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Bacardi Is to Bring Havana Club Rum Back to the U.S.
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Joined: Apr 03, 2008
Posts: 2471
From: Deep in the Jacksonville Florida jungle.
Posted: 2017-01-05 10:37 am   Permalink


On 2017-01-05 08:35, tikiskip wrote:
I kinda got a feeling the Santiago de Cuba rum may be most popular because it was cheap.
That would also make it the well rum maybe.

To be very clear, the Santiago rum garnered the highest praise from the head bartender at Polinesio and two other locals who were spirits-knowledgeable. I agree, Santiago rum could be what the locals have a palate for, and Havana Club is definitely premium-priced in their home market. But since I had already been collecting Havana Club over the years, and am quite adequately stocked, I found it prudent to bring back mostly the lesser-known Santiago rum on this trip. The silver Santiago is very nice in my daiquiris, but I haven't completed more formal taste comparisons yet.

I'm going to be on Grand Bahamas Island this weekend. I'll be looking for rum and local falernum insights, so I'll see what information I come back with. This time I'm bringing a bigger suitcase, lol...

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Joined: Jan 05, 2003
Posts: 1201
From: Texas Tikiland
Posted: 2017-01-05 2:33 pm   Permalink

My recommendations:

Wish we had brought back more of both of them!!

The Ron Cubay is 10 year & very nice. This would be a regular stock item in our bar if we could get more of it.
Ron Caney is no longer made from what I understand. We found it in a small gift shop in the basement of one of the old hotels that I expect not a lot of people run across, so they still had old stock.

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Joined: Feb 28, 2018
Posts: 3
From: Anderson, SC
Posted: 2018-03-19 8:14 pm   Permalink

Around the first of the year 2018, Havana Club Rum introduced these substantial swizzles
that have a hefty orb on the bottom, apparently a Mojito mint masher. I didn't
see them in December 2017, but by January 2018, they were everywhere.

Not Tiki, but if you like Havana Club...


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