Havana Club Añejo Clásico
Havana Club // Puerto Rico
This Puerto Rican distilled rum made by Bacardí is based on a recipe from the Arechabala family who created it in Cuba in 1934. The family produced it up until 1960 when they fled Cuba after Fidel Castro nationalized the distilleries there. This rum is aged in oak from 1-3 years before filtering and blending. It is then aged a further 3 months in oak for mellowing. It is bottled at 40% ABV and became available in Florida in June 2016 with plans for a roll out to all other states by fall 2016.
Aged RumRum that is aged, but no specific type or size barrel required. No set time required for length of aging, but will often carry an age statement (which should be taken with a grain of salt). Often thought of as "sipping rums".
"Nosing the glass reveals notes of vanilla and brown sugar with light fruit notes lingering around the edges. On the palate the rum enters with the vanilla and brown sugar from the aroma. This is soon followed by quick notes of pineapple, dried papaya, raisins, and a pop of brine. Notes of minerals and char come in at the end creating a long savory finish."