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Havana Club 5 Años Añejo Especial (RX41)

Discover Cuba's Aged Elegance: Sip, Savor, Celebrate!

Discover the captivating world of Cuba's highly praised "5 Años Añejo Especial" rum, skillfully crafted at the renowned Havana Club distillery. This distinctively exquisite spirit is distilled from molasses using a Column Still and aged for five years, resulting in an inviting blend of elegance and complexity. Unveil the delightful aroma of vanilla, caramel, spice, and toasted notes that gracefully tease your senses, while highlighting the spirit's unmistakably Cuban heritage. Delight your palate with a harmonious fusion of flavors featuring vanilla, caramel, roasted, caramelized, and mild notes that create an enticing journey through a land of vibrant tastes and traditions. Ideal for sipping or as a foundational ingredient for classic cocktails like Cuba Libre and Mojito, the "5 Años Añejo Especial" is celebrated for its versatility and superb balance. Whether you're a seasoned rum connoisseur or a curious explorer of spirited flavors, this Cuban gem promises to elevate your experience. Embrace the authentic essence of Cuba with the "5 Años Añejo Especial" rum and delight in its praiseworthy character, enjoyed by rum enthusiasts all around the world. Embark on a fascinating voyage of flavor and aroma, and make this one-of-a-kind rum an essential addition to your collection.

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What does this rum taste like?

The flavor profile of 5 Años Añejo Especial is based on 136 user reviews. We have compiled and summarized the community's tasting notes for you, to give you an impression of the aroma and taste of the rum.


  • Smooth and well-balanced flavor profile
  • Versatile for sipping or cocktails
  • Rich, enticing aroma blend

Nosing impressions

Vanilla Caramel Spice Toasted Alcoholic Tropical fruit Peaches Woody Barrel Candied

Taste impressions

Vanilla Caramel Roasted Caramelized Mild Spicy Sweet Oak Dried fruit OrangePeal


Caramel Roasted Oak Dried apricot Sweet Smoky Vanilla Butterscotch Brown sugar OrangePeal

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How does the community rate this rum?

6.5 /10136 ratings


Already 136 registered users have rated and tested this rum, leaving an average rating of 6.5 out of 10. A total of 1 users have marked this rum as their favorite (9+ points).

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I use this one for my Cuba libre. 4 cl Havana Club 1 cl lime juice 10 cl Coca Cola

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A not bad Ron, rather balanced and easy to drink, but without any other interest.a very caramel nose with vanilla and a kind of peach. A short but not unpleasant finish with apricot.


Vanilla Caramel Peaches


Vanilla Caramel Dried fruit
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good for Cuba Libre. But not outstanding. over all the its very similar to the Havana 3 yo. a little spicier anf with some caramel so slightly better for mixing with coke.

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This rum from Havana has a better price-performance ratio, because it is often available at the same price as the Havana Club 3. For mixing quite good.


Vanilla Caramel Alcoholic Spice


Vanilla Caramel Roasted Light Sharpness
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Nose of vanilla, dried fruit, wood and liquorice Tastes of dried fruit raisins treacle and liquorice and woody aftertaste with a alcoholic kick and the end

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The nose does not offer very much. You can smell some hints of fruity flavor (orange peel) with various spices but it is all covered in alcoholic odour. Taste however, is a different story. Sweetness is very well balanced and you can taste the fruity aromas, mostly orange and orange peel, that are very well balanced with vanilla, caramel and spices. The finish is pleasant while at some point you can feel the copper on your tongue as an aftertaste. Overall pretty pleasant rum for the sipping as well as a component of your favorite drinks such as cuba libre. I had it on several occasions and I still quite like it as it is cheap, accessible and tasty.


Alcoholic Fruity Tropical fruit Spice Orange


Spice Spicy Sugar Fruity Vanilla
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All my Tastings and Scores are purely based on “Rums under £50”. I rarely look at Rums over £50 for my YouTube.


Tropical fruit Woody Vanilla Caramel


Tropical fruit Vanilla Caramel Barrel Peppery
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The nose is dominated by spice and wood with some charred notes and a touch of vanilla in the background. On the palate the wood is less present but there's more sweet notes of caramel and it's quite rounded. In the finish orange peel comes almost out of nowhere. Overall it is pretty middle of the road but it is available in most shops for a cheap price.


Vanilla Oak Charred Nutmeg


Vanilla Caramel Charred Oak
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Cuba Libre

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For cocktails

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Mein Evergreen, passt gut für einen schönen Longdrink oder eben in Cocktails aber eben auch pur trinkbar wenn man gerade keine schöne Bar in der Nähe hat oder unterwegs ist. Kann man meiner Meinung nach nix mit falsch machen ;)


Vanilla Caramel Tropical fruit


Vanilla Sweet Spicy
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Good one for Cuba Libre! Neat it’s terrible in my opinion but that is normal when I prefer much more mature and aged rums neat in my glass!!

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Sehr süß und mild Kann man auch pur genießen, wenn man auf Süß-Rums steht


Vanilla Caramel Spice Oak Toasted


Vanilla Mild Caramel Sweet Dried fruit
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Kein wirklicher Unterschied zum 3 jährigen. Es gibt preislich deutlich bessere Alternativen.

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einer der besten für Cuba libre und Mojito in Sachen Preis Leistung wenn's um Cuba geht. mein Lieblings Havana auch wenn ich sonst kein Fan der Marke bin


Brown Vanilla Peaches Caramel Spice


Vanilla Dried fruit Cinnamon Caramel Treacle
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Pour le prix, je sais l'apprécier pour ce qu'il est. Est vraiment idéal pour le fameux CUBA LIBRE 👌

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Typisch kubanische Nase. Viel Holz, bisschen lackig, recht frisch und Frucht wie Pfirsich. Pur dann leider viel zu kantig. Stark-warm alkoholisch, unrund. Vanille, Karamell, kräftiges Holz und fruchtig-ölige Zitrusnoten kommen zwar durch, gehen aber leider unter. Klasse allerdings für'n Cuba Libre bzw. alle kräftigeren Longdrinks.


Vanilla Caramel Peaches Barrel Alcoholic


Vanilla Caramel Roasted Caramelized Spicy
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Ok per cocktail

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Nur mit Cola

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Not a great sipper though it doesn't claim to be, wonderful as a mixing rum. I found it to be very smooth and added an ideal ruminess to drinks.

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Like the rum cubay, tempting in the nose but disappointing in the mouth...


Woody Fruity


Alcoholic Woody

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What are the specs of this rum?

Made from
Column Still
5 years
Bottle volume
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Under 50€

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About the Havana Club distillery

The distillery Havana Club is located in Cuba. Rums from Havana Club have been reviewed 990 times with an average of 6.7/10.

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