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Ive noticed how few comments describe the flavours in this rum , its very difficult to find them.. maybe wood , leather and that's about it ? Lovely gold/straw colour , strong ethanol smell upon opening . An ice cube makes it creamier. A really well made not sweetened enjoyable rum. For a longer drink this makes an outstanding (expensive) cuba libre... 7.5 overall.
This is an excellent rum, great over the rocks. Not a speck of sweetness so if you are into the sweeter rum you need not apply. Nice nose, mouth and a slight burn on the finish. I wish I could find a bottle in the States.
This rum has 45% of alcohol and you will definitely feel the warmth in your throat. But the warmth comes easily and is not unpleasant but stronger than in other rums. You will feel the taste of wood very strongly and a little bit the taste of canned fruits. But in overall the taste is very stable and soft.
This rum smells very nicely and the smell is not too sharp which is an interesting attribute for 45% of alcohol.
Great full flavor, very smooth, just at right level of sweetness.
One of the best rums I taset yet. Beautiful immperial style bottle, tasty rum, clear flavour. Great for enjoying in the summer evening with cigar
Really, a job well done. Not my personal favorite though I would choose it anytime, anywhere. Well balanced, not as kicky as Especial which I love for it's sincere rum taste. This is a gentleman who just wants to say hello and leave good remarks. Nice one indeed.
I got this one as a present. It is my first more expensive Havana Club rum and I must say that I am quite surprised by it's complexity. Although it is strong, there is a lot more happening on your tongue than just alcohol punch. It keeps your mouth busy for quite a while and you should sit back and enjoy this. Wouldn't recommend it to everyone though.
Very nice rum, in true Cuban spirit, of course without added sugar.
You smell citrus, (maybe even pineapple?) and in mouth it is very smooth with a long lasting hot feel.
I think I taste some more citrus.
Comes in a nice packaging and at a good price. Plus you get to drink a Cuban rum and together with a Cuban cigar and you will feel like moved into a bar of Havana.
Last February (2016) we enjoyed our 3rd trip to Cuba, visiting a different area this time (Santa Maria/ Ensenachos). Havana club is a great mixing rum bar none. Seeking to find a higher quality sipper, most kept pushing me toward the Santiago de Cuba. I did try (and buy) but found it paled in comparison.
the HC Seleccion is one of the best examples of Cuban rum, at an outstanding price point. I did return home with a bottle in the sleeve (tip: best price was at the airport store), along with a S de C 12yr. I should have brought 2, as I'm now badgering friends who are travelling to Cuba to bring me another.
Easy to sip a few, perhaps not as smooth as others in the next price category, but none the less its' still an enjoyable spirit. Medium body with mild tobacco leaf and herbal notes, a little dark chocolate and hints of molasses.
Tastes too much from isopropyl alcohol and it is bitter.
Sweetnes is okay though.
Is a true next step from a 7 years Havana Club. The complexity felt in the palate, along with the smoothness makes this rum a great choice within the somewhat limited variety of rums you can find in Havana. The price difference between this and 7yrsHC is totally proportional. The package could definitely improve.
Très bon rhum pour un havana, très bonne surprise à tester :)
Very well balanced and smooth Cuban Rum - its strong (45 %) but not to strong - I use it both as a sipper and a mixer, and it is perfect for both.
Nose: prunes, citrus and a hint of tobacco
Pallet: oak, citrus, hints of licorice and fruity sweetnes, followed by a long burn with a pale bitterness like dark chocolate and coffee.
Love it! Perfect with a cuban cigar.
Ron cubano con buen sabor y aroma, color intermedio. Para ingerir con algún hielo. Muy buena opción para compartir con amigos.
Hoped for more, but cuban rum is just not sweet enough for my tast
This rum has a nice warm scent of caramel.
Despite its 45% the rum is very mild with nuts flavour. Then the alcohol vapors kicks in and rewards you with a long after burn.
Not the best rum, but absolute a nice acquaintance.
Déçu de la promesse. Bouteille ramenée de Cuba et rien à voir avec les rhums cubains. Du pur marketing
Not very much sweetness, with some nice intense peppery heat. Some deep notes of tobacco, wood and leather. Robust and well balanced.
A good Rum from Lukas, we drink it in his Salettl 😊
Gust ok , puțin cam amărui.ma așteptăm la ceva mai special după aftertaste.
Suficient de fin pentru un rom de 45% la preț bun. Nimic spectaculos dar nici de aruncat :)
Sin duda este havana es uno de mis favoritos diseñado para no mezclarse con refresco. Excelente ron para regalar
I expected much more. Ita typical rum with little sharp taste. I understand thatis the best from havana. But with 45% amount af alkohol is not for everyone.