Dark brown rum distilled from molasses. Aged in used whisky and bourbon barrels.
The premium rum from Havana Club, Selección de Maestros is the pride of Don José Navarro and his team of proteges who have spent more than 15 years learning the production secrets that make Havana Club the authentic Cuban rum.
Hand selected casks of aged rum are recasked in younger barrels and then blended to become Selección de Maestros. Originally test marketed as 'Barrel Proof' I find Selección de Maestros to be more elegant as was confirmed by the judges in the 2011 Ministry of Rum Tasting Competition.
The aroma of spice and toasted nuts combines with a slight tobacco and smoky wood nose. The initial taste is smooth, round and elegant with coffee, dried fruit and light tobacco notes. Cocoa, coffee and smoky oak lead to a, not too sweet, baked fruit and smoky oak finish.
Bottled at 45% alcohol by volume.
Gold Medal Premium Rums - 2011 Ministry of Rum Tasting Competition
Arctic Wolf's review
Havana Club's new Selección de Maestros Rum is an authentic Cuban rum that has recently replaced the Havana Club Barrel Proof in the portfolio of Havana Club Rums. It is my understanding that the Selección de Maestros is produced in the same manner as the Havana Club Barrel Proof, and any differences between the two rums are more a matter of normal variations in batch production than any real difference between the rums.
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