Havana Club 3 Year Rum
Havana Club // Cuba
Havana Club was first sold in 1934 by the José Arechabala SA; the company was nationalized by the Cuban government in January of 1960 shortly after the revolution. Aged in oak for three years before being charcoal-filtered for color removal, Havana Club 3-Year is "made for Mojitos" according to its producer, but it has also played the starring role in countless Daiquiris. Note: This is not currently available in the U.S.
Silver RumAKA Blanco, Light, White. Rum that is usually aged (but not always) and carbon-filtered to remove any color. No specific type or size barrel required. No set time required for aging for most countries with a few exceptions.
"The initial aroma represents a complex combination of pear, licorice and pepper. Subsequent passes reveal banana, citrus, and a hint of toffee. The rum washes over the palate in a manner befitting an aged rum, with the pear and banana taking center stage. Following closely is the ample licorice and roasted fennel bulb that combines with black pepper and a hint of cinnamon. There is a bit of sweetness now, which somewhat tempers the poor finish where ample saccharin bitterness manages to squander most of the goodwill generated to this point. Definitely not a sipping white rum, the HC3 does make a very fine Daiquiri or Mojito."