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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.
For me this rum was something I had to get used to, found the flavours of this anejo rum very strong. Eventually it did grow on to me, be it with mixed with coke.
good rum with a good value for money, on the edge of being a sipper but i'll just drink her with cola
In my thirtieth birthday, I bought two whole boxes. People liked the taste of the cocktails. Sure better than Bacardi! Definitively a decent rum, but for mixed drinks only. Affordable price.
my judgement is not fair with this one... It remembers me my vacation in Cuba with my friend on the terrace of the city of Trinidad .... Miss that time with this rum and in nice cuban cigar
this rum in my view is a great one for mixing and a resonable price.
This rom is really good for mixers or cakes.The aftertaste is to alkoholic for a sipping rum, I think.
Just a got a bottle of this one from my relatives in Cuba. Not a sipper in my books any longer. Much lower quality that the HC7. Fine for mixing especially if the bottle was purchased at local prices within the island. Currently does not sell in Ontario, Canada but Ontarians are not missing much by not being able to try this one.
Decent rum for mixing with cola. Might want to use the Reserva/7yr instead for yourself and your better friends.
...but compared to the other cheap rum I've tasted (Saint James Royal Ambré), this one is definitely better. Not a great rum but at that price, there's no miracle...
good rum to drink with a coke cuba libre as they call it
Sweet but not so much as to take away the nice finish to the sip. Good mixer yes there are better one's out there but this one won't kill the part either. Enjoyed it with a Diet Coke.
to much alcohol taste to drink by itself, but with cola it is a great choice.
Good value for your money.
This rum has a nice vanilla aftertaste. Nothing amazing but great with some lime juice or with coke...
Mixed with coke it is okay.Save your money and buy something else as it will do a better job.
You could let this pass you buy and you will not e missing much
My cousin visited Cuba and returned with this version of Havana Club. Upon first taste, I get the essence of tobacco flavoring. Not as complex as other rums. I usually drink rum straight up, and while this is enjoyable, I would be interested in trying other aged Havana Clubs in the future.
Vraiment bon, le goût vanillé est très appréciable, un rhum qui n'agresse pas la gorge, qui se boit bien :)
not a sipper, but pretty standard for cuba libre.
This was lovely when mixed. Too potent for me to enjoy straight or over ice though. Enjoyable rum.
du tout venant acceptable pour un cocktail rien de plus
Aceptable, pero en tragos es mejor.
Nice rum with ice and a slice of lime.
if you look for a cheap daily sipper,7Yo Cubans are a good start. In my opinion the 7Yo is a better choice
Um beim mixen nicht zu den teueren Havanas greifen zu müssen, kann man hier auf diesen Rum zurückgreifen. 5 Jahre gereift. Nicht so sanft und vollmundig wie die älteren
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 : - )
Havana Club Anejo Especial rum new bottle and recipe launch by The Floating Rum Shack