Rarities

 

Here you can find the oldest and precious bottles. Partially so difficult to obtain, that collectors have to look several years to find them. 

 

Wanted urgently:

-Extra Dry Genuine (produced for ministers and diplomats)

-Havana Club produced before 1980, at most 1960 

-Exquisito's 

-Sample bottle for visitors in the distillery of San Jose Cuba

-Special edition Havana Club Hunters & Frankau (just available with a special humidor)

-Havana Club Arechabala Rum bottles

 

 

Bottles:



Peppermint Crema de Menta Jose Arechabala S.A.

Peppermint Crema de Menta Jose Arechabala S.A. - 0,75l - 1930s - This bottle is from the 1930s. Probably from the early 30s, where the Arechabala S.A. no (Havana Club) rum produced. Unfortunately she is empty.



 Arechabala Havana Club Straight Light Cuban Rum

Pre Castro time 1941, one of the first Havana Club ever

Arechabala Havana Club Straight Light Cuban Rum - 0,75l - 1941 - The first series of Havana Club came out in 1934-1943. 3 different kind of rum were launched: Light (43%), Dark (43%), Heavy (45%).This is the "light" rum. The pre owner was a family member from the DuPont's. DuPont owns a big chemical company in the USA. More details are not known.



 Arechabala Havana Club Straight Dark Cuban Rum

Pre Castro time 1943, one of the first Havana Club ever

Arechabala Havana Club Straight Dark Cuban Rum - 0,75l - 1943 - The first series of Havana Club came out in 1934-1943. 3 different kind of rum were launched: Light (43%), Dark (43%), Heavy (45%).This is the "dark" rum. Original comment of the previous owner: "It was owned by a Asian (big shot) from the early 1900s He had ties to mafia members in the Seattle area, he use to rub elbows with politicians. One of the biggest connections here in Washington. He use to bring in Chinese immigrants and force them to work next to nothing. Moral of the story, big Chinese mafia member back in the early 20's."



Havana Club Brand Straight Cuban Rum Arechabala S.A.  Light Miniatur

Pre Castro Time

Havana Club Brand Straight Cuban Rum Arechabala S.A. Light Miniatur - 0,047l - End of 30s/Early 1940s - pre Castro time. The first set of Havana Club produced from 1934 - 1943 in 3 sorts: 1. Light - white label (this bottle) / 86 proof / approx. 3 years old rum, 2. Dark - golden label / 86 proof / 5-7 years old rum, 3. Heavy - yellow label / 90 proof / 5-7 years old rum. One of the first Havana Club bottles ever. Produced for the US market (R.C. Williams & Co. Inc., New York) - 50% full



Havana Club Brand Straight Cuban Rum Arechabala S.A.  Light Miniatur

Pre Castro Time

Havana Club Brand Straight Cuban Rum Arechabala Light Miniatur - 0,047l - Early 1940s - pre Castro time. The first set of Havana Club produced from 1934 - 1943 in 3 sorts: 1. Light - white label (this bottle) / 86 proof / approx. 3 years old rum, 2. Dark - golden label / 86 proof / 5-7 years old rum, 3. Heavy - yellow label / 90 proof / 5-7 years old rum. One of the first Havana Club bottles ever. Produced for the US market (W.A. Taylor & Co., New York) - Empty



Havana Club Brand Straight Cuban Rum Arechabala S.A. Dark Miniatur

Pre Castro Time

Havana Club Brand Straight Cuban Rum Arechabala S.A. Dark Miniatur - 0,047l - End of 30s/Early 40s - pre Castro time - The first set of Havana Club produced from 1934 - 1943 in 3 sorts: 1. Light - white label / 86 proof / approx. 3 years old rum, 2. Dark - golden label (this bottle) / 86 proof / 5-7 years old rum, 3. Heavy - yellow label / 90 proof / 5-7 years old rum. One of the first Havana Club bottles ever. Produced for the US market (W.A. Taylor & Co., New York) - 70% full



Havana Club Brand Straight Cuban Rum Arechabala S.A. Dark Miniatur

Pre Castro Time

Havana Club Brand Straight Cuban Rum Arechabala Dark Miniatur - 0,047l - Early 1940s - pre Castro time. The first set of Havana Club produced from 1934 - 1943 in 3 sorts: 1. Light - white label / 86 proof / approx. 3 years old rum, 2. Dark - golden label (this bottle) / 86 proof / 5-7 years old rum, 3. Heavy - yellow label / 90 proof / 5-7 years old rum. One of the first Havana Club bottles ever. Produced for the US market (W.A. Taylor & Co., New York) - 50% full

