Cia. Licorera De Nicaragua
- Apartado Postal 1494
- Managua, Nicaragua
- 505 2274-4040
- 505 2274-4041
The Compañia Licorera de Nicaragua, S.A. has been around in some form or another since 1890. It is based in Managua, Nicaragua and has a production plant in Chichigalpa, Nicaragua as well as a sales and marketing office in Miami, Florida. The Compañia Licorera de Nicaragua, S.A. produces neutral and aged spirits as well as branded and bulk rum for local and international markets. It also produces carbon dioxide for the Central American market.
The first distillery for the Compañia Licorera de Nicaragua, S.A. was built in 1890 Chichigalpa, Nicaragua. This distillery fell under the control of the Compañia Licorera de Nicaragua, S.A. in 1937. It was then that the distillery began to craft and sell its Flor de Caña rums for the first time. In 1996, the distillery had the honour to be the first distillery in the world to be granted its ISO-9002 certification for quality management. The company now forms a part of Grupo Pellas and is the holder of one of the world’s largest stores of aged rum.
Apart from the neutral spirits, bulk rum, and carbon dioxide it produces, the main export by the Compañía Licorera de Nicaragua, S.A. is its Flor de Caña range of premium rums. With more than 125 years in existence, Flor de Caña can be found in over 40 countries around the world. The name translates literally to “the flower of the cane”, in reference to the sugar cane used to make rum. Flor de Caña is the No. 1 brand exported by Nicaragua.
San Cristóbal, the most active volcano in Nicaragua, is the intimidating neighbour who looks down over the production of this rum. All of the Flor de Caña rums are aged in white oak barrels. The barrels are sealed with banana leaves to give them that special tropical touch.
Flor de Caña rums are naturally-aged, sugar-free, and distilled with 100% renewable energy. The ages of the rums range between 4 and 25 years. With varying colours and even flavoured versions available, there will definitely be a Flor de Caña that suits your taste and budget.
Other Relevant Information
All of the sugar cane used is grown on the estate or bought from local farmers. A biogas generator produces methane which creates the steam used for distillation. Carbon dioxide is collected from the fermentation process, cleaned, and sold to other companies. During the cane harvest, boilers create high-pressure steam to generate electricity while eucalyptus is used the remaining six months of the year to reduce dependence on foreign oil.