the Finest Products in the World
San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Best New Rum of the Year
Caribbean Journal

Design and Packaging Masters
The Spirits Business of London

Strategic Alliances

Official Rum of the International Game Fish Association (IGFA)

As of 2017, Flor de Caña is the official rum of the prestigious International Game Fish Association (IGFA), the most important nonprofit organization focused on game fish (catch and release) and maritime conservation. Flor de Caña sponsors international fishing tournaments in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Panama.

Official Rum of International Fishing Tournaments in Central America

With the objective of promoting tourism in the region, Flor de Caña has been the official rum of 12 fishing tournaments (catch and release) in Central America, with more than 2,000 participants. One such tournament is the Flor de Caña International Fishing Tournament in Nicaragua, an event that brings together fishermen from 10 countries. In 2016, the brand celebrated the XV edition of this tournament.

Markets

Currently, Flor de Caña is sold in more than 40 countries in five continents. Aside from Central America, some of these include the United States, Canada, Mexico, Chile, Peru, Bolivia, Spain, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Czech Republic, Australia and the Netherlands.

International Certifications

Flor de Caña is one of the few spirit brands in the world to obtain ISO-14000 environmental management certification. In addition, it has other international certifications such as:

  • Fair Trade – Fair Trade USA
  • Sugar Free – CENSOL
  • Gluten Free – CENSOL
  • KOSHER – Jewish Food Safety Management System
  • Quality management system – ISO9001: 2008
  • Food safety management system – HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points)
  • Food safety management system – FSSC22000 (Food Safety System Certification)
  • Occupational health and safety management system – OHSAS18001:2007

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