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Havana Club Añejo Especial is a blend of rums aged for up to five years produced from the fermented molasses of sugar cane harvested in Cuba. The molasses is combined with yeast and water, distilled using column stills, and aged in white oak barrels.
Havana Club was founded in 1878 by Jose Arechabala and later nationalized after the Cuban Revolution in 1959.
Again a rum that I often use in cocktails, some classic and some maniacal creations. If you want a versatile rum then these lower cost Havana's are really 'go to' rums. They are also great learning tools on how subtle differences in flavour profile make a good deal of difference to a cocktail.
The bottle is of standard good quality with the archetypical Havana Club logo. The rum is dark golden/light brown with a sharp grassy and unpleasant smell. It has a sweet caramel tohether with some fruity taste on one side, and strong ethanol on the other. This is good for mixing. More expensive than the Havana Club 3 Year, but not quite worth the extra.
Bought this by mistake the 1st time thinking it was the Reserva. Glad I did though. Nothing special here, but if you can get it on special it's a decent rum at a decent price. It's a go to rum. Now you can leave the better more expensive rums for the more special occasions.
I like to mix this rum with cola.
It is not a rum i would drink on it's own as a sipping rum.
Once you open the bottle it has a very strong smell, but when mixed with cola it smells very nice in the glass.
This is one of the greatest rums I have ever tasted. Mellow tast, beautiful oak aroma. One of the finest by far. Only available in Cuba.
Un petit 4x4 au prix imbattable. Doux et épicé, tout le monde peu l'apprécié. Il dépanne pour tout même avec un cigare.
As others have said, this rum is quite strong and the alcoholic aftertaste may put some off. It's a great mixer, with coke and lime especially, but it does work as a sipping rum if you're into stronger blends.
To harsh as a sipper for me but certainly good for mixing.
This bottle will always remind me of the time attending the Tropicana show in Havana. A bottle of this was included with 2 very small cans of coke.
Finished the bottle by the end of the show though.
Kan næste ikke vente med at smage denne! - Har været på stor indkøb og købt lidt forskelligt :)
fin rom til drinks, men stadig ikke noget som kan måle sig med deres 7års model :)
For me this rum was something I had to get used to, found the flavours of this anejo rum very strong. Eventually it did grow on to me, be it with mixed with coke.
good rum with a good value for money, on the edge of being a sipper but i'll just drink her with cola
In my thirtieth birthday, I bought two whole boxes. People liked the taste of the cocktails. Sure better than Bacardi! Definitively a decent rum, but for mixed drinks only. Affordable price.
my judgement is not fair with this one... It remembers me my vacation in Cuba with my friend on the terrace of the city of Trinidad .... Miss that time with this rum and in nice cuban cigar
this rum in my view is a great one for mixing and a resonable price.
This rom is really good for mixers or cakes.The aftertaste is to alkoholic for a sipping rum, I think.
Just a got a bottle of this one from my relatives in Cuba. Not a sipper in my books any longer. Much lower quality that the HC7. Fine for mixing especially if the bottle was purchased at local prices within the island. Currently does not sell in Ontario, Canada but Ontarians are not missing much by not being able to try this one.
Decent rum for mixing with cola. Might want to use the Reserva/7yr instead for yourself and your better friends.
...but compared to the other cheap rum I've tasted (Saint James Royal Ambré), this one is definitely better. Not a great rum but at that price, there's no miracle...
good rum to drink with a coke cuba libre as they call it
Sweet but not so much as to take away the nice finish to the sip. Good mixer yes there are better one's out there but this one won't kill the part either. Enjoyed it with a Diet Coke.
to much alcohol taste to drink by itself, but with cola it is a great choice.
Good value for your money.
This rum has a nice vanilla aftertaste. Nothing amazing but great with some lime juice or with coke...
Mixed with coke it is okay.Save your money and buy something else as it will do a better job.
You could let this pass you buy and you will not e missing much
My cousin visited Cuba and returned with this version of Havana Club. Upon first taste, I get the essence of tobacco flavoring. Not as complex as other rums. I usually drink rum straight up, and while this is enjoyable, I would be interested in trying other aged Havana Clubs in the future.
Havana Club Anejo Especial rum new bottle and recipe launch by The Floating Rum Shack