Flor de Ca¤a is from one of the most decorated Rum distilleries in the world and it has been that way for over a hundred years. With that legacy in mind, the 18 Year Centenario is the tip-top of their range and quite an accomplished spirit. The nose leads with wet mahogany, dark caramel, dried fig, tanned leather, rope, tropical fruit and tea chest. The aromas evolve on the palate to include roasted nuts, black strap molasses, Ibarra chocolate (Mexican style), dried brown spices and charred oak that deliver an earthy-dry-full of flavor libation . . . it is complex and recherche. It finishes with characteristically dry elan and relish showing clean vegetal tones, oak spices, smoky warmth and vanilla. This is a serious rum to enjoy neat, with ice or in a rum focused beverage.