 


Arechabala S.A. Havana Club Dark

Pre Castro Time

Arechabala S.A. Havana Club Dark - 0,75l - 1944 - The second edition of Havana Club, produced from 1944 till the end of the 40s or early 50s. This bottle was produced in the middle of the 40s and the brand was owned by the Arechabala family. 60% full



Arechabala S.A. Havana Club Dark

Pre Castro Time

Arechabala S.A. Havana Club Dark - 0,75l - 1944 - The second edition of Havana Club, produced from 1944 till the end of the 40s or early 50s - The owner of this bottle was the Swedish gentlemen Sven Holgersson (1926-2014). He worked as a sailor when he was a young guy. In the middle of the 40s (approx. 1947) he bought this bottle directly in Cuba. After he died in 2014 his son found this rare bottle in his cellar of his home in Dals Långed, Sweden. This bottle was produced in 1944 and the brand was owned by the Arechabala family.



Havana Club Puerto Rican Rum Miniatur

Pre Castro Time

Havana Club Puerto Rican Rum - 0,047l - Middle 40s - The Arechabalas opened in the late 30s a distillery in Puerto Rico. First they filled up the bottles in Bayamon later on in Hato Rey/San Juan. Probably after the second world war (around 1945/46) the Arechabalas closed all activities outside of Cuba. What a mistake... - empty



Havana Club Puerto Rican Rum Miniatur

Pre Castro Time

Havana Club Puerto Rican Rum - 0,047l - Middle 40s - The Arechabalas opened in the late 30s a distillery in Puerto Rico. First they filled up the bottles in Bayamon later on in Hato Rey/San Juan. Probably after the second world war (around 1945/46) the Arechabalas closed all activities outside of Cuba. What a mistake... - 50% full



 Havana Club Ron de Cuba Arechabala S.A. Dark

Havana Club Arechabala S.A. Dark - 0,75l - Dark rum, approx. 5-7 years old. From the middle/late 1950's, years before the revolution started and the distillery was a private family business (Arechabala S.A.). That's sure because after the revolution the bottle missed the Arechabala S.A. brand on the labels. I got this bottle from a guy who lived on the Canary Islands.



Ron Arecha Extra De Jose Arechabala S.A. Reserva Especial

Ron Arecha Extra De Jose Arechabala S.A. Reserva Especial - 0,75l - This bottle is from the early 1960s. This isn't a Original Havana Club or an original rum from the Arechabalas. They never produced an other rum than Havana Club. I think this bottle was produced in the early 60s after the revolution and before they started with the new Havana Club Brand (La Giraldilla). Bottled in Cardenas, the former family distillery of the Arechabalas.

 


Ron Arecha De Jose Arechabala S.A.

Ron Arecha De Jose Arechabala S.A. - 0,75l - This bottle is from the early 1960s. This isn't a Original Havana Club or an original rum from the Arechabalas. They never produced an other rum than Havana Club. I think this bottle was produced in the early 60s after the revolution and before they started with the new Havana Club Brand (La Giraldilla). Bottled in Cardenas, the former family distillery of the Arechabalas.



Havana Club Dark Dry Genuino Ron Cubana Fabrica Ron Bocoy Dark

Havana Club Dark Dry Genuino Ron Cubana Fabrica Ron Bocoy - 0,75l - 1963 - Dark rum, approx. 5-7 years old. Was owned by a bulgarian politician with a big alcohol collection. This is one of the first production after the revolution. You see no "Arechabala S.A." on this bottle. The rest is similar to the former label.



Havana Club Ron De Cuba Fabrica Ron Bocoy Dark

Havana Club Ron De Cuba Fabrica Ron Bocoy - 0,75l - early/middle 1960s - Dark rum, approx. 5-7 years old. This bottle was stored in a cellar for some decades. Must be one of the last bottles with the old Havana Club brand. The new brand was created in 1966



Havana Club Genuino Ron Cubano Fabrica Ron Bocoy Light

Havana Club Genuino Ron Cubano Fabrica Ron Bocoy - 0,75l - early/middle 1960s - Light rum approx. 3 years old. In the middle of the 60s Havana Club used the new label design. Fabrica Ron Bocoy filled the bottles in the 60s for Havana Club. The owner from this bottle worked for the company Kleinewefers in Krefeld (Germany). Because of his work he travelled a lot. Also in the 60s to Cuba. His grandson contacted me and sold this bottle.



