Maestro Asbel Morales decided to experiment, finishing small quantities of rum bases in the Islay barrels.
After promising results, renowned bartender Nick Strangeway was brought on board to consult on the perfect dark rum for mixing cocktails, one achieving a delicate balance between dry whisky notes and rich rum flavors.
Over his illustrious bartending career, Nick’s won countless awards both for his innovation and his deep understanding of cocktail history.
He currently consults for the drinks industry worldwide.
While the starting point is similar to Havana 7, the blending
proportions are different. With the unusual addition of a base aged in whisky barrels, monitored and selected with Nick Strangeway, the results are as inspiring as you might expect.
A super premium dark rum, dry and richly smoky.
Deep amber color, with brightness and clarity typical of Havana Club rum.
Highly balanced, smooth when inhaling, a fruity aroma punctuated by subtle notes of oak and very light smoke.
Intense and complex, smokiness. Clean and full bodied, a result of natural ageing in white oak barrels. Dry, balanced aftertaste.