Havana Club Seleccion de Maestros

70cl / 45%
Havana Club Seleccion de Maestros
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A relaunch of Havana Club's Cuban Barrel Proof edition, Selección de Maestros has benefited from an eye-catching packaging upgrade and is bottled at 45% for extra oomph. The Gold Medal-winning liquid inside Havana Club Selección de Maestros remains the same as for the old Cuban Barrel Proof - as the name suggests, the casks have been hand-picked by the maestros roneros from the company's finest aged stocks. The rums selected by the maestros roneros are finished in special casks chosen for their aromatic properties before being bottled at a higher strength than the standard range for a more intense, immediate flavour on the palate.


  • Nutmeg Nutmeg
  • Cinnamon Cinnamon
  • Lemon Lemon
  • Peach Peach
  • Toffee Toffee
  • Resin Resin

Havana Club Seleccion de Maestros Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by Hector M

    Nose: You can tell that this has a good proportion of older spirit in the mix, with an expressive nose of soft fruits, peach and light citrus notes giving way to a palate very akin to the bourbons made across the water in mainland America.

    Palate: Mouthcoating, piney and caramel-heavy.

    Finish: Creamy and spicy; begs for a repeat visit.


  • Producer's Tasting Notes

    Appearance: Havana Club Seleccion de Maestros distinguishes itself by a warm amber hue, with a deep red glow.

    Nose: A light nose of caramel, toasted pecan and spice aromas which reveals more robust origins with tobacco aromas and the presence of wood character.

    Palate: A round and buoyant entry leads to a complex, flavourful, full-bodied palate of dark caramel, cocoa, coffee, sweet tobacco and brown spices.

    Finish: A pleasant smoky oak and spice finish blended with caramelised fruits to give the experience a remarkable balance.

25 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    23 November 2017

    Fairly new to rums, as have always been a whisky drinker. But by far the most notable I have had the pleasure of tasting. The notes compliment a cigar as well.

  • 5
    17 October 2017


  • 5
    12 September 2017

    Outstanding example of Cuban Rum. I will buy more! Thanks for the Martini Glasses that came with it.

  • 5
    29 August 2017

    Smooth sipping rum. Great with coffee and a Cohiba.

  • 5
    23 June 2017

    Outstanding example of Cuban Rum. I will buy more! Thanks for the Martini Glasses that came with it.

  • 5
    15 March 2017

    Amazing taste, very smooth!

  • 5
    17 January 2017

    This is a splendid rum. My favourite at the London Rumfest. The quality competes with rums considerably more expensive. Treat yourself.

  • 5
    8 July 2016

    Just stunning, I have always been a fan of Havana club 7 year aged rum, I was traveling back through JFK a few weeks ago and saw this so thought I would get a few bottles instead, wow what a differnce the taste is exceptional, it's like honey, it's 45% proof but can be drinking on its own with some ice no problem, I will not be going back to the 7 year, this is my new favourite rum, simply splendid!!!!

  • 5
    8 March 2016

    What a great rum this.although it looks good in the bottle ,the joy of sipping it is so much better than you can imagine in regard to this brand.there is no harshness no over burn the taste is excel ant the warmth it gives is a pleasure and a joy . all the different taste that work so well together makes this a rum to saviour a rum that has real quality A sipping rum truly worth having

  • 5
    13 May 2015

    I know is the best of the best enyoy and good luck if you can find somewhere

  • 5
    19 March 2015

    Came back from Cuba last year becoming a cigar smoker & rum drinker! After drinking a fair amount of the 7 Anos rum I personally thought it couldn''t be topped, but my brother bought me a bottle of this for Christmas and can honestly say that this is the best rum by far!! Looking forward to going back to Cuba this year and getting these rums for next to nothing

  • 5
    11 February 2015

    This is exceptionally good! It is far more complex than many other sipping rums, even though some outperform this one by sheer intensity of one or two notes. (Plantation Barbados XO is such an example: Its aroma is stronger than that of the Selecci?n, but in comparison much less diverse.) You have to sniff for quite a while until the complexity of the aromas really becomes evident. When you have reached this point you will be convinced that this is one of the best rums available. It is easily the best in my cabinet and I would put it clearly above the Plantation Barbados XO, the Diplomatico Reserva exclusiva and Ron Zacapa Solera 23 ... If you prefer the sweet rums then you may disagree

  • 4
    1 December 2014

    I''d heard this was a good edition to the range and really enjoyed the first bottle. Lucky for me a Tesco were offloading as an end of line so got a second bottle this week for ?25! but would buy again from TWE at their price

  • 5
    22 October 2014

    Its The best rum

  • 5
    9 July 2014

    In my opinion the best of the havana club range, other than the maestro which I havnt tried yet

  • scatt 2 November 2013

    Spotted this in a local supermarket and had to grab a bottle (cost 47 quid in the supermarket as well, so a good price on this site if you cant find it locally). Usually drink Havana 7, Diplomatico, Zecapa amongst others. I've also had this stuff in when it was previously labelled as Barrel Proof and have to say, it is a superb sipping rum, I would highly recommend splashing out on this if you like your rums.

  • Jens 27 September 2013

    If you taste a 15 years old rum barrel proof u will not drink any thing else again,that is nothing just to send it down your throat ,that is some to have a good time with,and relax by a good cigar..

  • MADV 25 September 2013

    This product is indeed unique, because it is the result of a collective gathering of most members of Cuban Maestros Roneros' guild who hand select the rum bases and barrels that create the final blend before the finish, then after some time they meet again to assess every barrel, only those who fit the profile will be sent for bottling at cask strength, no adjusments allowed.

  • bri 27 August 2013

    The extra 5% really makes a difference. I had to add a splash of water to this, otherwise in the nose there was a sharp blast of alcohol when I raised the glass to my mouth - to be expected from a barrel strength rum I suppose ( this is my first) but after trying the 3yr, anejo, & 7yr I was a little disappointed in this as a neat sipping rum, though it is very smooth cut with h20 and will also make a great rum old fashioned.

  • Anonymous 2 June 2013

    A mate's just given me a bottle and WOW! this stuff is smooth. Syrupy smooth with a wonderful kick. I thought the 7 year old was the best - I've three different "grades" of HC - but this stuff is simply the bestest straight rum I have ever had. I can see this having to into protective custody!

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