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It's not a club, it's Havana Club! The Best Rum!

  • Oct 2, 2009
So, where does the best rum come from? Puerto Rico? Nah! Cuba!
Then again, I'm not a drinker, who am I to say which is the best?! ;-)

Havana Club is something you've to buy or at least try when in Havana, Cuba. And I'm one of those fortunate few who has had the chance to visit this country which many Americans are dying to go & yet can't!!! Sometimes, it's great not being an American, haha....

I've been looking for Havana Club after Havana but can only find them in a few airports around the world. VERY few! And it's not as cheap when it's outside Cuba, even if they are sold at the DFS!  Havana Club rums are incredibly cheap in Cuba though and they taste heavenly since rum is my most favorite liqueur to be drunk as a cocktail. I am actually allergic to alcohol but since I've been slowly seeping them over the years through cocktails, they are now not as lethal as they once were to me. Havana Club makes great mojitos and I find the Anejo 3 Anos (3 years) rum best for this purpose. I just posted a review on Passion Fruit Mojito & the recipe for making it uses this rum so if you are interested to find out what the mix is like, you can try it at home.

Havana Club I was told is best to be drunk on the rock. However, I also found it great when mixes with my other favorite drink, Diet Coke! Some lime, Coke and Havana Club... ahhhhhhh, life is good!

It's not a club, it's Havana Club! The Best Rum!

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March 10, 2010
Havanna Club is really, really good! Nice Job Sharrie!
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Quick Tip by . March 06, 2010
One of the best rums I've had and when mixed with coke, you've got the best Cuba Libre & Cuba Light around!
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I'm a traveler at heart & have been nicknamed Travel Queen by friends & colleagues alike. Traveling has been my life passion for the last decade or so. As we enter a new decade, I'm excited … more
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Havana Club is a brand of rum, made in Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba. The brand was established by José Arechabala in 1878. After the Cuban Revolution of 1959, the distillery and company was nationalized by the Cuban government; subsequently, the Arechabala family left for Spain, then emigrated to the United States. Since 1994 it has been produced by Havana Club International, a 50:50 joint venture between Pernod Ricard and the Cuban government.

Grades of Havana Club Rum:

Añejo 15 Años (15 Years)

The 15 Años Gran Reserva has an alcohol content of 40% ABV.

Cuban Barrel Proof

Cuban Barrel Proof is bottled straight from the barrel. The alcohol content is slightly higher than Añejo 15 Años at 45% ABV. It is blended by Don José Navarro then ‘finished’ in younger oak casks to recreate its oak aroma and bouquet. The casks are then opened and the batch of rum is bottled.

Máximo Extra Añejo

Máximo Extra Añejo was announced in November 2006 by Pernod Ricard, whose marketeers labelled it a new 'ultra-premium extra-aged rum'. This Rum is a blend of many different ages of rum, repeatedly blended with fresh sugarcane distillate and then further aged. The final act of blending, the 'toque' produces the finished product. Its retail price is set at $1200 per bottle.

Havana Club has other grades of rum, all aged for different ...

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