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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.
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.
Vraiment bon, le goût vanillé est très appréciable, un rhum qui n'agresse pas la gorge, qui se boit bien :)
not a sipper, but pretty standard for cuba libre.
This was lovely when mixed. Too potent for me to enjoy straight or over ice though. Enjoyable rum.
du tout venant acceptable pour un cocktail rien de plus
Aceptable, pero en tragos es mejor.
Nice rum with ice and a slice of lime.
if you look for a cheap daily sipper,7Yo Cubans are a good start. In my opinion the 7Yo is a better choice
Um beim mixen nicht zu den teueren Havanas greifen zu müssen, kann man hier auf diesen Rum zurückgreifen. 5 Jahre gereift. Nicht so sanft und vollmundig wie die älteren
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 !!!
Havana Club Anejo Especial rum new bottle and recipe launch by The Floating Rum Shack