Havana Club Añejo 7 Años was brought to the world by legendary Cuban Maestro Ronero Don Jose Navarro. It was customary for the Cuban Maestros to drink Extra aged rums at the distillery but it was Don Jose Navarro who decided to share this very style of rum with the rest of the world. Some rums are made to be mixed, this style was made to be savoured neat. Putting to good use the tradition and the skills previous generations of Maestros handed down to him, Navarro blended and aged his nectar over numerous cycles in order to create a very complex rum with a wealth of flavours that remains incredibly easy to enjoy neat.
To create Havana Club Añejo 7 Años, it takes more than 14 years and the minimum age of any rum in the blend is 7 years. This guaranteed youngest drop policy is made possible by ageing and blending individual barrels, a truly unique technique in the world of rum.
So what does Havana Club Añejo 7 Años taste like? It’s a simple answer: just like a fine wine, it’s the taste of the cuban terroir that comes through, from the world famous cuban tobacco, to the rich and sweet fruits of a Cuban garden to spices and vanilla flavour brought by long ageing. And you can even taste the raw material used to make the rum: Cuban sugarcane. Coat the sides of the glass with the rum, then shake it off to discard the last drops, leave it to dry and then, after 20 minutes, smell. Only a great rum leaves off aromas in a glass for a such a long time.