Havana Club

Havana Club Cuban Barrel Proof ~ 45% (Havana Club)

Rum Review: Havana Club Cuban Barrel Proof

Category: Cuban Dark Rum

Origin: Havana Club Distillery

Bottling: Havana Club

ABV: 45%

Cost: £discontinued

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What they say:

Hand-crafted by “Maestro Ronero” Don Navarro, Cuban Barrel Proof is made from a blend of different aged rums aged in extra-old white oak barrels. This blend is then put to rest in younger oak casks or “finish” casks and finally bottled straight from the cask at 45% without being diluted with water.

 

What I say:

A rum favoured by whisky drinkers or so I’ve been told. This Barrel proof edition undergoes a double maturation in old then young oak barrels and is bottled at 45%. Originally launched for travel retail, then more generally released, this edition appears to be discontinued.

Appearance:

Copper bronze gold (11/20) numerous medium legs follow quick medium tears.

Nose:

Toffee, highland toffee and caramac bars announce the sweetness on the nose, a hint of vinegar and some nuts (pickled walnuts), plenty of cinnamon spice and some oak wood, some of which is new/green.

Taste:

Sweet but tart with liquorice or aniseed (like Ouzo), caramel sauce, white grapes and crisp green even Bramley apples, peppery spice, crunchy nut cornflakes and toffee or salted caramel muffins

Finish:

Medium, tart/ sweet & sour, menthol and gentle toffee

Overall:

A little tart and spicy initially but the sweetness prevails and the whole becomes quite moreish.

Score: 87/100

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