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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.
Fine for drinking / sipping straight / neat, tho a bit harsh in aftertaste without ice. Truly pleasant on the rocks, however, with a soft vanilla sweetness shy of 'Captain' levels ... even if the 'Añejo Especial' - 'Special Aged' Havana Club is not extremely subtle or complex. But it is at a great value point, given modest price, and superb drinkability with an ice cube or two. - And don't forget, Ché Guevara's final gift from Fidel Castro on 22 March 1967, shortly before he was killed, was some Churchill-sized Cuban cigars and 3 bottles of Havana Club rum ... It's always fun to drink something that USA-Americans still can't legally enjoy : - )
Tres bonne base pour le cuba libre, suave et aromatique. Vous etes a cuba !
Added a little water, and it was fine. Better for drinks!
This rum is ideal for Cuba Libre. It develops lots of rum taste but leaves room for Coke and lime. The price is a little bit high but if you get it cheap, don't hesitate.
You can get away with using this for your cocktail party. But don't serve it as a sipper.
j'ai jamais été un gros fan de la marque, mais celui là est pas mal ... avec un peu de jus de fruit frais !!!
only for drinks and mixes
Color : Bright amber
Flavour : Ripe fruits, cacao, chocolat notes, light herbal touch, banana
Palate : Gentle, medium length, well balanced
I like to use it in cocktail, pairing it with the 3yrs old in tiki drinks.
Makes a great rum and coke 1:1 ratio
This is where you should start with Havana - go no cheaper or lower because it just isn't worth it.
Saying that this is a decent mixing rum for when you a long drink does nicely
I live in Asia, where rum is hard to find, so I drank this one neat while looking around for something better. It's probably best as mixer (it makes a decent Cuba Libre), but I think there are better ones. Only buy this if the price is good or availability of other rums is poor.
Actually it's to my suprise a smooth rum what I haven't expected, however this is still a mixer and not a sipper to me.
Nice like a 3 years old, but a little bit expensive.
this one is realy nice in al sort of coctails!
A nice rum for either sipping or mixing. Doesn't overpower the mixer.
Sits well in the speed rail, has enough character to give flavour without dominating.
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.
Havana Club Anejo Especial rum new bottle and recipe launch by The Floating Rum Shack