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J adore suffisamment complexe et bien balancer plusieurs saveurs vient au nez et au papille. Acheté à cuba pour moins cher qu au Canada. Il est fort en alcool,45%, un petit gout de cannelle, tabac, de poivre et épice.
Having breen in cuba some years ago ans having been to the Havanna Club factory in havanna I always had a crush for the cuban rum. I like the Havanna Club 7 very much, especially for mixing, so I looked forward for the maestro prett much. Bur it was a complete dissapointment. For the price you have to pay you can get a lot of better rum!
Bought a double of this rum in Revelution de Cuba, Cardiff after Rum Festival. It came in at £10 which is reasonable for bar prices.
It's so good, I will have to get a bottle at some point it's around £50 so again reasonable and you cant really complain with a good sipping rum at that price! Bottled at 45% abv it packs a punch too.
Maple syrup, caramel and oak on the nose. Bags of character and complex too, theres spice on the palate, tobacco and leather too (it's Cuban after all!), very fruity, very nice! A superb sipper from Havana Club
Bottle - not a bad bottle but for the price something a little more striking would have been nice. The fake wood container is a piece of junk.
Nose - orange Curaçao, caramel, spices, oak. Bit of nail varnish but this disappears if you let it breath for a few minutes
In the mouth - Bottled at 45% and while that's not very high you do get some alcohol burn on the tip of the tongue right off the bat. Spices, oak, some caramel and citrus flowing into a dry and slightly bitter finish with leather, tobacco and more oak,
Finish - This one stays with you for a while but not really in a pleasant way, still I did find myself reaching for another sip, but that was more to get rid of the after-taste.
Certainly worth trying if you get a chance but I wouldn't hunt down a second bottle, much better rums to be had at a similar price point.
I got this at a very cheap price in Gibraltar. It has quite oily legs and a fairly subtle, almost delicate nose. It starts strong and perhaps a little bit on the harsh side - a tad bitter and leathery with elements of ethanol. However, that doesn't last as underneath that there is a fresh lemony citrus. It's certainly not a sweet rum, but it ends sweeter than it starts. Nevertheless, I'd have to call this a dry rum.
The aftertaste lingers - lemon, tobacco, oak and an alcoloholice burn. I wanted to refill the glass more or less upon ending so that's a good sign. After two glasses, I'm giving this an immediate 8, but I think I may up the score in time.
One of the best affordable Havana Clubs there are, really smooth and tasty. Highly recommended.
I picked up a bottle of this in the duty free shop in the Dominican Republic on the way home. It was much stronger than I expected when I tried it neat...almost to the point of it resembling a cognac...but the flavors settled and emerged as very complex yet pleasant. I drank the rest of the bottle in a rocks glass with a cube or two. This is a repeat buy the next time I get a chance. Probably great with a cigar.
Enjoy with a good Cuban cigar and some handmade pasta and truffle oil.
Very very good sipper. Well worth £40 and the rest. Enjoyed it many times watching some quality live music.
Had the last bit of the bottle at a friend's. Lovely!
Doesn't mix well and for the price there's better around. Slightly weird taste that I can't put my finger on.
I really enjoy this rum. From the well-designed box that it comes in to the classy and sturdy bottle, everything has been well thought out.
I'm always slightly hesitant when trying new Cuban rums because of the often strong tobacco nose but I'm happy to say this one has a very delicate, almost flowery nose on it. The first taste goes down smooth and has a very minimal burn aftertaste.
All in all a great sipper and I would buy it often if it was available in the states.
Buen ron calidad/ precio, algo fuerte en nariz y garganta debido a sus 45° mas deja disfrutar su sabor a frutos secos y madera
Honestly, this is one of the best rums I have ever drinked. I love acually almost everything about it.
Color: It has beautiful golden color, slowly coming from gold to amber.
Smell: It smells really nice and you can smell much less alcohol from it than from cheaper Havana Club rums. How to describe its smell? Well, what smell you imagine when you say Cuba? This is that smell. A smell of Cuba.
Tastes: And then you taste it. It is pretty strong, as you would expect from Havana Club but the strength is camouflaged skillfully. Its taste is surprisingly smooth for its strength and you can find tones of tobaco and nuts inside it.
I definitely recommend buying this rum.
I really like all of the Havana Club rums I've tried, but this is something else. I got some oaky vanilla notes and a much bolder flavor than I'm used to with Havana Club. The extra 5%ABV also has a bit of a kick you don't see with their other rums.
It was a bit harsher than I expected, but the taste is great. Usually I'm a big fan of using good quality rums in cocktails, but I save this one for special occasions only! (partly because it was a gift from my gf - maybe)
Un rum leggermente secco, con spiccate tonalità di noce mosacata e cannella, la dolcezza della canna da zuccero e le note di caramello non sono immediate, ma si distinguono in un secondo momento.
Un prodotto di indubbia qualità, ma che si assesta in una fascia di prezzo generalmente più alta rispetto ad altri di qualità non inferiori.
Comunque, si tratta sempre di un'ottima scelta.
Not bad, just not my type of rum. Nose: plums and grapes. Palate: reminds me of grappa wich i don't like. Citrus, plums and grapes with little sweetness.
Even Havana has some nice rums, but gotta taste it a few times more, to get a better grasp.
Un ron de buena presentación, cuerpo y aroma.
Una delicia cubana.
a good rum to make some cocktails. they don't drink it neat even in Cuba
I forhold til pris er dette en meget god rom. Sterk smak, lite søt. God etter en kraftig middag.
Really good rum full of taste.
Aroma with mollases. Taste is bit smoky with hints of oak and continues in long lasting mildly sweet finish. In the middle of the sip there is some short bitter moment that makes the teaste more complex and interesting.
I will recommend this one
HC Maestros is a respectable rum and everyone should try it if the opportunity presents. A 9 or 10? I cant agree with that. It seems like the HC M is being mass produced now but the price is way out of line with better offerings. I would put a fair price at half what my local store is offering. I have a bottle just to compliment the display cabinet, but for daily use there are far better cost/benefit offerings. Go with a better tasting Dictador 12 YO or Pyrat XO for less money. Just MHO.
Nice, dry cuban rum with lots of intensity and wood. Not one you'd drink every day but certainly good if you crave something with a bit of a punch!