Havana Club 15 year
Havana Club 15 year Crafted for sipping, to be enjoyed on the rocks, and ideal for rich cocktails: Havana Club 15 Años is highly versatile. This dark rum, matured in ex-Bourbon barrels, showcases the rich natural flavors of Cuba. The liquid unveils the Cuban terroir’s tastes: aromatic tobacco, sweet tropical fruits, molasses, spices, and vanilla from the continuous aging process, enhanced by the slow release of aromas.
Havana Club 15 year In the Bottle
The Havana Club 15 year old rum arrives in a tall slender brown bottle. The Havana Club label is bold and assertive with an eye-catching style, except for the pressed-on screw cap. has come around a little to the acceptance of plastic screw caps, but still, believe the pressed-on metal caps are inferior. have had too many which did not properly re-seal the bottle.
the purpose of the diffuser is so that bartenders cannot refill the bottle with an inferior spirit and then place it back on the shelf. the diffuser just makes it harder for me to get rum out of the bottle. if a company can take the time to relabel a bottle in French and English for the Canadian market, they can take the time to eliminate the annoying diffusers for that same market as well. The last time checked, there is not a huge problem with Canadian bartenders trying to refill their expensive bottles with inferior rum.
Havana Club 15 year In the Glass
This is exactly what see in the glass after it a small swirl with the Havana Club rum. The side of the glass carries a bit of an oily sheen, and the rum is sure to have a medium to long finish. The rum is a little darker perhaps than is expected indicating a bit of caramel perhaps, however, have to admit, it also looks rich and inviting.
The nose displays treacle and smoke which seem to mute the other aromas in the glass. Over time, molasses, dark brown sugary baking spices, dried fruit (raisins and prunes), and lurking tobacco all find their way out of the glass and into nostrils. would have scored this a little higher had the nose been more assertive.
Havana Club 15 year Flavour
This is not a clean, crisp rum barreled in American oak and bottled with that smooth tinge of leftover bourbon. This is a molasses-filled rum with an unmistakable smoky character. The molasses carries a lot of sweetness forward into the smoke with prunes, raisins, and dates prancing within the other wisps of flavor. Leathery tobacco crouches in the smoke adding a slightly bitter counter punch to the molasses sweetness.
Peppery oak spices provide a bridge between the bitter and the sweet, but it is an odd union, with a certain metallic strangeness attached to the flavors that are hard to identify, but there nonetheless. The rum fits that tavern described earlier. It is a rum for smoke-filled rooms where men swap tall stories of adventure or play solitaire depending upon their company and their mood.
The rum fills the throat with smoke and finishes with that odd lingering metallic taste. The sweetness from the molasses has become cloying, and the oak spice carries more odd flavors of grassy green tobacco and subtle hints of sulfur. Strangely, this is nicer than it sounds.
Havana Club 15 year Last thought
this is a favored rum on forums and chat rooms around the internet. It is dark and rich and carries a full round flavor profile compared to other rums in its price range. It also has a soft oily tobacco richness. It is right at home in the taverns where the stories are tall and the air is thick. There are times when really enjoy that particular style of ambiance and atmosphere.
Pair it with a great Cigar from our wide selection, Cuban or New World!
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