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Cuban Rum

Cuban rums, along with cigars, have formed a core part of Cuba's national identity and fueled the country's economy for decades. U.S. enforced import restrictions has meant that, as contraband, Cuban-made rum has had a tumultuous history. However, this has always contributed somewhat to the spirit’s appeal, as something of a forbidden fruit. Famous brands that produce Cuban rums include Havana Club, Ron Cubay and Santiago de Cuba.

A huge factor in what makes Cuban rum so fantastic in the country’s unique terroir and climate. It is particularly ideal for growing agricultural products such as sugarcane and tobacco, which is why those Cuban crops are historically so revered around the world. The light, crisp style that people have come to recognise as being distinctly Cuban originated from a request by the Spanish Crown, which preferred its spirits delicate in flavour.

Cuban rum is generally created by squishing harvested sugarcane to extract the guarapo (juice) which is boiled to create molasses and sugar. The molasses is combined with water and yeast in tanks to ferment before the resulting liquid (vino de caña) is distilled in copper-lined columns stills. A condensed liquid is produced from this called aguardiente, which is typically placed into American white oak barrels for ageing. A unique requirement for the Cuban product is that the rum must spend at least two years in there before it can be filtered through charcoal. Cuban rum masters, known as 'maestros roneros', then blend the filtered rums together.

Havana Club Añejo 7 Year Old

70cl, 40%
Havana Club

A 7 year old Cuban rum, awarded gold medals at the Chicago World Spirits Championship in both 1995 and 1997. This was "añejo" the first Havana Club expression intended for sipping. Also makes a…  More info

Havana Club Añejo 7 Year Old
30
$27.13

Havana Club Seleccion de Maestros

70cl, 45%
Havana Club

The new edition of Havana Club's very popular Cuban Barrel Proof, Seleccion de Maestros is a superb rum, bottled at higher strength.  More info

Havana Club Seleccion de Maestros
13
$57.02

Havana Club Tributo 2018

70cl, 40%
Havana Club

The third bottling in Havana Club's Tributo range sees some very well-aged Cuban rum given some additional maturation time in casks that previously held peaty Scotch whisky! Thought to be a first for…  More info

Havana Club Tributo 2018
$368.77

Santiago De Cuba Añejo

70cl, 38%
Santiago de Cuba

From the Santiago De Cuba range (presumably named after the second largest city in Cuba) comes this Añejo rum, which has been aged in white oak barrels. Good for use in cocktails and mixed drinks.  More info

Santiago De Cuba Añejo
3
$32.31
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Havana Club 15 Year Old

70cl, 40%
Havana Club

This 15 year old is created by 'repeatedly' blending the rums and aguardientes and maturing them in old oak barrels. Havana Club's Primer Maestro Ronero, Don José Navarro, describes this as "Cuban…  More info

Havana Club 15 Year Old
9
$152.09

Santiago de Cuba 11 Years Old Añejo Superior

70cl, 40%
Santiago de Cuba

11 year old rum from the brilliant Santiago de Cuba. A deliciously spicy expression, with enough fruity esters and brown sugar notes to balance it out wonderfully.  More info

Santiago de Cuba 11 Years Old Añejo Superior
2
$63.27

Havana Club Añejo Especial

70cl, 40%
Havana Club

Añejo Especial is made from oak aged aguardientes. It is a great everyday Cuban rum, that works well in cocktails.  More info

Havana Club Añejo Especial
9
$20.29

Santiago de Cuba 25 Year Old Extra Añejo

70cl, 40%
Santiago de Cuba

One of the oldest rums from that Santiago de Cuba range, the 25 year old expression is very impressive indeed. In with introduced to the range in 2005 in honour of the 490th anniversary of the city…  More info

Santiago de Cuba 25 Year Old Extra Añejo
3
$267.71
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Ron Cubay Carta Blanca Extra Viejo

70cl, 40%
Ron Cubay

This intriguing release from Ron Cubay combines the richness of long-aged dark rums with the freshness and vibrancy of top-notch white rum within one expression. The features reserve spirits from…  More info

Ron Cubay Carta Blanca Extra Viejo
2
$126.50

Santiago De Cuba 20 Year Old Extra Añejo

70cl, 40%
Santiago de Cuba

Long-aged Cuban rum - yum yum yum... This is the 20 year old expression from the Santiago de Cuba range, named after the second largest city in Cuba. Not often seen on these shores, but very…  More info

Santiago De Cuba 20 Year Old Extra Añejo
$133.44

Ron Mulata 15 Year Old Gran Reserva Añejo

70cl, 38%
Ron Mulata

An indulgent 15 year old rum from Ron Mulata, produced in Cuba, exclusively making use of their top quality Cuban cane syrup. It has been aged in 180 litre oak casks, which the distillers say give it…  More info

