||Bringing Havana Club to the US
Joined: Mar 25, 2002
From: Tiki Manor, Forest of Bowland,UK
|Posted: 2005-01-20 1:47 pm  Permalink|
I brought back a bottle of Ron Legendario from Spain a few weeks back and it has a little Cuban flag attached!
To be honest, I can't see it being a problem bringing it into the States, unless you take a few bottles. Plead ignorance and the most that'll happen is that the bottle will get confiscated. The chances of getting stopped are slim enough anyway as sniffer dogs tend to be sniffing for other things...
Grand Member (8 years)
Joined: Sep 17, 2003
From: Andover, England
|Posted: 2005-01-26 08:33 am  Permalink|
I recently took some into the US without any problems.
Go for the Dark Havana rum (7 year or reserve), killer in a Mai Tai.
Joined: Apr 07, 2003
|Posted: 2005-01-27 07:26 am  Permalink|
Just back from Monterrey. At the duty-free store at the airport, $US prices were as follows:
7 y.o. dark - $15.25, aged amber $9.50, white $7.50. Three bottles is the limit according to the woman at the duty-free store. One of each, maybe. I did not see Customs in Houston checking folks small carry-on duty-free bags/boxes. I think they have bigger fish to fry.
Joined: May 31, 2007
|Posted: 2007-06-06 4:38 pm  Permalink|
I purchased some eBay spacials; Havana Club nips, so I could get a taste of the product before I go and buy a few bottles in canada -
My first impressions of the Silver (anejo blanco) were that it had a burning aftertaste - though it did have a vanilla overtone to it, which made me forget about the burn. But my question would be, what is the ultimate drink to mix the Anejo Blanco in that does it the ultimate justice? I'm a fan of the Mojito; that one seems to be typical. But I also like my drinks on the rocks; I'm here right now enjoying my Havana Club with Coke but that is a piss poor drink to waste my rum in...
I have found personally, aside from Havana Club, my favorite rum so far would be Appleton Estate's 12-yr - excellent smoothness and wonderful aftertaste.