Havana Club Extra Dry Genuine Cuban Rum

Havana Club Extra Dry Genuine Cuban Rum - 0,75l - 1960s - This edition was produced only for minister and high diplomats. Probably this bottles are from the 60s. According the Cuban ex-minister Vila Sosa it is a mix from 7 and 12 years old rum. This bottles were never sold in stores and very rare and valuable


Havana Club Pina Colada

Havana Club Pina Colada - 0,2l - early 90s - Very rare bottle



Havana Club Exquisito De Jugo Puro De Cana

Havana Club Exquisito - 0,7l - / From the 1990's. Never sold in Europe. Was not produced with molasses. Just with pure cane sugar juice

 


Havana Club Exquisito De Jugo Puro De Cana

Havana Club Exquisito De Jugo Puro De Cana - 1990s - Never sold in Europe. Was not produced with molasses. Just with pure cane sugar juice. The bottle was a present from the cuban embassy in Havana to my previous owner.



Havana Club Exquisito De Jugo Puro De Cana

Havana Club Exquisito De Jugo Puro De Cana - 1990s - 0,75l - The rarest from all Exquisitos (metal closure)



Havana Club San Cristobal De La Habana Ron Anejo Solera

Havana Club San Cristobal De La Habana Ron Anejo Solera - 0,7l - From 1999 - never sold in Europa. Special edition for 480th birthday of the city Havana. 12 years old rum



Havana Club Reserva II Fase V

Havana Club Reserva II Fase V - 0,5l - 1999 - Just 440 bottlings for this very special bottle. Never sold in the normal way. Original discribtion from Havana Club/Cuba: Reserva II: a unique and rare rum. The classification “Reserva II” is a code from the distillery for the second reserve of unique and unrepeated aguardientes. This rum, produced in very low quantities, will never be commercialized, which makes it extremely rare. Blending and ageing: The first 4 phases. This rum started to be elaborated in 1978. Part of the distilled “aguardiente” was taken to the ageing cellars to be aged a first time in barrels. Then, the Maestros Roneros decided to proceed to blending and the product obtained was submitted to a second phase of ageing. It was then blended and aged again a third and fourth time. Each time, specific oak casks were selected for their age structure. During this complex process, the idea was to blend and start again the ageing process to manage the formation of compounds that are impossible to obtain with a single step. These four phases took place during a period of 20 years. The details of each phase, the blending to re-start the ageing process, the length in years of each phase and the kind of casks used for each of them are part of the Know-How and it is therefore kept very secret by our Maestros Roneros. Blending and ageing: The ultimate 5th phase. After 20 years, the rum was submitted to a fifth phase in glass bottles (inert material) so that without any new compounds from the wood, the transformations that guarantee the totality of the evolved tannins were slowly being completed during 12 years. These changes are very difficult to measure chemically and physically but they are perceptible by the smell and the taste for its extreme smoothness, its homogeneous body, its long finish and aroma and the disappearance of any volatile element that could be perceived as an alcoholic knock. Our Maestros call this whole long ageing process: “Redondeo Total” (Total Roundness).



Havana Club Anejo Especial Jar

Havana Club Anejo Especial Jar - 1l - 2004 - For a special marketing Havana Club sent a sailor with the first 3 barrels from the new Especial from Cuba to Germany in 200. At the port of Flensburg they opened the first barrel and filled it up in this jars. Just 130 bottled jars.It is the rarest Havana Club edition ever.

 


Havana Club Anejo Especial Jar

Havana Club Anejo Especial Jar - 1l - 2004 - For a special marketing Havana Club sent a sailor with the first 3 barrels from the new Especial from Cuba to Germany in 200. At the port of Flensburg they opened the first barrel and filled it up in this jars. Just 130 bottled jars. This jar has an original sign from Maestro Ronero Navarro. The original owner was Carlo and he sailed the last miles from Denmark to Germany with the sailor in 2004. It is the rarest Havana Club edition ever


Havana Club Maximo Extra Anejo

Havana Club Maximo Extra Anejo - 0,5l - 2009 - Just 100 bottlings every year world wide. The rum is up to 50 years old and the heavy bottle is mouth-blown. The 0,5l in every bottle is the noblest rum from Havana Club ever. The pricing is between 1,350-1,500$ and the most expensive bottle from HC which you can buy in online markets. This edition is the first wood box with a velvet cloth produced till 2010. Every bottle/box is including a certificate signed by the Master Blender of HC.



Havana Club Maximo Extra Anejo

Havana Club Maximo Extra Anejo - 0,5l - 2015 - Just 100 bottlings every year world wide. The rum is up to 50 years old and the heavy bottle is mouth-blown. The 0,5l in every bottle is the noblest rum from Havana Club ever. The pricing is between 1,350-1,500$ and the most expensive bottle from HC which you can buy in online markets. This edition is the second wood box of 3 in total, produced till 2016. Every bottle/box is including a certificate signed by the Master Blender of HC.



