Flor de Cana / Bicardi
I wasnt looking for taste-test results or anything but was curious if anyone knows why in much of not most of the U.S. Flor de Cana is so hard to find at liquor stores? Bicardi is everywhere all the time, I assume because it is Puerto Rico based. Since most people I have ever met, especially Europeans (where Bicardi is expensive, and considered so great), are often shocked at how good the Nicaraguan rum really is. Same with almost every person I have ever met from the U.S. Person after person I meet from the U.S. usually here in Central America for a few months or maybe a year returns to the U.S. and tells me via an email that liquor stores do not even stock Flor de Cana or only stock grand reserve at holiday season. Is there any reason for this, economics wise? Is there something Flor de Cana is required to do, that they dont/wont/cant do to really enter the market? Price aside it is great rum but it has an obvious strength in that is is both excellent and cheap which is what many importers look for (easy to mark up costs a lot and people do not notice or care), but few import it.