Ron Mulata 15 Year Old Gran Reserva Añejo
4
$48.15
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Havana Club Añejo 3 Year Old

70cl, 40%
Havana Club

An añejo Cuban rum and a silver medal winner at the 1996 International Wine and Spirits Competition in London. This 3 year old Havana Club is a key part of good, refreshing daiquiri.  More info

Havana Club Añejo 3 Year Old
9
$20.73

Ron Cubay 1870 Extra Añejo

70cl, 40%
Ron Cubay

Extraordinary Cuban rum here from the Ron Cubay range. This deeply rich expression has been created to sit at the top of their selection, and boasts a flavour profile filled to the brim with oak,…  More info

Ron Cubay 1870 Extra Añejo
$133.82

Santiago De Cuba Carta Blanca

70cl, 38%
Santiago de Cuba

The Carta Blanca rum from Santiago de Cuba is a molasses-based rum which is initially aged in oak casks and filtered before bottling, removing the colour but not the flavour (making it a good choice…  More info

Santiago De Cuba Carta Blanca
1
$25.71
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Ron Cubay Añejo

70cl, 38%
Ron Cubay

Enjoyed in Cuba since the 1960s, the rest of the world is finally getting to taste the excellent Ron Cubay. Their Anejo rum is aged for 7 years before being bottled, allowing it to mellow out and…  More info

Ron Cubay Añejo
$26.39
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Santiago de Cuba 12 Year Old Extra Añejo

70cl, 40%
Santiago de Cuba

This is the 12 year old expression from Santiago de Cuba's range of rums. A well put-together expression from the Cuban distillers, plenty to enjoy here.  More info

Santiago de Cuba 12 Year Old Extra Añejo
4
$72.25
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Ron Varadero Añejo 15 Year Old

70cl, 38%
Ron Varadero

Well aged Cuban rum from the Ron Varadero range - a brand you're much more likely to see in mainland Europe, where it's particularly popular. This Añejo expression has been matured for at least 15…  More info

Ron Varadero Añejo 15 Year Old
1
$52.86

Santiago de Cuba Isla del Tesoro

70cl, 40%
Santiago de Cuba

From the producers of Santiago de Cuba comes a treasure chest full of Cuban rum! The rum itself isn't just sloshing around in the chest - it comes presented in a vintage-looking ceramic decanter.  More info

Santiago de Cuba Isla del Tesoro
$507.74

Ron Mulata Blanco Reserva 3 Year Old

70cl, 38%
Ron Mulata

Sugar cane rhum from Ron Palma Mulata de Cuba aged for three whole years in American oak before being bottled as a blanco 'reserva'.  More info

Ron Mulata Blanco Reserva 3 Year Old
$21.36
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Havana Club Máximo Rum Extra Añejo

50cl, 40%
Havana Club

The Havana Club Máximo is an Extra Añejo rum made from a decidedly illustrious blend of rare, old rums taken from their extensive reserves, crafted by the skilled hands of Maestro Ronero, Don José…  More info

Havana Club Máximo Rum Extra Añejo
5
$1,322.77

Legendario Ron Dorado

70cl, 38%
Legendario

Great for cocktails and mixed drinks, Legendario's Ron Dorado is a subtly sweet, seductive Cuban rum. Should make for a good Palmetto, we reckon.  More info

Legendario Ron Dorado
$24.05
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Ron Cubay 3 Year Old - Carta Blanca

70cl, 38%
Ron Cubay

Matured for three years, the Carta Blanca is the youngest rum from the Cuban producers, Ron Cubay. Made exclusively using Cuban molasses, it's a top quality rum for cocktails or even enjoyed neat.  More info

Ron Cubay 3 Year Old - Carta Blanca
$23.92
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Ron Cubay Añejo Suave

70cl, 37.5%
Ron Cubay

Ron Cubay continues to bring its excellent source of Cuban rum to international consumers, after years of Cuban exclusivity, to bring this softer edition of its fine Añejo rum, aged for 7 years…  More info

Ron Cubay Añejo Suave
$26.00

Legendario Carta Blanca Superior

70cl, 40%
Legendario

An elegantly flavoursome rum which spends a short time in oak casks to develop its flavour profile. Part of the Legendario range of Cuban rums.  More info

Legendario Carta Blanca Superior
$29.93

Ron Mulata Añejo 5 Years

70cl, 38%
Ron Mulata

5 year old Cuban rum distilled in Heriberto Duquesne, Villa Clara. They characteristically produce a lighter style of rum (which the distillery attributed to the rum being matured in 180 litre oak…  More info

Ron Mulata Añejo 5 Years
3
$24.05
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