This is the real Havana Club Rum. Heres the story. In 1934, the Arechabala family created Havana Club rum and a rich, storied, history would begin to unfold. After the Cuban regime stole the brand and took over the company in 1959, the Arechabalas exiled to the United States, leaving years of hard work and dedication behind. In 1994, after years of fighting to tell the true story of Havana Club, Ramon Arechabala entrusted the Bacardi family with his original recipe and the brand’s story was brought back to life in the U.S. The bottle you see here embodies the true Cuban spirit created over 80 years ago. That spirit and family’s story are now making their way to a new generation of rum drinkers searching for authenticity and passion from the brands they support.
To create HAVANA CLUB Añejo Clásico, the rum begins with bases that are mellowed in oak casks between one to three years, before being chosen for selective filtration and blending.
Upon blending, the Master Blenders return the rum to oak casks for a second mellowing period of at least three months for additional smoothness.
The result is a golden liquid with robust notes of sweet fruits akin to pineapple and apricot, complemented by oaky notes with hints of almond and vanilla.