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Coffee, tobacco and rum. Three of the leading products in Cuban market. Among the brands of rum stands out one in particular, famous in the whole world. Indispensable in traditional Cuban cocktails: Havana Club rum.

The history of this brand is treasured in the Ron Havana Club Museum. Located in a colonial building in the Historic Center of Havana with large inner courtyard, large arches and wide columns. The site offers the visitor an approach to the process of making this Cuban rum that emerged in 1878.

The tour of the museum is available with English, Spanish, French, Italian and German. It is a faithful reconstruction of the whole traditional process of manufacture that goes from the planting of the sugar cane to the aging and other processes of the beverage, passing through the history of the mill, the factories and the steam train. The tour ends with a tasting of Havana Club rum.

In short, the whole process begins with the sugar cane, the raw material with which the Havana Club rum will be made through Fermentation. With the Distillation will obtain the alcohol and spirits that will later be purified by a process of Filtration. It will then pass to the Aging ships for approximately 2 years. It is then that the rum masters perform the Blends with their experienced techniques from which the desired product will be obtained. Bottling is finally produced.

Havana Club rum bottles carry the image of Giraldilla, symbol of Havana. The various Havana Club rums can be purchased at the Museum’s store. In the bar you can taste various drinks prepared with rum, to the rhythm of traditional live music.

For visit: San Pedro Street (Puerto Avenue), Sol street corner, Habana Vieja, La Habana (“23.13563, -82.34757”). Open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

by: Leunam Rodríguez