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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.
Havana Club 7 year makes a base for a quality Cuba Libre, but it is not created for neat sipping since the flavor profile is a mixed bag and the afterburn is very strong.
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
Kdo raději rum pije, než o něm hovoří, tomu láhev této polosladké kubánské radosti vyjde maximálně vstříc. Jelikož o sedmičkové Havaně bylo již dávno vše řečeno, netřeba kvůli šesti stovkám za lehce nadprůměrný obsah plýtvat cennými marketingovými prostředky, které lze využít na jiné „dojné krávy“. Tedy výhoda pro ty, co ocení tuto multifunkční perlu zábavy raději rovnou v míchaných drincích či v přímém popíjení než při poslechu distingované přednášky o rumových pokladech Karibiku :-). Dřevěné a zemitější tóny s náznakem karamelu rozpoznáte bez potíží jak čichovými, tak chuťovými senzory a srdce potěší, že tuto Havanu servíruje producent maximálně s 5g/l přidaného cukru (…velmi rozdílná rumová cesta s jinou kubánskou klasikou - Legendariem…). V dochuti dostatečně silný, sladěný a vyvážený, což bych rád shrnul a uzavřel finální známkou 6,5/10. Bohužel však nemohu, volím tedy pouze šestku, jelikož pro sedmičkové „doporučení všem“ mi schází jistá špetka odlišnosti, unikátnosti či originality.
Got a bottle as a gift. Was a nice surprise when i tasted it. Not overly sweet but a distinct nice flavour to it. Good for sipping.
Not the same as U.S. produced Havana Club. If you don't know the story, look it up! A somewhat rough low end rum.
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.
Tabaco flavour. Not very sweet. Small finish. Prety descent.
My taste buds are becoming more accustomed to the 7 year
this is classic cuban rum, is ok for many situations.
But if you are looking for something special, this rum will disappoint you...
This rum is a great choice when you need to balance price and quality. Good enough to stand on it's own and fantastic in cocktails. One of my favorites to keep on hand.
This rum can hold its own as a sipper neat or on the rocks, in a cocktail or as a base for a mixer. I do prefer it on the rocks. Beautiful earthy flavours and a sweet but tangy finish. Overall 7/10
As stated by other, it has a tobacco note and it's a bit stingy. Not my type of sipper but a favourite mixer.
Taste is flat and poor. Wilk be Good for mixing but price is to high.
96pln/0,7 - carrefour
Strong, tobacco smell that defined Cuban rums for me. Good with Coke, but less flexible than the Anejo Especial. If you want a bold Cuban, try this; but for a good Cuban mixer, the cheaper Anejo Especial gets my vote.
Just a good rum. I'm mixing it often with "cassis", a dutch soda drink with sweet blackberry's.
Can’t find a reason to drink it straight, but it’s fine with coke ( although a tad too sweet perhaps) and a lot of lime. Given the usually pretty high price there are better alternatives around for this quality. Wanted to give it a 6, but too much quality lacking. Only to be served to guests, not friends.
Kostovka priamo z cuby. Vynikajúca chuť. Zatiaľ najlepšia Havana co som pil.
A more mature Havana Club medium dark rum. Stylish dark bottle invokes great expectations, but disappoints a little. Nice rum tho'.
Disappointingly peppery for a 7 years old rum but still quite good with mixers.
Yeah title says it all, disclaimer I only drink rum neat, so if mixing is your thing this rum might make sense otherwise no, no, rather drink bacardi straight, no I wouldn’t do that either, yeah bacardi and this should just relabel from rum to stuff for mixing like sour mix
It's a Ok rum . Just does not have enough flavor for me. It seems to me that it has citrus notes to it.
Maybe 6.5 points
Not intensive aroma (need breath) Dryier with sweet tones and average aftertaste.
For this price you will get fair taste.
Havana Club 7-Year rum view by Mike at Ultimate Rum Guide
Havana Club 7-Year rum review by Drinkhacker