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Very mild smell, smooth going down but a bit of a bite on the back end. Upon further sips....the finish reminds me of tequila. I'm not a huge tequila fan so I lowered my rating from 7 to 6. A good conversation piece to have in the cabinet but overly great in my opinion. The finish really spoiled it for me.
Just went back from all inclusive vacation on cayo Guillermo, Cuba. That was full of sun, fun and sure of rum.
Even there was literally nothing included from the premium sorts the all those Anejos were fine and scored:
Santiago de Cuba Extra Anejo - 7
Cubay Anejo - 7
Santero Anejo Oscuro - 7
Havana Club Anejo Reserva - 7
Santiago de Cuba Extra Seco - 8
The Extra Seco (extra dry) has exceptional taste compared to all those spiced. Light in color, very dry and pretty smooth, I liked it a lot.
Sorts from bottom line are too sharp with pronounced alcohol and are OK for cocktails only:
Havana Club Ritual - 6
Havana Club Anejo Especial - 6
The choice for more matured sorts:
Cubay 10 - 8
Havana Club 7 - 8
Santiago de Cuba 11 and 12 (only in Cigar bar) - 10.
Bought in hotel store Cubay 1870 Extra Anejo - 9.
Its profile is very similar to Cubay 10 - just more smooth and somehow more complex.
What I bought home and did not try yet: Santiago de Cuba 20. I have to report that all the sorts were less expensive (10-15%) at hotel's store then at the airport. So that is not the duty free, but "extra duty" stores.
Finally, what was "window shopped" only (- USD):
Havana Club Tribute 2019 - 555
Havana Club Union - 420
Havana Club 15 - 195
Cubay 1870 Extra Viejo - 133
Selection de Maestros - 55
Pacto Navio - 55
Happy New Year!
Note: I'm a sipper. My opinion is based on sipping characteristics.
It might be that I'm a New World guy but I have issues with most Cuban rums as well as with most Cuban cigars. To me, they are all brutally overrated and targeted mostly at the American consumer and with very little exceptions don't live up to their price. This was my third Cuban rum and it follows other two closely. On the rocks it's fine and actually tasty but having it neat is impossible. And frankly, stuffing ice so you can handle the drink is just wrong in my book and borderlining with trailer trash alcoholism, so I'd simply not have it again.
Ár érték aranybán tökéletes long drink és koktél alapanyag. Az íze és illata abszolút semleges. Csak egy kis édeskés ízvilága van,de a lecsengése is mentes az alkoholtól is ezért nagyon jó választás lehet. De magában semmi.
Enjoyed but wouldn’t rush back, mild flavours. I may keep an on-special bottle on the cupboard for late night mixer. Late edit, unlikely to purchase again
I’ve bought it after a reading an article on blog that it is one of the things that is worth trying when testing Cuban rums. Oh how big was my disappointment. For me ok, but nothing worth returning to.
If, like me, you don’t like spiced rum, you want to stick to rum that tastes like rum, not vanilla.
This is a fine rum-drinker’s rum. It’s a ‘suave,’ which is Spanish for smooth; and smooth it is!
It’s doesn’t have many other characteristics, but it doesn’t need them. There is nothing wrong with it. It’s a good rum (but probably still best for mixing/cocktails).
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