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Ron Cubay Carta Blanca is made in Santo Dominco, Villa Clara (the centre of Cuba) by Cuba Ron S.A, which also produces Havana Club. The rum is matured 3 years before bottling.
Ron Cubay rum production began in 1964, but it was only released for export in 2010. The rum is aged in North American White Oak Barrels.
Easily consumable in a bind
I found this a bit rounder than the default Mojito rums (Havana Club, or Bacardi).
It's actually not that bad on it's own either, though definitely best in a mixer.
Smell and taste from my perspective is identical to HC3. It is by the way produced by the same company. The alcohol bite is subjectively tad lesser, the ABV is 38% which is 2% less than HC3, but maybe I am just imagining this. There is the classic taste of tobacco, white oak, leather, vanilla, which excels in variety of mixed drinks ranging from Cuba Libre, through Mojito, to Pina Colada. Versatile white mixer for a bargain.
This is one of the best between whities. Though sipping is quite a challenge, this has an extra 'aged' note compared with other spirits in the same band. Also, it is quite cheap and good for cocktails.
This is a great, easily sourceable Cuban white found in Mexico, etc., that adds contrast to Havana 3 yr. It’s a little sweeter and lacking some of the herbal notes of Havana, but it’s still a good baseline example for the style. It could be sipped neat, owing to the fact there’s a palatable dosage, making it sweeter to taste. Perhaps not for the connoisseurs, although it shouldn’t be beneath anyone, but a great entry level white rum sipper, and certainly a clutch for a mojito or daiquiri, as you might imagine.
I do not prefer white rums and this one is not exception. Not bad aroma of coconut and spice. But taste is very artificial to me, just hints of oak and spicy finish. It could be good for mixed drinks.
Tried the Ron Cubay Añejo and Carta Blanco back-to-back while vacationing in Manzanillo Mexico. Very basic bottle and label design. Very strong alcohol smell, strong alcohol taste and strong burn if enjoyed neat. Mix it with your favorite soda and down it goes!
Sampled the Ron Cubay selection at their stall at Rum Festival Cardiff on the weekend.
This is a decent Cuban white rum aged for 3 years. It's spicy and sweet on the nose. Fresh and firy on the palate. A quality white that's easily comparable to Flor de Cana 4. Perfect for cocktails!
"Ron Cubay Carta Blanca rum review by Helen at A Mountain of Crushed Ice"
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