We have been tasting (drinking) Maximo for years and it is clearly the greatest Cuban rum – and one of the greatest spirits in the world. Only 1000 bottles are sold each year. It’s a blend of the old reserves of Havana Club with an average age of about 50. It’s elegant and smooth almost beyond description. Rich and complex nose of dried fruits, smoke and nuts. Then on the palate, a succession of silky and well-integrated flavors of caramelized fruit, spice, chocolate, with a very subtle hint of vanilla develop on the palate. Extremely refined and long finish. A rum like no other, maybe the most impressive and graceful expression of an extremely fine and mature rum anywhere.