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Havana Club 3-Year rum is produced from molasses and aged for 3 years in white oak barrels before filtering and bottling.
Havana Club rum is produced in Cuba, where the company was founded in 1878 by José Arechabala. The company was nationalized in 1959 after the Cuban Revolution and now jointly owned by Pernod Ricard and the Cuban government.
When you buy a bottle of this excellent white rum, you will notice it actually as a slight yellow tinge (something on the line of reposado tequilas), because it has been aged for three years in oak barrels before bottling, but unlike other brands, the color has not been charcoal filtered out. I commend this, because the filtration takes away part of the flavor, and why pretend something that's not true (both coloring aged rums with caramel and filtering so called white rum is a form of deception. Let the color stay natural!). Some may complain that it can affect color of cocktails that call for perfectly white rum, I say let them complain.
On the nose, you will get a faint, warming, pleasant fruity.
The taste is where this rum shines, though. Clean, round, smooth, creamy, with just a hint of molasses sweetness, it is actually sippable. Compare it to the kerosene and metallic notes of Bacardi so called, erhm, erhm "Superior", and you will soon find out which rum is actually superior.
There is actually a short, pleasant, warming finish. For a white, briefly aged rum, this humble fellow clearly outperforms.
By the way, it's the original, Cuban version of the rum, manufactured in Cuba, not the version stolen by a mafia family backed by the US government (for that one, google "Bacardi, hooch, petrol, disgusting"). This original version is unavailable in the USA due to a self-inflicted American embargo, so if you whether you are a progressive Yank, or bible-thumping, Trump-electing redneck from the south, and you are holding a bottle of this, please contact your nearest NSA operated secret torture chamber to make an appointment where a highly trained information extraction professional will find out all about how you obtained this illegal and clearly peace-endangering substance. Shame on you, citizen!
God mixer rom. Kan ikke anbefales at drikke ren, heller ikke med is.
standard rum für drinks wie zb. mojito, daiquiri, cocoloco.... mit diesem rum kann man nicht viel falsch machen..
Pur aufgrund seines "medizinischen" Geschmacks kaum zu genießen, in einfachen Mixen (z. B. Mojito) aber schwierig zu toppen. Kaum zu glauben aber wahr.
Not a rum useful for much aside from cocktails but that it is very good for.
Not a sipper obviously but as mixer it is perfect. It has flavour unlike bacardi and far superior in my opinion.
Hlavne do miešaných drinkov ale aj na samotné vypitie má svoju charakteristiku. Lepšie ako biely ale v mixe najlepší.
Some people say it fits well with some cocktails but as a pure rum I can not appreciate it. In that case I prefer a basic rum or the more expensive Havana Club Seleccion De Maestros.
It surely does not fit a Cuba Libre but is slightly better with fruit juice
Sweet, smooth and subtle. Very nice to drink straight, even for a clear rum.
this is a pretty decent mixing rum, far better than bacardi carta blanca. my rating is based on mixability and value, I wouldn't have this neat.
So there you are in the liquor store, staring at the rows of rum and wondering which one will be unnecessarily added to your bourgeoning bar. You have more bottles than your favourite boozer but It’s an itch to be scratched and it’s not worth kidding yourself.
So if you are looking for light then you can do much worse than this.
It’s the full 80 proof which is nice and it works in what ever drink you choose. I like it with lime and sugar.
Slightly thicker mouthfeel than some and a fullness of flavour that is missing from some other light rums.
The title says it.... the one I use for the home made cocktails
Time for Birka’s rumcruise 2019 at the Baltic Sea. Bought me mojito now and then just to get a break from all the zipping. They used the Havana Club 3yo and the drink was very refreshing.
add Ice, Cola, Lime and you can drink, in hot summer nights
With a slightly golden tint this white rum is fruity on the nose and on the palate. It starts off smooth but as it goes down, there is some slight burn. You can't really expect much complexity because it's a white rum. But I've made a few daiquiris with it and I have to say it is the best white rum I've had. It's not just a hit of ethanol. There is actually some fruity tones. A lot better than other white rum I've had. This Cuban rum is perfect for cocktails.
Best one for coctails for this price.
50 pln/ 0.7 biedronka
When you order mojito in Cuba, this is what you get in your cocktail.
There’s a reason this rum is used in La Bodeguita and El Floridita in Havana. It makes pretty good cocktails. I don’t recommend this one straight or on the rocks. And: value for money.
Sharing the distinctive Havana Club flavor, when it comes down to the price, this is the best cocktail rum, you can get. I have always enjoyed it, and if you're planning on getting into rums, this is a great one to start with.
Pleasant rum. Full mouth. Nice aromas. Fruits, honey. Perfect for cocktails
Been enjoying this one since the days in The Fish in Cheltenham back in 1999
A major characteristic of Cuban rums is that fiery alcoholic burn upfront and after, but there are a few pleasant tasting notes: A little bit of that saccharine demerara sugar, esters briefly evoking dried tropical fruits and a vanilla aftertaste. This is not a first choice sipper, but fine as a shooter, and apropos of cocktails, the daiquiri and mojito will surely improve in flavor toward their intended form.
I prefer to mix it with Cola, ice, slice of lime and a few drops of vanilla extract.
I like the taste and effect. No bad hangover from this one. It's readily available everywhere in Germany. Quite regularly for 10 Euros a bottle.
This rum ultimately meets all of its expectations and has more of a distinct taste than many rums in its class. It is more fruity and functional than many other whites out there. It serves as a well mixer and provides the Cuban taste called for in many great drinks. Cost and function are strengths.
Havana Club 3-Year rum review by The Ultimate Rum Guide