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Old 03-25-2007, 06:57 PM   #2
Edward Hamilton
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It sounds like that bottle of Havana Club is authentic as you can hope to find. The real bottles have a seal from Cuba, not to say that that can't be copied. Cuba and Mexico are trading partners and you may find Havana Club rums in Mexico, especially in the resort areas. In Cuba the labels are Spanish so that doesn't tell you much. Counterfeiting rum isn't a big problem, but even in places like the US, read the whole label and look for a country of origin and not just an importer name, or some other country-style designation. I have seen fake Cuban stamps on some rums in the US, but the country of origin was the giveaway.
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