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Havana Club 7-Year Rum is distilled from fermented molasses and aged in charred white oak barrels for seven years.
Havana Club rum is still made in Cuba - where the company was founded by José Arechabala in 1878 and then nationalized in 1959 after the Cuban Revolution. Havana Club is now jointly owned by Pernod Ricard and the Cuban government.
Tasty, but not quite great
Time for Birka’s rumcruise 2019 at the Baltic Sea. This was one of the rums that were included at Ian Burrell’s Master class, “Blindtest”. We tested it neat and I had some problems to distinguish it from the Abuelo 12, but got it right.
I don’t think I will drink this neat again, but it’s a nice mixer rum when you want a dark one.
Picture: Brands included at the blindtest.
Widely available. Not a bad choice, if nothing better is around. Still... Rather choose a pub, where Mount Gay XO and such are on the menu
This is simply a classic, very smooth rum. There are no complex over bearing flavors or notes. A simple oaky, smooth, rum flavor follows through and lasts until the next sip. The attraction to this rum? The smooth, burnless finish and classic unaltered rum taste.
If you are a rum drinker, you must have had the Havana Club 7. As someone said in another review, it is a flagship among rums. And it should be considered so, as it has been around for tens of years. But not without reason. The distinctive Havana Club flavor, the smokey aroma, make it a mature rum, which you can enjoy with an ice cube a a slice of orange, while smoking a cigar.
In my it holds a high position in the mid-range rum class, and it definitely didn't get there by mistake. I would buy this again and again, without regret.
Just try it, there's no losing with it for how much it costs.
"Havana Club 7-Year rum view by Mike at Ultimate Rum Guide"
"Havana Club 7-Year rum review by Drinkhacker"
"It’s very hot, spicy and very bitter. Luckily the burn isn’t bad and very short. Subsequent sips are much smoother."
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