Havana Club has teamed up with The Whisky Exchange to launch a limited-edition 11-Year-Old rum aged in American white oak barrels. Only 2,400 bottles of the expression will be made available.
“This partnership has enabled us to embark on a truly exceptional project,” said Maestro del Ron Cubano Asbel Morales. “Creating Havana Club 11-Year-Old required us to draw on our knowledge and exemplary stock to bring The Whisky Exchange’s vision to life while remaining true to the Havana Club taste everyone knows and loves. It exemplifies our commitment to continually push the boundaries of creativity and deliver truly distinctive expressions.”
Arriving at 50% ABV, the rum underwent aging in American oak barrels, and was bottled from the barrel without water dilution.
“This partnership with The Whisky Exchange exemplifies the versatility of the Havana Club range and highlights the commitment to quality in our expressions,” said Anne Martin, global marketing director for Havana Club. “Our Icónica Collection, comprised of ultra-premium rums crafted by our Maestros del Ron Cubano, is an example of this, and we are excited to present this exclusive rum to connoisseurs and enthusiasts who value exceptional craftsmanship.”
“We’re delighted to be working alongside Havana Club,” said Dawn Davies MW, buying director at The Whisky Exchange. “As part of the Pernod Ricard family, we’re fortunate to be able to collaborate with some of the world’s most iconic brands to create truly special expressions for our engaged and educated customers.
“There are some incredible things happening in Cuban rum today and for us this project embodies what makes Havana Club’s rums so unique. It is a testament to the knowledge and skill of the Maestros del Ron that deliver the heritage and quality of the liquid we get to enjoy today.”
Havana Club 11-Year-Old is available via the Whisky Exchange for £74.95 ($98 USD) per bottle.
Last fall, Havana Club unveiled Don Navarro, a limited edition rum crafted by Cuba’s leading rum Masters in tribute to their historical leader, the late Primer Maestro José Pablo Navarro Campa.