The creation of Havana Club Máximo Extra Anejo has been a unique adventure and personal odyssey of patience and faith but also a cultural journey through Cuban rum making history and tradition. It is handcrafted by blending the finest and oldest rum reserves that have been left to age in Havana Club cellars in respect of the genuine tradition of Cuban rum-making. This unique and very slow process means that the reserves used are extremely rare and explain why Havana Club Máximo is a very limited edition: only 1000 bottles a year.
A precious decanter
Havana Club Máximo Extra Añejo is enshrined within an elegant crystal decanter, allowing its vibrant amber glow to shine through. The graceful lines of the decanter are inspired by the traditional decorative arts of Havana, renowned for their elegance and sense of detail. Havana Club Máximo Extra Añejo is the purest expression of this refinement. Each decanter is individually hand-blown and numbered by a master glassmaker, the attention to detail that a rum as exceptional as Havana Club Máximo deserves.
First, the amber glow, darkened by prolonged ageing, impresses the eye. Afterwards, the nose discovers an outstandingly rich, intense, persistent yet delicate aroma balancing oak and smokey notes with subtle tones of fresh pear, coconut and dried fruit. Both dry and sweet, its woody palate imparts a silky opulence and a cascade of savours accented by dark chocolate, luscious dried fruits and a hint of vanilla. Afterwards, a warm enduring finish persists with irresistible spicy notes.