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Tasty, but not quite great
Charred wood and on the nose, a hint of vinegar too? Sweet smoky wood continues on the flavor, nice burn, quite dry and nutty. Not my favorites, but ok.
I'm a fan of Havana Club's offerings and this one is quite good, but the smoke is quite subtle if you're a Laphroaig fan, which I am. The Islay cask married nicely with the Cuban rum, but I'd like more smoke.
This rum spent time ageing in Islay whisky casks giving it a light smokey nose and flavour. It has a sweetness, toasted oak, spice, vanilla and chocolate notes with a mild burn. It has a spicey medium finish that was better with a single cube. Makes a good rum and Coke but not my favourite. $43 Can at LCBO
This is not really better than Havana Club 7 but it has an entirely different taste profile. While it can indeed be described as "smoky"....l find it is a little thin with a more alcohol aftertaste than Havana Cub 7.....but still decent on the rocks.
I went to the store to buy bottle of Scotch. I've already tried Lagavulin and Bruichladdich, then I wanted another one from Islay. By the way, checked the rum shelf and was surprised ... how small is world )
Welcome the Havana Club Cuban Smoky: rum parts aged in smoky Islay whisky casks.
On my receptors this is old lovely 7yo with some of peat, malt, sea air notes. A bit too watery for the dark smoky rum, but tastes new and great.
Good job Havana Club!
P.s. I cannot be unprejudiced, had Bunnahabhain before that )
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