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The Havana-Club Museum: distilled secrets


An essential stop for rum lovers, and anyone curious about Cuban culture.

If you visit Havana, you'll no doubt succumb to the temptation of a delicious mojito. Did you know that rum, the main ingredient of this famous cocktail, comes from sugar cane? Do you know how it is harvested, and have you ever seen the white oak barrels in which the liquor is aged?

From the cane fields to the famous Havana Club bottles, this fine rum museum, located in a historic building in the heart of Habana Vieja, introduces you to the mysteries of the most emblematic alcohol of the West Indies.

The very educational guided tour gives details about rum's origins and manufacturing process. The culture of rum, since the darkest days of slavery through to the development of international trade and the advent of the steam train, is intimately linked to the history of Cuba. The tour ends with a tasting. As they say in the toast to Havana: salud!

Museo del Ron-Havana Club
Avenida del Puerto 262, esq. Sol,
Habana Vieja
10100 Havana

Tel : +53 7 8618051

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