DISCOVER THE ART OF CUBAN RUM

Take the time to enjoy our prestigious Icónica Collection
Cuban expertise
Custodians of an age-old tradition passed down from generation to generation, Cuba’s Rum Masters are the reason why our premium rums can rival any spirit in the world. Together and singly they have aged and blended our finest rum reserves to produce the Icónica Collection. Each bottle is a testament to the skill and passion of Rum Masters past and present.
Selección de Maestros
Havana Club Selección de Maestros is an exceptional triple barrel aged rum, hand selected and crafted from the collective experience of all Maestros del Ron Cubano.
Añejo 15 Años
Havana Club Añejo 15 Años is a very rare and limited release of an extra aged rum. True testament to the age-old tradition of the Maestros del Ron Cubano rum-making craft, only 58 barrels of this unique rum are selected each year.

5 steps for rum tasting

1. Preparation
Find a quiet place with good lighting and a comfortable temperature. We need, for each taster, a separate glass for each rum we are going to enjoy, plus a glass of water and a basket of bread that will help us cleanse our palate each time before moving on to the next rum.
2. Appearance
Gently raise the glass and search for the right light angle to assess the colour – a first indication of how long the rum has aged. Slowly swirl the rum in the glass and hold it up again to observe the “tears” – their speed and thickness indicate the oiliness of the rum and the conditions of ageing.
3. Aroma
First, cleanse the palate with water as the taste buds are linked to our perception of smell. Unlike with wine, don’t swirl in the glass, which would release too much ethanol and disguise the aromas. Slowly approach the rim of the glass with your nose to sense the first notes of the aroma, exploring what they evoke in your own personal “sensory bank”.
4. Palate
Take a small sip to create a tingling sensation on the tongue. Then take a normal sip and circulate the liquid all round the mouth. Close your eyes and let yourself be transported by a sea of sensations: each taster’s experience will be different as we associate the tastes and aromas with our own personal memories.
5. Endnotes
Take a small sip and swallow it directly to best sense the rum’s aftertaste and endnotes. Swirl the empty glass until there is no trace of liquid left. Place it upside down on the table and wait until it completely dries. Smell the dry glass to assess in the absence of alcohol the true aromas of Cuban rum attributed to the natural ageing process.