from However, if used as the main ingredient for a rather fabulous Daiquiri will more than suffice. Distributed in the UK by Pernod-Ricard, Havana Club’s main competition comes from the Puerto Rican powerhoubse Bacardi. almost 4 years ago Learn how your comment data is processed. It is an unaged white rum, fairly smooth as they have printed on the bottle, but it is pricey and is piggybacking on the original Cuban Havana Club brand (I have not yet tested). Doorly’s 3-Year-Old white rum has been aged in oak barrels for 3 years, then filtered to remove any inherited colouring. The finish is long, with a bitter-sweetness that becomes drier as the taste tapers off. Presented in a striking, sharp-edged bottle with the famous cockerel strutting on the white label. Chris DelectaBlee Havana Club rum is produced in Cuba, where the company was founded in 1878 by José Arechabala. The best mojitos I've ever had are always in Cuba. The Diplomático Distillery nestles at the foot of the Andes Mountains in Venezuela. 20 ratings. from Erwin On the nose: Carta Blanca is ultra-light, fresh citrus with a touch of almond and spice. 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Rum has been produced in Barbados for more than 300 years, so there is considerable local know-how passed down from generation to generation. ★: Terrible, only drink for a dare. The mid-palate becomes more creamy with vanilla and toffee notes appearing. Posted Review. Cockspur Platinum White Rum is matured in oak barrels before being charcoal filtered to remove colour and other undesirables, but without eliminating that all-important flavour. over 4 years ago by Czech Republic Posted Christmas cake batter, smoking wood and surprisingly a clean, almost vegetal note linger on the finish. Havana Club Añejo 3 year old – review Pampero Blanco is a refreshingly smooth white rum which makes it a good sipping rum for the summer. with Venezuelan Ron Pampero has been making quality rums since 1938. 305 ratings. The bottle reads that it's "Puerto Rican Rum". with This is fuel grade booze. with Nezarov Continuing with the Havana Club rum reviews next in line is Havana Club Añejo Especial, a blend of rums aged up to five years in white oak barrels.. This is no negative however, but in fact encourages exploration of bolder white rum cocktails such as the Bajito in which the basil wonderfully complements the savoury notes, or the Santiago Daiquiri which through the use of lemon and grenadine creates a more balanced and delicious twist on it’s classic counterpart. Straight up it isn't very impressive, but if that's how you drink rum, then you should be buying far more expensive products anyway. by In 1888 Don Andres Brugal Montaner moved to the Dominican Republic with one simple, single goal; master the art of making quality rum. by Due to its complexity, it is best enjoyed neat over ice. by The finish is delicate yet with a hint of warm spice. Neat: Much improved over the nose, the moderately sweet entrance of molasses and prunes gives way to a more spicy, leathery and tobacco driven mid-palate, albeit one that retains plenty of dark fruit character and a wonderful raw cacao character. Also makes an excellent sipping rum with its smooth woody and fruity delivery. This is produced by Bacardi and not affiliated with Havana Club Cuban Rum. 5 ratings. Great for enjoying neat or as a base for Daiquiris and Mojitos. It’s classy with smooth lines and white label and cap. from from Tried it straight and it was good. Due to the lack of big flavors, it's more suitable for mixing. Posted Posted The vanilla cream is here, and now the artificial fruit flavors now re-emerge with banana and grape, which fade away into a mix of pepper and a bit of saccharin. On the nose: This rum is sweet, fruity, and slightly caramel-like. They have just gone through a re-branding exercise so you may see 2 differing bottles. These cookies will be stored in your browser only with your consent. I wouldn't even spike a punch with it. For the uninitiated, you can read a great article on the topic here, but if you’re short on time, here’s my TLDR version: Before the Cuban Revolution, the Arechabala family founded a distillery and made a rum called Havana Club. Also not worth your time. Founded in 1862, the Santiago De Cuba distillery is the oldest rum factory in Cuba. Sets the bar for white rum quality, and should reside in your home bar. Time passes and the Arechabala family sells the “Havana Club” trademark to the Bacardi family (which also fled Cuba and lost their original distillery) along with the recipe for the original Havana Club rum. Bacardi’s marketing of Havana Club as a Puerto Rican rum is amusing I guess… Imagine a brand called Bordeaux Elite being called a Portuguese brandy, or a west coast IPA called New York Harbor… Bacardi is definitely hoping its drinkers aren’t overly curious or