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Havana Club 7-Year Rum is distilled from fermented molasses and aged in charred white oak barrels for seven years.
Havana Club rum is still made in Cuba - where the company was founded by José Arechabala in 1878 and then nationalized in 1959 after the Cuban Revolution. Havana Club is now jointly owned by Pernod Ricard and the Cuban government.
At a family wedding in Cancun this past winter, there was Havana Club or an Argentinian Rum, which I tried both. I found the Havana smoother. I started off neat and then added several ice cubes as the night progressed. I was able to drink it all evening without getting out of hand. Did not have a surprising feeling in the morning either. Good, all around rum.
Great barrel flavor, nice aftertaste and superb aroma. One of my favorites
This is my everyday sipping rum. Quite sweet, good value for money (Norway).
This one is not bad at all. This seems to be the standard for all rums. Goes great mixed or straight. Sweet start with a mellow oak finish.
A dry rum I once drank in a bar, and wasn't fan of it. Since this rum has relatively good rating in this site, probably I have to give it another chance someday.
It´s ok for a sip, but is better mixing.
A little dry. Simple flavor.
So many good memories tied to this rum. First had it at an all inclusive resort in Riviera Maya! It is one of my favorites. Solid mixer, or in a glass with a few rocks. Not very complex but it gets the job done. I wish we could get it in Colorado. Be advised, the Havana club from puerto rico is not the same.
rough on the nose not an elegant rum defiantly needs some work
Dégustè aux canaries. Un très bon rhum de moyenne gamme
Peu d'interet seul. Parfait pour realiser des cocktails.
Very nice sipping Cuban Style Rum.
Not as good as the Maestro level, but that is much more expensive.
Great rum to start your advantage in to the rum world....rich and sweet... goes well with cigar.
This is the one I drink when I have exhausted my other bottles.
It's perfectly acceptable, though I find it can be a little too treacle and bourbon.
Still, it's cheap and you can get it in just about any supermarket, so...
I have gone back and forth on buying this. It's a bit pricey for a mixer, but it's better than the Flor de Cana 5 year, for example, which is crap by itself, but fine in stuff. Light body, pretty dry (most of the Havana Club stuff is not that sweet), a bitter on the after taste. Profile is mostly tobacco and cinnamon.
Comparing other Cuban rums, I see HC7 as a leader.
Continiuous aging helps to develop nice flavours as tobaco, heavily roasted coffee and bitter - sweet molasses.
I like to drink it neat or make a old fashioned when at a party.
Tastes good and not too hard to understand.
The best value rum you can drink straight up.
Moderatery rich taste and smokey flavor, well sweet.
Certainly not the best rum in the world, but will be suitable for not only rum biginners but all traditional rum drinker, I think.
Dobry do picia na lodzie, z colą, ostatecznie nawet sam. Cena w Polsce około 90 PLN za butelkę 0,7. Uważam że warto
This rum has very hard position in Havana family - It is in the middle between brilliant Selection de Maestros on one side and cheap but tasty Anejo Especial on the other one. So if you buy 7yo, you pay 50% more than for Anejo Especial, but you dont get 50% quality increase. Or, you pay 75% of Selection de Maestros price, but again, you dont get 75% of its quality. And this is the biggest problem of Havana 7yo. If you want quality, you go for Maestros. If you want cheap and tasty, you go for Anejo Especial. But its at least worth trying.
Bottle: I like this black design they made for 7yo. Its prettier than Anejo Especial even though its smaller.
Color: You might think that it will be dark rum, but thats wrong. The color is simillar to Anejo Especial.
Smell: It smells like leather and tobacco. Also some alcoholic smell. And maybe a bit of peat or turf.
Taste: Tasted on room temperature. In first try a lot of alcoholic taste, but after leaving my glass breathing for a minute, it became much better. Some tobacco taste, a lot of wood, some leather. I will give it a try on rocks.
Well, this rum is not bad, it is just the unwanted middle brother. for there are much better rums in its price category and both his closest siblings offers something more.
Underated. Buy this one if you have the opportunity, you won't be disappointed
Un pic mai bun ca cel de 6 ani, ies niște prăjituri excelente! :))))
Solider Rum ohne geschmackliche Extravaganten. Typisch Cuba
Time for Birka’s rumcruise 2019 at the Baltic Sea. This was one of the rums that were included at Ian Burrell’s Master class, “Blindtest”. We tested it neat and I had some problems to distinguish it from the Abuelo 12, but got it right.
I don’t think I will drink this neat again, but it’s a nice mixer rum when you want a dark one.
Picture: Brands included at the blindtest.
Widely available. Not a bad choice, if nothing better is around. Still... Rather choose a pub, where Mount Gay XO and such are on the menu
Kdo raději rum pije, než o něm hovoří, tomu láhev této polosladké kubánské radosti vyjde maximálně vstříc. Jelikož o sedmičkové Havaně bylo již dávno vše řečeno, netřeba kvůli šesti stovkám za lehce nadprůměrný obsah plýtvat cennými marketingovými prostředky, které lze využít na jiné „dojné krávy“. Tedy výhoda pro ty, co ocení tuto multifunkční perlu zábavy raději rovnou v míchaných drincích či v přímém popíjení než při poslechu distingované přednášky o rumových pokladech Karibiku :-). Dřevěné a zemitější tóny s náznakem karamelu rozpoznáte bez potíží jak čichovými, tak chuťovými senzory a srdce potěší, že tuto Havanu servíruje producent maximálně s 5g/l přidaného cukru (…velmi rozdílná rumová cesta s jinou kubánskou klasikou - Legendariem…). V dochuti dostatečně silný, sladěný a vyvážený, což bych rád shrnul a uzavřel finální známkou 6,5/10. Bohužel však nemohu, volím tedy pouze šestku, jelikož pro sedmičkové „doporučení všem“ mi schází jistá špetka odlišnosti, unikátnosti či originality.
Havana Club 7-Year rum view by Mike at Ultimate Rum Guide
Havana Club 7-Year rum review by Drinkhacker