Location: Chichigalpa, Nicaragua


The History

 "Your next taste of Flor de Caña Rum will be the same as your last."

1890 - The first distillery was built at the San Antonio Sugar Mill in Chichigalpa, Nicaragua in 1890. Back then the young rums were the drink of choice for celebrating the the sugar cane harvest, with limited quantities of better tasting "aged" rums reserved for and savored by the proprietors of the mill. Founded by Francisco Alfredo Pellas the company is led today by the Pellas family's fifth generation.

1937 - An independent company is founded within the plantation, Compañía Licorera de Nicaragua, which was dedicated to producing and marketing rum. So was born the brand Flor de Caña.

1959 - Flor de Caña Slow-Aged Rum is first exported to Central America and Venezuela. The brand is bolstered by the launching of "Etiqueta Negra" (Black Label).

1980 - During the revolutionary years of the 80's, the rums aged patiently and now Flor de Caña proudly claims one of the largest aged rum reserves in the world.

1998 - Attesting to the quality of Flor de Caña Rum, Compañia Licorera de Nicaragua was the first rum producer in the world to obtain ISO 9000 certification of quality. The company has since earned environmentally-friendly ISO 14000, HCAAP and Kosher certifications.

1999 - Rum Marketing International (RUMMI) Ltd. is founded in Miami, Florida to oversee the international expansion of Compañia Licorera de Nicaragua's products. In celebration of the new Millennium Flor de Caña Centenario 21 Commemorative Edition is introduced.

Today - 
"Since the beginning, Flor de Caña has stood for an unwavering commitment to creating the highest quality rums, a commitment that comprises expert craftsmanship, the finest natural ingredients and the unique Slow-Aged method. Now available in over 40 countries, we invite you to discover Flor de Caña Rum and savor the heritage." Carlos Pellas, Chairman & CEO, Compañia Licorera de Nicaragua



The Method


Our unique slow-aging method means you can expect to enjoy the finest quality rums in the world. Combining the latest distillation technology with the craftsmanship involved in the selection of natural ingredients, the aging and blending of our rums, we produce the best rums available today


Natural Ingredients

Flor de Caña Rums prides itself on product consistency that only a single estate rum can guarantee. Produced with the finest molasses from sugar cane harvested in fields adjacent to the distillery in Chichigalpa, Nicaragua, your next taste of Flor de Caña Rum will be the same as your last.


Distilled 5 times using the latest technology, craftsmanship, and a continuous distillation column process, Master Distiller follows the century-old guidelines to ensure that the proper attributes are present.


Flor de Caña acquires its amber colour, rich flavour, smooth taste and unique aroma in small American white oak barrels. There are no additives or accelerants used to promote aging artificially. Traditional barrelhouses, built without air-conditioning, provide Flor de Caña a natural, undisturbed environment for the full flavour to unfold. Every drop of Flor de Caña Rum is naturally aged.