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Hints of scotch (yummy). Great colour. No burn, not over sweet or caramel infused like some other rums. Great sipping by itself or with a splash of ginger beer.
Definitely recommend this to have on your shelf even if for conversation purposes.
Will not be disappointed at the price.
Dark color, smoky for sure, just perfect to smoke a Cohiba or Montecristo and strong. This one was brought from Cuba this week. Havana Club do not disappoint.
Rum is reasonably priced with a smokey flavor. More of a mixer with an unusual taste.
This rum spent time ageing in Islay whisky casks giving it a light smokey nose and flavour. It has a sweetness, toasted oak, spice, vanilla and chocolate notes with a mild burn. It has a spicey medium finish that was better with a single cube. Makes a good rum and Coke but not my favourite. $43 Can at LCBO
Not bad by itself, if slightly harsh. Great in a mixed drink though. The smoke comes through and adds depth to the mix.
Very nice, very smooth. Basically this tastes exactly like the 7 year plus a small hint of peat smoke. It really works well with the sweetness of the rum. Very good sipper.
Le goût Fumé vous frappera au premier contact ! Ce rhum est Très affirmé! Une drink pas pour les non initiés. Les amateurs de whisky seront ravis!!
Definitely not the most complex rum on the planet, but it was a pleasantly surprising sipping experience. Hints of smoke and wood - not at all like I expected/assumed from aging in Islay whisky casks (of course this is only partial aging, so nicely done to not overdo these sometimes powerful flavor components!). Overall nicely balanced, subtle spice flavors, prominent vanilla, sweet, and smooth with very little burn. A pleasant, simple nose, with only a slightly more complex taste. The small bits add up to a very nice rum.
This was a bit of a novelty buy - smokey flavours are great everywhere else, so why not try rum that way? It was well balanced, my fear was that the smokiness would be too much, but not the case.
At least two friends who tried it immediately after their first sip suggested it was just like a bourbon, so if that is your thing, you are in safe hands.
I do find the flavour a little synthetic when sipping it strait. Put it in a mixer and that is no longer a problem, and this rum shows its true power. Without overpowering it, the robust flavour pushes it through what ever it goes in a glass with. This may become my go-to for mixed drinks.
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Not surprisingly... It's a smoky Havana Club 7 out of 10
It looks like a Havana Club, smells like a Havana Club, but there's something extra on the nose... Smoke. Not quite a peaty smoke, but definitely smoky. I like it! 😃
On the tongue... It's a smoky Havana Club. It's crazy to narrow it down like that, but that's exactly what it seems like. The smoke isn't overpowering, which is nice. It's a subtle addition.
Little lingering smoke aftertaste...
This is interesting. It's drinkable neat, but I think it needs a mix.
I need to find the right mix for it 🙂 🥃