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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.
Havana Club 7 year makes a base for a quality Cuba Libre, but it is not created for neat sipping since the flavor profile is a mixed bag and the afterburn is very strong.
Cuba has got much more to offer like Santiago or Legendario. This one is just commercial study. But ok to drink but nothing great
À mettre en coktail pour un meilleur rendu. Plutôt chère mais facile à trouver.
Aroma is strong, eyewatering strong... Lacquer thinner is definitely there with this one. Strong juicy first taste. Don't know what "leathery" or "tobacco" taste like, but to me there's strong pineapple there, almost like concentrate. Peach!
It's the best one available at the supermarket, either that or Mount Gay Eclipse. I went for this tonight because I wanted something a little darker to try the 'Dark and Stormy'. Just killing time till my online order of finer rums arrive in a few days.
I like the Rum Howler's reviews, especially the one about this rum where he imagines being in a smoky bar with a burly bartender wiping the sweat from his brow before wiping the bar with the same towel.
I get what he says. I'm new to trying to distinguish aromas but the smoky tobacco is unmistakable. This needs to air a while before sipping, but it's better with coke zero.
I thankfully stopped smoking a while ago but after a few glasses of this you want to break out a 20 pack of Embassy number 1 and deal the cards, talk shit as your vision gets hazy, sleazy women propping up the bar. You could say this rum takes you to Havana, while not a top rum it's cheap and worth the road trip, at least until the El Dorado 12 gets here x roll on x
Cuba libre best buddy !
Le produit phare de la maison Havana Club.
On réinvente pas les classiques!
This rum is a very one of a kind type of rum. You have to go in to it not expecting it to taste like a normal expectant rum taste, however once you let it set in your mouth and then it comes home. Very smooth for a 7+ year rum. Excellent Cuba Libre. Very subtle on the palate light burn but goes down smooth. Did not like the screw on cap, i like a cork but still very enjoyable and fun to par take it.
Rhum à Cocktails, mojito ou cuba libre iront bien.
Alkohol: 40 %
Aroma: Hutně kožené, rumově pralinkové aroma s ostře vystupujícím alkoholem. Štiplavá, zemitá, snad až mírně zatuchlá vůně. (82 b)
Chuť: Poměrně hrubá, štiplavá, mírně nasládlá, nijak extra plná chuť. (82 b)
Shrnutí: Měl jsem miniaturu koupenou z Diosu a jsem rád, že jsem neutrácel za celou lahev, která je běžně k dostání v supermarketech. Není to nic uhlazeného, i přes určitou výraznost mě moc nezaujal, přijde mi roztěkaný, disharmonický. Poměr výkon/cena mi přijde velmi slabý. Je spousta lepších rumů v této cenové kategorii, levněji seženete dokonce Pampero Anniversario, které je kvalitou úplně jinde.
Was greatly disappointed, tho perhaps I had a bad, or non-legitimate batch of Añejo 7 Años ('aged 7 years') in a Havana Club gift tin from the shop. Was not expecting a Ron Zacapa 23, but was hoping for something interesting in that general direction. This Havana Club's dark bottle yielded a rum light and golden in colour, with some initial pleasant rum flavours immediately overwhelmed by a fiery, burning after-taste. An ice cube took away the fire, but also left the rum without character, a simple sweet drink. Surprised since I enjoy Havana Club's Añejo Especial at one-third less, better both neat or with ice than this bottle I bought of Añejo 7. Ché Guevara would have asked, 'What's going on here?'
Smokey and smooth. I usually keep a bottle of this next to me on playstation gaming nights. Whenever in doubt this is a safe choice.
Dont find this to be a great rum, but it's not bad either. It contains a manly doze of woody cigar flavours and hints of caramel. If your in the mood for that, it will do the job. It’s semidry, sippable and a decent mixer.
Bruger kun min til cola.
Big fan of the 15yr for sipping means im more than happy to use the 7yr in cocktails. Lighter and smoother than expected with wood and vanilla on the nose i find it great to use as your base in a Daiquiri.
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.
Havana Club 7-Year rum view by Mike at Ultimate Rum Guide
Havana Club 7-Year rum review by Drinkhacker