knowledgeable about simple geography. On the palate: Begins almost citrus-like with a surprising cleanness. from Very little flavor and what little there is is fairly bitter leading to a rather harsh burn. Your email address will not be published. Fennel and licorice, followed by a pop of fruit esters that can only be described as a “bag of. Easily consumable in a bind, Posted Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. United Kingdom from Add the RumRatings App, Go Premium: no ads, prices, custom cabinets, +more. Thank-you for your submission. Not worth the $26 per 750 cost, even as a mixer. from I tried to recreate when I got home... and it wan't until I used Havana Club White that I got it right. These are further distilled before being aged and blended to become madre (mother). Greetings to Arechabala family in Miami. by El Dorado 3 Year Old White Rum source their molasses from the local sugar factory. from (PREMIUM) On the palate: Begins cleanly and oh-so-smooth with notes of coconut and pineapple. Havana Club 3-Year rum is produced from molasses and aged for 3 years in white oak barrels before filtering and bottling. Some are perfect for sipping neat due to their depth after ageing, while others make a fantastic base spirit for cocktails as their flavours can shine through the other ingredients. Less ethanol on the palate than the nose. Molasses are combined with yeast and water to ferment for approximately 72 hours. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. It has a surprising amount of depth for a white rum and can be enjoyed neat over ice, or in a sublime Pina Colada. In 1884 Danish seaman Valdemar Hanschell decided to have a change of residence, Barbados. I was incredibly disappointed with this. 80 proof. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! You said “the family fled Cuba, and the revolutionary government seized the distillery….” What actually happened was that the government seized the distillery and then forced the family to leave the country. (10 ratings) by This site is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. Add the RumRatings App, Extremely good value and GREAT in cocktails, Go Premium: no ads, prices, custom cabinets, +more, 'intense nose with accents of vanilla, caramelized pears'. Finland It is these fermented molasses that give all rums their distinctive sweet, yet spicy flavour. Please input the URL directly to the vendor page with the rum for sale and we will automatically show it on RumRatings. On the nose: Refined notes of citrus, vanilla, and sugar cane are pleasing to the nose. Cockspur Platinum is a crystal clear white rum that is clean and well rounded. with Rum is now one of the most popular alcoholic beverages in the world, alongside vodka and whisky. Way too simple to drink neat but enjoyable nontheless. "Havana Club 3-Year rum review by The Ultimate Rum Guide", "When sipped the rum is fairly smooth but it doesn’t have an abundance of flavour. United States On the palate: Begins smoothly and sweetly with notes of pineapple, pear and berries. with On the nose: Clean and fresh with fruity tropical notes, plus slightly herby & spicy. almost 5 years ago Posted A final process of charcoal filtering used to remove impurities and colouring. The mid-palate becomes sweeter, yet contrasted with cracked black pepper and citrus notes. Unless your sole point in drinking this is to get drunk, in which case there are much cheaper and cleaner products out there for those living the life of a chronic public inebriate, steer clear. IceMan Havana Club 3-Year rum - rated #3736 of 9909 rums: see 454 reviews, photos, other Havana Club rums, and similar Light rums from Cuba If you are considering selecting a sipping white rum, then with its smooth delivery and rich flavours, Brugal Blanco Supremo is a great place to start. Once the sugars are converted into alcohol, the mixture is then distilled to obtain a higher concentration of alcohol. United States It was the subject of a prolonged lawsuit that settled in 2012. with 12 ratings. ( Log Out /  But when it's time to make the perfect mojito... Havana Club White is what you need to use! The Bacardi version is pretty bad and has some inexplicable flavors present. Please input the URL directly to the vendor page with the rum for sale and we will automatically show it on RumRatings. Its sweet but very short. The finish is crisp but peppery with mild coconut. Not good. I was in Mexico then and almost purchased some Havana Club Anejo but ended up not doing so as I felt there were plenty of similar Spanish-style rums like it on the US market, AND I worried over a US Customs hassle. relations coupled with international court rulings in favor of Pernod Ricard, Bacardi goes all in with a newly revamped pair of Puerto Rican rums under the Havana Club name.

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