Three things you should know to serve a sipping rum properly

If you didn’t know, the speed with which you serve a rum influences its taste and thus, the tasting experience. These are three things you need to know to serve it properly.

According to experienced bartender Maelia Gellusseau and Havana Club rum ambassador these are some ways to drink it and how to pair it, and of course how to serve it.

 

Aged rum

Aged rum is complex and it is recommended to serve it slowly. It can also be mixed in cocktails, but these should be cocktails that do not influence the aging years of the rum. For example the Canchanchara cocktail.

Havana Club 7 years

Mead

Gaze water

Fresh lime juice

5 lime wedges

Ice

It is important to know that to produce a 7-year-old rum, it takes at least 14 years, as is the case with the Havana Club 7 Años. There are aged rums to taste in cocktails, but the best way to taste one of this age is dry, on ice or with a twist.

 

Look at the color

More fullness in color equals a more intense flavor, so it’s best to serve it with just ice.

 

Taste the aroma

You should take the time to enjoy the aromas evaporated by rum, such as the intense and complex notes of cocoa, vanilla, cedar, soft tobacco and tropical fruits.

 

Serve slowly

A soft, balanced and complex rum on the palate, like Havana Club 7 años, should be served slowly. This will help to extract from the rum its most intense and rounded finish.

 

Don’t drink and drive. Enjoy responsibly.