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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.
Good rum but overrated due to good advertising. Barrel proof Havana trumps it.
Is a pretty traditional cuban rum, from what I have tasted. Good, especially with a cigar.
Aroma starts as molasses and some leather. After sitting for a few minutes becomes all molasses. Can sip, but not the most complex.
Makes a fine Cuba libre, hard to tell where the molasses of the rum ends and the carmel of coke starts. Yum. Mixes well with lots of stuff.
A good rum at a good price
A nice rum to try with an ice cube. Complicated nose and tasty. A good choice. Dont mix it.
A nice middle of the road rum. Smokey with a bit of spice and a muted sweetness.
Lubrifiant social agréable sec mais meilleur dans les mix
Havana Club can be great or average depending where it is produced. Most Havana Club in the United States is not produced in Cuba and reminds me more of Bacardi. True Cuban Havana Club is well made, kind of like the difference of a real Cuban cigar to a poser
Smooth, I prefer this gem neat, with a wee bit of ice.. not so good mixed, but stands up well on its own
At a family wedding in Cancun this past winter, there was Havana Club or an Argentinian Rum, which I tried both. I found the Havana smoother. I started off neat and then added several ice cubes as the night progressed. I was able to drink it all evening without getting out of hand. Did not have a surprising feeling in the morning either. Good, all around rum.
Great barrel flavor, nice aftertaste and superb aroma. One of my favorites
This is my everyday sipping rum. Quite sweet, good value for money (Norway).
This one is not bad at all. This seems to be the standard for all rums. Goes great mixed or straight. Sweet start with a mellow oak finish.
A dry rum I once drank in a bar, and wasn't fan of it. Since this rum has relatively good rating in this site, probably I have to give it another chance someday.
It´s ok for a sip, but is better mixing.
A little dry. Simple flavor.
So many good memories tied to this rum. First had it at an all inclusive resort in Riviera Maya! It is one of my favorites. Solid mixer, or in a glass with a few rocks. Not very complex but it gets the job done. I wish we could get it in Colorado. Be advised, the Havana club from puerto rico is not the same.
rough on the nose not an elegant rum defiantly needs some work
Dégustè aux canaries. Un très bon rhum de moyenne gamme
Peu d'interet seul. Parfait pour realiser des cocktails.
Very nice sipping Cuban Style Rum.
Not as good as the Maestro level, but that is much more expensive.
Great rum to start your advantage in to the rum world....rich and sweet... goes well with cigar.
This is the one I drink when I have exhausted my other bottles.
It's perfectly acceptable, though I find it can be a little too treacle and bourbon.
Still, it's cheap and you can get it in just about any supermarket, so...
I have gone back and forth on buying this. It's a bit pricey for a mixer, but it's better than the Flor de Cana 5 year, for example, which is crap by itself, but fine in stuff. Light body, pretty dry (most of the Havana Club stuff is not that sweet), a bitter on the after taste. Profile is mostly tobacco and cinnamon.
Comparing other Cuban rums, I see HC7 as a leader.
Continiuous aging helps to develop nice flavours as tobaco, heavily roasted coffee and bitter - sweet molasses.
I like to drink it neat or make a old fashioned when at a party.
Tastes good and not too hard to understand.
The best value rum you can drink straight up.
Moderatery rich taste and smokey flavor, well sweet.
Certainly not the best rum in the world, but will be suitable for not only rum biginners but all traditional rum drinker, I think.
Havana Club 7-Year rum view by Mike at Ultimate Rum Guide
Havana Club 7-Year rum review by Drinkhacker