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I love rum and it is my poison of choice. We all have a drink that we know we can drink all night, get nicely drunk but know our limits. Rum is my drink, I can drink it all evening and not get sick and in the morning I never get s particular bad hangover. Rum is definitely my drink. I have two preferred brands, Havanna and Appletons. I love Havanna 7 year but coming a close second is Especial. If I go in a bar, I will ask for Havanna Especial and coke. It priced a little more than regular Havanna but the 20p of so difference is more than worth it.
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I regularly buy this Rum when out in bars but I have also bought bottles from abroad. I bought a bottle from Cuba on holiday for £9. Bargain, bargain, bargain. The Havanna club was one of the best things about Cuba!
This is a delicious golden rum with a delicate sweet flavour. There is a real softness in the flavour and it is not harsh at all. The rum makes an absolutely splendid Mojito where the flavour of the golden rum can shine though and you do not need as much sugar to take the harshness of the alcohol flavour away. The rum comes in a see through bottle with a screw cap and it comes in 1L or 75cl bottles. I bought a one litre bottle for the £9 which was very well priced.
This is a wonderful rum that I can drink over ice on its own. The rum tastes sweet, subtle and it is very morish. I love the way it tastes with cola but in a cocktail such as a mojito you can really let the flavours come out. I would not waste this rum in sugary cocktails such as pina coladas and Mai Tais as they are too sweet to really showcase the good quality rum.
If you are new to the rum game then try this before you try blanco or regular white rum. It is not quite dark rum so you do not get the rich syrupy flavour, but you do get the sweet edge that makes the drink very refreshing and easy to drink. This is really easy to get hold of and it is one of the more popular Havanna Club rums. Just talking about it, it is making my mouth water!
Rum is my drink of choice and I have been a fan of this particular rum for a good few years.
I find that this is a particularly good rum for mixing as it provides enough taste while not overpowering for most people.
There's a fair bit of history behind this blend which you'll need to read up elsewhere as I'm not familiar. One thing I know is that the supplies for this rum are running out and this is a replacement for the 5 year old Añejo and is a combination of old and young rum. Still tastes great!
If you are familiar with and have been put off by sailor rum in the past then I would suggest keeping an eye out for this particular rum. It can usually be found for around £16, sometimes on special offer, in many supermarkets around the UK as well as in off-licenses.
While more expensive than the cheapest Havana club or Barcadi it does give you a superior taste and is easily drinkable in many classic rum cocktails such as a cuba libre or mojito. You may find that this rum is stocked in some bars and seems to be becoming a more popular drink.
I got a bottle of havan club rum for my 21st from my friend. She recently went to cuba and brought it all the way back in her rucksack for me!
The bottle is large, and has gold stickers all over it, with lots of spanish writing and the havana club logo. Its also got an authenticity sticker proving that it is indeed real havana club rum.
Now the rum is very tasty, I tried it on its own as a shot, not very nice, but mixed with either coke or with some lime and lemonade its really tastes great.
Its 40% so I suggest that you dont drink it on its own, I only did so because of peer pressure and it being my 21st.
I love the fact that this particular bottle has everything written in spanish, and was brought back from cuba on its own in a suitcase. I feel somehow more connected to cuba than if I had just bought it in a supermarket.
I also put it in a cocktail, a mixture of tropical juice, vodka, archers and rum, and it tasted great but you could taste more vodka than rum.
Ive still got half a bottle left so there shall be plenty more opportunities to enjoy it!
If you know your history about rum then you will know a bit about the background of the havana history.
You can trace the origins of havana club back to the 1800's. 1878 to be precise.
The founder of havana club opened the la vizcaya distillery in cardenas on the cuban coastline.
The name havana club came about by the thought of bringing 2 worlds together with the traditional cuban roots and the knowledge and know how of havanna
Havana anejo especial is a more aged rum , versatile in taste and appeal from your more older generation to younger generation mixed in cocktails especially the Cuban Libre cocktail.
This particular rum is aged in oak barrels with a balanced taste, It's subtleness when mixed with coke , lemonade , or the best neat over ice is a splendid balance of a aged rum with flavor and kick.
With a strong yet subtle smell of honey and vanilla it's a pleasant summer drink,
Yet an even better winter drink, many winter nights I have tasted the smoothness of this drink a definite rum on anyones list.
Rum from Cuba. ABV: 40%.