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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.
Being retired a military medic, I have had rums from all around the world. Your rum has not got the harsh taste of molasses and can be enjoyed NEAT or with a little mix.
Price wise its a steal.
I could get to really really like this I liker it no matter how it is served.
Pernot Ricard definitely did have a reason to re-launch this Rum in Germany (and Europe??) in a new design. It is the perfect Rum for a Cuba Libre, half-half with Rum and a squeezed Lemon slice on does carve out the characteristics of this product the best! One of the seldom not very dry Rums from Cuba.
Appears a little darker than it really is!
This is one of the greatest rums I have ever tasted. Mellow tast, beautiful oak aroma. One of the finest by far. Only available in Cuba.
In my opinion best quality:price ratio. The price is very pleasant, nevertheless the rum is surprisingly good. Suitable for drinking straight or in a drink. A bit drier taste. Very well deserved 80%.
Smooth balanced and enjoyable. Of the 4 bottles I brought back from Cuba, this was my favorite. I could never place the flavor though.
It isn't the best rum you'll ever have, it isn't nearly the worst you can get. It's an overall nice rum for a really good price. It has some good tastes which I like in a cuban rum.
Please note that part of the reason I give it this a high rating is because of it's really good prices here, I've been able to get this around 15euros every time and for that price it's a good rum. Would it sell for 40-50 it wouldn't suddenly be a bad rum, but you would expect some more of it.
On the rocks this is one of the best value rum there is. I always have this one around in a carafe for the everyday occasion (since I'm too cheap to go through more expensive ones while being busy with other stuff)
This rum is the best if you love a good cuba libre. I could drink this rum all night long with some ice - coke and lemon
Probably my favourite session rum so far. I look forward to discovering an alternative that can eclipse this beauty. Value for money assured.
It has a nice sweet bitterness with a tobacco finish. It has the caramel colour without the taste. Good with Sprite.
Very smooth and drinkable. This is one of my favourites, out of the small selection of rums I’ve tried so far. Tastes of vanilla and chocolate.
The Havana Club Anejo Especial si the one that got me into rum. It has such a distinctive flavor, that if you would put a blind on my eyes, I could guess it from any other rum. It's simply unique. It might not be a top rum, but for me, personally, it will always have a special spot. Not really for sipping, in my opinion, but very good for cocktails and mixing. I do believe that this is what it has always meant to be anyway. I am a bit sad that they have changed the design of the bottle now. As a price / quality ratio, you can't go wrong with it.
Fine for drinking / sipping straight / neat, tho a bit harsh in aftertaste without ice. Truly pleasant on the rocks, however, with a soft vanilla sweetness shy of 'Captain' levels ... even if the 'Añejo Especial' - 'Special Aged' Havana Club is not extremely subtle or complex. But it is at a great value point, given modest price, and superb drinkability with an ice cube or two. - And don't forget, Ché Guevara's final gift from Fidel Castro on 22 March 1967, shortly before he was killed, was some Churchill-sized Cuban cigars and 3 bottles of Havana Club rum ... It's always fun to drink something that USA-Americans still can't legally enjoy : - )
Eigenlijk is alles van Havana Club goed. Ook deze is lekker weg te drinken. Niet al te zoet (jammer ;)).
Makes a great rum and coke 1:1 ratio
Vraiment bon, le goût vanillé est très appréciable, un rhum qui n'agresse pas la gorge, qui se boit bien :)
Se debe tomar con coca tiene sabor intenso buena relación calidad precio
Nice and oaky with hints of vanilla and a little chocolate on the palate. Finishes smooth with a little heat and spice. Allspice, nutmeg and clove.
Never tried the real stuff but this is good smooth rum.
First I felt only strong flavor of alcohol, but after that the taste transforms showing vanilla, honey and sweet wine (port?), very nice
Smooth but with a twang. A really nice drink with a great flavour.
In my opinion just as good as the 15 year old Havana Club
Always a great rum night with my favourite "bang for bucks" rum. Every drink improves an already exceptional Cuban flavour. In my opinion better than the more expensive 7 year old
Color : Bright amber
Flavour : Ripe fruits, cacao, chocolat notes, light herbal touch, banana
Palate : Gentle, medium length, well balanced
I like to use it in cocktail, pairing it with the 3yrs old in tiki drinks.
Havana Club Anejo Especial rum new bottle and recipe launch by The Floating Rum Shack