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
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Havana Club
Unión Rum
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.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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Havana Club
Añejo 3 Años Rum
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.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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Havana Club
Añejo 15 Años Rum
Copper color. Aromas of nuts, oak, and dried tobacco with a supple, soft, dryish medium-to-full body and a warming, complex, long spices and herbs, pepper, and cigar wrapper finish. A long aged, wood forward rum that will pair nicely with cigars.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
218988
Havana Club
Añejo 7 Años Rum
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.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
218989
Havana Club
Selección de Maestros Rum
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.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab