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Havana Club Añejo Especial is a blend of rums aged for up to five years produced from the fermented molasses of sugar cane harvested in Cuba. The molasses is combined with yeast and water, distilled using column stills, and aged in white oak barrels.
Havana Club was founded in 1878 by Jose Arechabala and later nationalized after the Cuban Revolution in 1959.
Good strong tobacco and molasses notes. A little hot but makes a fine daiquiri.
Fair priced rum.
I never understand what they mean with "double oaked" but the taste is alright! Not the best for sipping but really good for mixing and your not rum loving friends.
As smooth as silk a lovely little rum very flavoursome
It may not be my favourite rum, but it's pretty good for the price range it finds itself. Easy enough to drink and easy to pick up without spending a fortune, but that's as far as it goes for me.
Prefer Havana Club 7 but this is a decent rum at a reasonable price
Quite average, nothing to write home about, on par with Morgan spiced, just a little bit sharper.
Even more sugar, lighter tasting vanilla, more caramel, and still tobacco dominates.
Very tasty in cuba libre. Solid value for this price.
50pln/0,7 Lidl PL
Typical Cuban light carmel flavor and to be used as a mixer
This is what HC is, best quality for best price, This rum is well balanced, could be sip, but much better for drinks and cocktails. Tt is really underrated. Thats good rum for beginners.
I don't remember its taste but good to mix with cola.
A boire en cocktail avec du coca, intéressant pour le prix
This rum is non offensive and is a great rum. You know what you are getting and it's a step up from captain morgen
Очень приятный, в меру сладкий, в меру терпкий. Сложный вкус/аромат, присутствует жжёный сахар , а также кофе и ваниль. Пьётся легко и приятно, оставляет приятное послевкусие. Единственный недостаток - в аромате и вкусе спиртяга таки чувствуется.
Very nice, moderately sweet and harsh. A complicated taste and aroma with caramel, vanilla and a touch of coffee. A good sipper with a pleasant aftertaste. The only shortcoming is that you can still sense spirit harshness in taste and aroma.
Un classique des rhums cubains, à boire de préférence en cocktail
The better version of Havana's 3y old: more aromatic, a good base for mixing.
Simple but good. Soft with a taste. For friend and family. Party ore evening.
Very good rum for partying, rum cola combination, also may drink stright acceptable
Buen precio para lo que es realmente. Solo para mezlcar, un buen cuba libre! Salud!
Havana Club is, for good and bad, one of the most known brands of rum in the world. I haven´t tried much of their rums, but had a chance to try the Anejo Especial, which I, of course, didn´t say no to.
Nose: Vanilla, butterscotch, ginger and orange
Taste: Vanilla, pineapple, caramel, toast and some mild spice to round it of.
Overall: This is a pretty ordinary rum, that is taken down a notch by a very sweet taste, that is dominated by vanilla. This is a fine rum for a (sweet) Cuba Libre, but I would not recommend drinking it neat because of the overwhelming sweetness.
I favourise this one compared to the Common 3yo Havanna Club because of the smoother taste and sweet note.
Nice to spend time with you’re friends, not expensive at all
Had occasion to enjoy several new (to me) rums during a recent trip to Cuba (some I liked while others just were not my thing). The majority of these rums are meant to be consumed with coke or some other concoction but since I drink my rums “neat” my reviews will be rated might accordingly.
The Havana Club Anejo Especiale (said to be made from rums aged up to 5 years) is similar in taste to the HC Anejo Reserva and once again I found this rum to be better than I had anticipated.
Sugar estimated at 5 GPL. This is a mixing rum. Don't bother to try it as a sipping rum. Vanilla, oak, coffee all coming together with a harsh taste that needs coke or some other mixing agent. It's a cheap bar rum that does the job. It's the younger version of the Havana Club 7. Spend the extra and get the 7.
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