Havana Club Selección de Maestros represents the ultimate and most perfected expression of the collective involvement of six experienced Maestros Roneros, led by the talented Don Jose Navarro.
Havana Club is the second largest international rum brand worldwide. Cuba has a long tradition of rum-making. The entire range of Havana Club is aged naturally, with no artificial acceleration – the best guarantee of excellent quality. After ageing, each cask of rum is verified, and tasted by the maestros roneros with passion, patience and precision to ensure the quality of the ageing and blending processes. Around 15 years of training are necessary to become a true maestro ronero – the time it takes to learn the traditional skills of rum-making from the previous generation.
In order to create Havana Club Seleccion de Maestros Rum, the Maestros Roneros select together the finest aged rums that one by one had been put aside for their truly exceptional quality. Afterwards, these prestige hand picked rums are blended, then put to age again in specially selected barrels, each chosen for the powerful, aromatic potential of the wood, in which they will develop their character and intensity. At the end of this final stage in the ageing process, the Maestros Roneros get together to select the rums that will compose the final blend, which will be bottled straight from the barrel at 45% proof. This unique finishing process, the “Cuban Barrel Proof”, gives the rum its unequalled aromatic bouquet and an exceptional quality.
There are no rules for rums regarding age statements. As an indication, the average age of rums contained in Havana Club Seleccion de Maestros Rum is approximately 10 years.