You can’t talk about Cuba without talking about rum, a tradition that dates back centuries. Here are five rums locals love for both their quality and their value.
HAVANA CLUB AÑEJO 3 AÑOS
Clean and floral aromas. Good standard rum for mixing drinkings with body and cleanliness.
HAVANA CLUB AÑEJO ESPECIAL
Light caramel and light brown sugar. Clean spirit. Dense and flavorful with a slightly burn but delicious and satisfying. Where is the Montecristo or coffee with this?
SANTIAGO DE CUBA AÑEJO
Aromas of dried fruits, hints of cedar. Complex and subtle. The palate is a little underwhelming with a hot and simple finish.
HAVANA CLUB AÑEJO 7 AÑOS
More caramel than Añejo Reserva. Burnt sugar. This standard bearer of Cuban rum delivers a full body. Lots of caramel and cedar character and a lightly sweet finish. Some may consider it fruity.
SANTIAGO DE CUBA AÑEJO 11 AÑOS
Lots of caramel and molasses, dried fruits on the nose. Full and spicy, with light cedar, honey and caramel character. Strong and muscular.