Nose: Rich but not cloying. Roasted nuts and appealing bitterness.
Palate: Good balance between sweet vanilla and toasty oak. Classy stuff.
Finish: The woodiness prevails, outlasting the creamy vanilla.
Customer Reviews: (34 reviews)
One of my favourite all rounders. HC7 does away with that bitter initial flavour some rums have and takes you straight into the goodness, straight or mixed. With coke you get the toffee caramel flavours and makes great cocktails too.
Another use HC7 is for desserts. Awesome when you add a shot to some ice cream, and makes some great tasting rum butter-cream.
- I3R0K3N7FEET, 1st January
I have been drinking this since I visited Cuba back in '99 I was 21 then and I've yet to find a better rum, I buy this on import in the UK as it is very hard to find in the shops.
- Kerps, 27th Dec '13
I agree that this rum is slightly lacking in complexity, but it's still great value for money in it's class. Certainly a more complex and less bitter rum than Chairmans reserve which itself is pretty good, but Flor de Cana 7 is better.
- chris, 21st Sep '13
Best rum- only can enjoy it when traveling outside us.
- anonymous, 4th Jul '13
Havana club is great!
- anonymous, 10th Jun '13
Overrated it seems. If you want elegant whisky-like, Bacardi 8 is better. If you want dark rum, Anejo Reserva is better. and so is Bacardi Black.
- Copenhagen Nights, 23rd Feb '13
- anonymous, 4th Jan '13
I don't always drink excellent rum... but when I do, it's Havana Club Anejo. ;)
- anonymous, 7th Apr '12
I don't think Havana Club make a bad rum but this is one of their best and at this price just amazing. This is sipping quality rum that's smooth and interesting neat and very good mixed. It's especially good with a little coke developing rich, caramel flavours. If anyone can tell me another rum this smooth and rich for £21 I really want to know about it.
- Noz, 26th Mar '12
shame this isn't in the US, you guys are missing out : (
- james, 5th Feb '12
This is the BEST rum!!!! The Havana Club 7 Year Old Rum / Anejomakes the BEST Mojito EVER!!
- Marbee, 11th Aug '11
Soft flavor, refined wood, elegante smell. Some fruits are present through breath of the first sweet sip that remembres a fine liquor caramel (real ones).It passes easily, is enjoyable alone, makes good with fine bakery with no sugar or salted pics with soft flavor… that way this truly añejo rum (not common blends) is felt until the glass is empty.
- Victor Nishio Yasuoka, 19th Jan '11
Good it is, for sure, but also a bit disappointing, it lacks the aroma and complexity of a similarly aged agricole rhum, or on the other side the strong taste of a 7 years navy rum. But it is competitively priced and good value for money nevertheless.
- anonymous, 12th Jan '11
The best rum in the world for everyday (and special occasion !) sipping and mixing. You have to move to more aged rums, single barrels or limited productions to get better.
- Bajan Bohemian, 31st Dec '10
Anyone going to an all inclusive in Cuba talk to the barman tell him you'll be taking a bottle back with you he might give you a better price. Don't be fooled by the anejo reserva (brown label not black)it's not 7yo and watch out for HC Mximo at the airport (£1500)
- Linc, 29th Oct '10
- victor vasco, 26th Jul '10
just got back from cuba brought some 7 year rum back with us only back a week none left lovely stuff.
- anonymous, 11th Jun '10
Whenever I'm out of the country I take advantage and only drink Havanna club! I've found it in Spain, Germany, Switzerland,UK,Mexico,Amstedam, and Sweden!!! You will never have a better Cuba Libre while out of the Ctry!!! Take advantage you won't find this Rum in the states!!!
- EGC4me, 2nd Jun '10
Had this in Mexico. Now I'm hooked. Great Rum, try it, you won't be sorry.
- anonymous, 8th May '10
The havana club 7 is a really good sipper. Flor de cana 7 is not bad too. Bacardi is ... cheap. The Havana club 7 is also very good in a Cuba libre, but i usually keep my Anejo reserva HC for that.