About Cuban Spirits

About Cuban Spirits
Rum is the primary spirit of Cuba and it is the national drink. As with many other countries, there are various styles, from those aged for only a few years to some aged as long as fifteen years. While the younger rums are destined for Mai Tais and other cocktails, the rums aged for seven or more years are polished, with flavors of chocolate, coconut and tobacco, much of these notes derived from the barrel aging. Sip these wines after dinner - with a Cuban cigar, of course!

Top Picks for Cuba

Havana Club Unión Rum
96 points
Dark amber color. Lively, roasted aromas and flavors of roasted nut brittle, sweet and pickling spices, geranium patch, and sarsaparilla with a velvety, shy, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length pencil shavings, sweet cream, wet limestone, and blonde tobacco finish. A very smooth, elegant, and mellow sipping rum.
Havana Club Añejo 3 Años Rum
94 points
Pale clear color. Fresh aromas of light honey covered grapefruit pith, dried cane stalk, jerky, and tropical spice with a velvety, lively, dry light body and a peppery, compelling, medium-length salted honey, Biscoff cookies, mineral, and toasted almond finish. A shining rum with an understated sense of sophistication.
Havana Club Añejo 7 Años Rum
92 points
Bright amber color. Sweet aromas of cinnamon honey, cherry nut bar, mahogany, and salt water taffy with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dryish medium-full body and a warming, very complex, very long ground peanuts in caramel, violets, ground ginger, and sweet potato finish. Layers of persistent flavor make this a knockout rum.
Havana Club Selección de Maestros Rum
89 points
Brilliant copper color. Spicy aroma of baking spices with a satiny, crisp, dryish medium-to-full body and a peppery, medium-length bitter orange, root beer, ginger snap, and cedar pencil and eraser finish. A straightforward rum for punches.