One of the hidden gems of the Havana Club range, Anejo Reserva is weightier than the Anejo Especial without the extra sweetness of the 7yo. Along with the Cuban Barrel Proof, this is the connoisseur's choice for Havana Club (unless you're spending big money for the 15yo).
Not one I would consider as a sipper because it doesn't have the complexity, intensity, depth or length to be savoured. It is smooth enough to drink neat but I wouldn't advise it. For me this is a top quality mixing rum and makes a great mojito but it's far too expensive in the UK for what it is. I recently got a litre from the duty free in Cuba for around £6.
- The Colonel, 5th May
not as sweet as the 7 but has a slighty more complex taste i think. very enjoyable, would thoroughly recommend
- scott, 29th March
In Copenhagen this one is cheaper than the 7 yo. And better too I think. Bacardi 8 is a different creature. It succeeds what HC 7 fails to do.
- Copenhagen Nights, 23rd February
It's quite good but I was a little disappointed to be honest. It's not as good as the 7 year old and definitely not nearly as good a buy as the Bacardi 8 Year at the same price. It's pretty smooth and a very nice mixer but not terribly complex. Good with coke
- Nozza, 23rd January
Amazing Rum , ive always been a fan a of Havana Club Rums but is my favorite that i even make a dessert with it !!
- anonymous, 30th Nov '12
Just perfect. Fantastic straight and mixes very well with coke. My favourite of Havana club range so far including the barrel proof. A must try
- anonymous, 12th Sep '12
Landed on a small Bahamian island. As Cuban rums are not available in the US I decided to try whatever I cannot get back home. The little local liquor store had only two bottles; a Havana Club blanco and Anejo Reserva. First impression on the nose was bananas and vanilla. Straight up it was quaffable but still a little "forward". Added a couple of ice cubes oh my goodness, what a delight. I wouldn't debase this rum by using it as a mixer.
- Rum happy guy, 9th Feb '12
This is indeed, a hidden gem. This Reserva is probably one of the best dark rum in the world. It is well-rounded, and has got every thing, spice, honey and is incredibly smooth and easy to drink.
- anonymous, 13th Dec '11
I lived on this stuff on holiday in cuba tried a few different havana club rums but this was the best. went to havana club itself and had a tour very interesting sampled some rum and of course BROUGHT SOME RUM AND GLASSES TO TAKE HOME. I always have only drank vodka so for me this is incredible.
- Caroline McEneany, 2nd Jul '11
The best for Cuba libre! forget other brands and use real Cuban rum like this for your cuban cocktails.Anejo blanco: Daiquiri3yo : MojitoReserva and special : Cuba libre7 yo and 15yo : Sipping slowlyBarrel proof: Sipping with an ice cubeMaximo: Just look at it, too much to afford...
- Heimdall, 11th Apr '10
Awesome drink, lovely on its own, or over a couple of ice cubes,, but makes a super Cuba Libre as well in a 2:1 ratio, My rum of choice.
- anonymous, 1st Mar '10
Fantastic rum. It always reminds me of Sourwood honey and Molasses. I was never a big fan of rum until I tried Havana Club.
- Hadrian, 22nd Feb '10
Mellow smooth rum, tastier than the 7 yr old, fruity and a little sugary. It isn't as nice as Pampero Anniversario Especial, (superb) but it is still v. good, if your tastes lie that way. Rums like Appleton's VX are too varnish flavored for me, but this has none of that. Enjoy neat or on the rocks, it is easily smooth enough. If you must add coke, save yourself some money and get something cheaper? Mixing this with coke brings the phrase, 'This is an outrage!' to mind?!;)
- anonymous, 29th Sep '08
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