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Old 09-03-2007, 07:22 AM   #1
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Default HAVANA CLUB - 15 Year Old Gran Reserva

Has any one here had the pleasure of trying this rum? At Ј150 a bottle it is a little out of my league at the moment.

I would be very interested in the views of anyone who has sampled it, and whether they think it is worth that money and getting a bottle.

I don't mind forking out that money if it is worth it, but would be agreived if it were not much superior to a Ј50 bottle - as would my girlfriend!
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Old 09-03-2007, 01:33 PM   #2
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Love it to bits but usually get mine in Cuba to save money Much more mellow and sweeter, imho, than the younger HC's. If you feel the need to try some Ed and you ever get down to Cornwall give me a shout and I'll sort out a tasting for you
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Old 09-03-2007, 08:56 PM   #3
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First, I'd look for it via Germany where the Euro is used. Not that it isn't still expensive but last I looked (quite some ways back) the German market had more favorable pricing.

HC15 has it's place, but honestly it's a bit hot by my palate - especially when considering the price. I find it somewhat peppery in its heat - which again is nice if that's what you want. Sort of like those of you familiar with single malts might find Talisker a tad bit peppery - it's a great malt but if you absolutely aren't in the mood for a seasoned island dram - reaching for Talisker, could prove a mistake.

For intense Cuban ron, I like the "Club-fitz" but as far as 'smooth' - it isn't exactly - not by my own experiences at least.

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Old 09-04-2007, 04:57 AM   #4
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Thanks for the informations guys, and thank you especially for that kind offer Cigar - I might just take you up on it!
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Only got to say mate... always keep at least 12 different rums in and many boxes of fine cigars as well
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Only got to say mate... always keep at least 12 different rums in and many boxes of fine cigars as well
I think we could become friends you know!
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Old 09-04-2007, 05:09 PM   #7
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pm sent Ed
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One of the german netshops price it 195.90 euros. The same shop also suggests Ron Varadero 15 year as a good cheaper alternative (67.90Ђ).
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I just bought one H club 15years in Mexico for $3000 pesos (about usd$240), I think I will open for a special party! B
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