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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.
Ordered some in a bar neat with a separate glass of ice just in case but it wasn't needed. It's by no means something I'd by a bottle of but in a bind it's adequate neat and cheap.
Dopo l'Havana Club 7 anni (che però costa quasi il doppio) è sicuramente il miglior rum come rapporto qualità/prezzo
I totally agree with a lot of others here, this rum is best utilised as a rum for cocktails, especially, yes, Cuba Libres. Great value for its low pricepoint, it is definitely a satisfying rum when mixed with coke and lime over lots of ice where its subtle spiciness and zest make those mixed drinks a step above normality.
Even its years i still remember it. I guess u never go rly wrong with havana. It feels stronger, end is sweet.
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
Smooth but with a twang. A really nice drink with a great flavour.
A nice sweet Rum, good enough to sip neat but no real depth of favours, just a pleasant generic rum taste. Nothing offensive about it, but nothing overly exciting either. Good as a mixer, but not very interesting on its own.
rhum de base bon pour les cocktails, pas d'interet en dégustation
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.
Very tasteful, a really good basic rum in my opinion the best for that kind of money
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%.
When it is super hot and you need a refreshment to cool off, you can trust this affordable rum. Always a safe bet! Cheers
It gives your Cuba Libre a different identity. A perfect rum for cocktails as it has a more particular taste than the other competitors, but it is almost impossible to drink straight as it's very rough and harsh.
Love that this one is in the collection. This rum is unbelievable to the nose. After a good sniff the first sip is kind of a let down. However after you get over that this rum is worth a try. It's not my favorite sipping rum as I like my rum on the rocks. However it's not a drink I would turn down. I am sure it would be a great improvement from your typical captain or bacardi in mixed drinks.
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Geschmacklich kein Wunder, aber für den Preis okay. Anfang ziemlich stark, hinten raus aber sehr vanillig. Wer nicht viel Geld ausgeben will, macht hier aber für einen durchaus trinkbaren Rum nichts falsch.
Just bought it today for an introductory price in the shop chain where it seems to replace the Añejo Reserva. I usually drink rum neat, so I was a bit surprised when I took my first sip with this Añejo Espcial! I find it quite smooth, a little sweetness, but not too much, some vanilla and caramel, but otherwise not very complex. But pleasant enough to enjoy drinking it neat!
I also appreciate that obviously not much burnt sugar is added to make it look older than it actually is (as compared to e.g. Myers Dark Rum, which tastes awful like burnt sugar!).
A nice and uncomplicated easy drinkable rum - could be a little cheaper though (here in Switzerland).
Imo very good value for money. Good for weekday sipping.
Perfect for cocktails, rum and coke, ginger ale, fruit juice, Lilt it goes with everything. At around £20 A bottle it's an ideal rum for any drinks cabinet and an ideal rum base for any cocktail !
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For most rum lovers, Havana Club Anejo Especial is a good rum for cocktails. But not for sipping. Perhaps this is true, but for my taste this rum is quite good for drinking neat. Especially for its affordable price. This is a matured in white oak barrels rum, which has its own character. Aroma of dried fruits, some vanilla and chocolate. Freshly opened rum had a fine taste of raisins and apricots. After the bottle was exhausted, the wonderful aftertaste was gone, but the rum retained the sweetish flavor of dried fruits, cocoa and a little spice. The first time in my memory a just open bottle of alcohol I like more than injected with oxygen. In general, I recommend. Good, quality, inexpensive rum.
Для большинства ценителей рома, Havana Club Anejo Especial хороший ром для коктейлей. Но не для того чтобы пить его чистым. Возможно это так и есть, но на мой вкус этот ром вполне хорош для питья чистым. Особенно учитывая его доступную цену. Это вполне сформировавшийся в бочках ром, имеющий свой характер. Аромат сухофруктов, немного ванили и шоколада. Свежеоткрытый ром имел ярко выраженный привкус изюма и абрикоса. После того, как бутылка продышалась, то изумительное послевкусие ушло, но ром сохранил сладковатый привкус сухофруктов, какао и немного специй. Первый раз на мой памяти бутылка свежеоткрытого алкоголя мне нравится больше, чем продышавшаяся. Вобщем рекомендую. Хороший, качественный недорогой ром.
Also received this as a gift and found it thoroughly enjoyable.
My first 'sipper', but probably far from a sipper by any connoisseur's standards. Quite smooth and relatively complex with your typical burnt sugar, vanilla, banana notes. It tastes like many medicore aged rums twice it's price, While others in the same price range resemble rubbing alcohol. I'd get this over the 7 year which isn't worth the increase in price.
Great rum for casual drinking. Good for drinks and cocktails and even drinkable as it is. It has a strong smell of alcohol which is bad but its not something what could ruin its taste. I doubt that for this price you can get another good rum like this
Carries a deep cocoa, chocolate, almost coffee flavour.
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