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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.
Again a rum that I often use in cocktails, some classic and some maniacal creations. If you want a versatile rum then these lower cost Havana's are really 'go to' rums. They are also great learning tools on how subtle differences in flavour profile make a good deal of difference to a cocktail.
Just the rum to get you into Havana Club rums. Medium dark, for me a perfect mixer.
Rum nemá príliš príjemnú vôňu...silný alkoholový dozvuk. Málo sladký. Chuť mi pripomína až whisky. Nič extra na vychutnanie....skôr do miešaných nápojov.
Met de (hele redelijke) prijs in het achterhoofd blijft dit een favoriet voor een lekker glas rum, gewoon doordeweeks zonder franje. Kan eventueel nog heel goed in de mix maar ook lekker na opwarmen in de hand met wat drupjes water.
Probably my favourite session rum so far. I look forward to discovering an alternative that can eclipse this beauty. Value for money assured.
Hat mir persönlich fast schon zu viel Bourbon Aroma.
Good value proposition from Havana Club.
I would buy this again and it can be enjoyed even neath.
A decent mixer for the price. Not a sipping rum, unfortunately...
I'm sure we all know this to be the 5-year 'little brother' of HC7 and as such you expect it not to be as good overall.
That being said it's pretty nice in it's own right and does hold it's own- very easy to drink over ice or with a mixer, what's more it is usually on offer at ~£16 you can't really beat it for value for money either.
A good mixer rum but not nice straight. Very raw alcohol taste with little complexity going on here.
Color Golden Amber
Soft aroma of fruitori and too much aroma of etilic alcool
Just for cocktail
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.
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.
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.
Info: Trinke Rum nur pur.
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 !
Havana Club Anejo Especial rum new bottle and recipe launch by The Floating Rum Shack