Aged: 3 years
Product of: Cuba
The barrels in which Havana Club rum is matured were originally used to age bourbon before being shipped to Pernod Ricard’s Midleton Distillery where they were used to age Irish whiskey. The barrels are then sent to Cuba where they are rinsed and then filled with water and left outside in the sun for precisely 23 hours. This process is repeated until the Master Blenders can no longer detect a whisky flavour in the water. These much refilled casks are then used to mature Havana Club.
Only 1,500 individually numbered 50cl bottles were made for the initial Limited Edition release. Considering that El Floridita uses an average of 89 cases (1,068) of Havana Rum a week, this release is very limited and the rum very collectable.
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 08/11/2017
(sample bottle No. 0703 of 1500) Clear, pale golden amber.
White vermouth, coconut, light vanilla, grassy hay and elegant spice.
Medium-bodied. Delicately but assertively spicy with dry oak tannins balanced by coconut, vanilla and sugar cane richness.
Vanilla, hay and light spice with some vermouth.
Perfectly balanced with a complex flavour and delicate spice, Alejandro has succeeded in his desire to create a blend that has the “mixability of a white rum and the drinkability of an aged rum”.