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Havana Club Añejo Especial rum

Havana Club Añejo Especial

Cuba | Gold

33 ratings
Tasty, but not quite great


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Posted 1 month ago by P#wi from Poland with 11 ratings

I would rate this rum as basic rum. If you want to drink cheap rum, maybe with drinks, maybe in pure form, it's pretty good for its price range. You can feel the drugs in the nature of what rum offers. A bit of a barrel, a bit of sweetness, it's slightly spicy. You have to bear in mind that this is only the basic version of rum, which does not give any special sensations. If you haven't had a chance to try what good rum tastes like, after tasting it, you still won't know it. In my opinion, a good quality rum costs at least about 4 times as much as this one.


Posted 4 months ago by Toni (PREMIUM) from Germany with 9 ratings

It is estimated that the rum, made from sugar cane molasses, matures in Cuba's tropical climate in former bourbon barrels made from American white oak, for around six years. For the finish, the Maestro Roneros fill the rum into young, burned-out oak barrels. The rum is bottled with an alcohol content of 40 percent and caramel as a coloring. Conceived as a competitor product to Spiced Rums, the Havana Club Anejo Especial can be classified as a classic rum, as it does not use any flavoring.

It is a very affordable classic at 15€ and best with a coke. However it doesnt perform well if you sip it.


Posted 5 months ago by shindler from Poland with 19 ratings

I found it very pleasant and mild. Not a sipper, great for mixing with cola. I appreciate subtle notes in the taste and properly balanced sweetnes


Posted 7 months ago by Hefron from Czech Republic with 77 ratings

Tento rum lze označit za takový etalon kvality. Svého času podpultové zboží z Tuzexu, nyní rumový průměr, který nikoho neurazí, ale ani nepřekvapí nějakými chuťovými orgiemi.
Vůně po masovém karamelu a vanilce zahalená tóny dubového sudu. V chuti taktéž dominuje karamel, vanilka a dub.
Lehké alkoholové zakončení v hrdle. Příjemně nasládlý. Vodnatější konzistence.
Jediné co mi chybí je větší komplexnost vůní a chutí a olejovitější charakter.


Posted 8 months ago by Nick70 from United Kingdom with 5 ratings

Nice flavour ,not complex, overpowering or overly sweet but great in diet coke with ice and a slice of lime.


Posted 1 year ago by Diego from Australia with 20 ratings

The lower rating this rum has must be from people expecting a sipping rum and being disappointed. This is a Gold Standard Rum for Mixing! Fantastic in Mojitos when you want some extra depth and punch if the 3yr Havana Club doesn't cut it. Amazing with Coke and Lime. Nothing comes close for taste at it's pricepoint. If you're after something similar though, try Appleton Estate signature blend (Jamaica) or Bati Dark Rum (Fiji) both are good but just missing that something special that this Anejo Especial has. Highly Recommended!


Posted 1 month ago by Stevo from United Kingdom with 11 ratings

This is my go to rum and a nice all rounder that seems to blend well with most mixers.

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Posted 2 months ago by Ravanagh from Australia with 22 ratings

Top shelf at a mid-range price! Typical Havana. Can’t go wrong. Mix or sip.


Posted 3 months ago by Lelly72 from United Kingdom with 33 ratings

I bought this rum along with the Havana Club 7 Year Old at the same time so that I could compare and contrast between the two. And in my opinion, they don’t seem to be that dissimilar from each other. But if I had to choose one over the other, then I would go for the Especial, only because the smoky, whiskey like aftertaste which I’m not so keen on(note to myself, must stop buying rums aged in ex-whiskey casks) is not as over powering. But don’t be fooled by my comment. Even though the smoky aftertaste isn’t as potent in the Especial, it’s still very much noticeable. It’s that evident to me, that I can sum up this rum in eleven words. Havana Especial tastes like a sweeter, mellower version of Jack Daniels! So if you don’t mind a JD & Coke every now and again, then I recommend you buy the Especial and the 7 Year Old as well. But if your budget won’t stretch to buying both, then I say buy the Especial.

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Posted 4 months ago by BrainfreezeBE from Belgium with 12 ratings

Use it for a good mix. Beats most of the commercial rums