Havana Club XX Aniversario Limited Edition - 20th anniversary

Havana Club XX Aniversario Limited Edition - 0,5l - 2013 - In tribute and celebration of the milestones of 20 years joint-collaboration with Pernod Ricard, Don José Navarro, Head Maestro Ronero, crafted this rum by blending together the favourite rum base of each of the individual Maestros Roneros connected with Havana Club. This bottle is also rare like the Reserva II and the Especial Jar. Never sold in the free market. The pre-owner got this bottle as a present from Christian Balke, brand ambassador from Havana Club Germany.



Havana Club Hunters & Frankau 225th Aniversario - Special edition

Havana Club Hunters & Frankau 225th Aniversario - Special edition - 0,5l - 2015 - Special bottling for the 225th anniversary of Hunters & Frankau (Humidor and Cigar company from UK). Official describtion by launching: Each humidor is delivered with a complimentary 50cl bottle of very special rum prepared by Havana Club’s master blender Asbel Morales to marry with the taste of the cigar. Also called the Hunters & Frankau Aniversario 225, Havana Club supported the celebrations by producing 500 numbered bottles of this precious spirit from selected vintage casks. None will be for sale, but if they were, the value would be some £300 per bottle or higher. The final selection of the rum to match the cigar took place in November 2014 when Jemma Freeman travelled to Havana with some of the Aniversario 225 cigars that had already benefited from some eighteen months of ageing in England. Commenting on the pairing Morales said, “I’m defending my rum’s notes and the cigar is defending its notes. They should not mirror each other, nor contrast too much. It’s like a perfectly balanced marriage.”



Havana Club Union Cohiba Atmosphere

Havana Club Union Cohiba Atmosphere - 0,7l - 2015 - The new Union is a blend which is selected by master blender (Maestro Ronero) Asbel Morales. He worked together with the cigar company Cohiba. Fernando Fernandez Milian and Morales created a rum which should match perfect to a Cuban cigar. Supposedly is the Cohiba Siglo VI the best combination with a glass of the Union rum.


 

Havana Club Tributo 2016

Havana Club Tributo 2016 - 0,7l - 2016 - From 2500 bottles 570 were delivered to Germany. The name is a tribute to the brand and the Cuban rum culture. Some selections of this rum aged in 80 years old oak barrels and mixed with some younger blends. This is the first edition of the new Tributo collection, sold in just 10 countries.



Havana Club Tributo 2017

Havana Club Tributo 2017 - 0,7l - 2017 - From 2500 bottles 600 were delivered to Germany. The name is a tribute to the brand and the Cuban rum culture. This edition is a blend of some different but matching selections for the base. On top with some selections which stored some centurys in oak barrels. Parts of this blend are 80 years old and also aged in 80 years old barrels. It’s the second edtion of the Tributo Collection and was delivered in 16 countries.



Havana Club Ano 10 Ronera San Jose

Havana Club Ano 10 Ronera San Jose - 0,7l - 2017 - For the 10th aniversary of the distillery in San José de las Lajas Havana Club gave one bottle to every employee. This edition was not for sale.






Havana Club Esencial de los Cantineros 200 anos Floridita bar 1817-2017

Havana Club Esencial de los Cantineros 200 anos Floridita 1817-2017 - 0,5l - 2017 - Only 1500 bottlings for the 200th birthday of the Floridita bar in Havana. Also in memory of the Club de Cantineros (Cuban barkeeper club). Cuba in the 20s: The prohibition in the USA means also the end of the classic, american bar culture. The best and famous bartender flee to the small island. The wealthy regular customers followed. Famous people like Greta Garbo, Jean-Paul Sartre, Errol Flynn and Ernest Hemingway drink Mojito at "La Bodeguita del Medio" and Daiquiri in "El Floridita". Havana will become the hotspot of the high society and the center of a new modern bar culture. Countless bars and clubs work at the highest level with the island's biggest treasure: Rum and Cigars. Source: Jörg Meyer, Owner of le Lion Bar in Hamburg



Havana Club Tributo 2018

Havana Club Tributo 2018 - 0,7l - 2018 - For this Havana Club Tributo 2018 Limited Collection also molasses-rums are used, which can rest for at least 60 years in oak barrels. The woods are from Scotland and were filled with Peated Malts. Over the years, the rum has developed aromas of chocolate, smoke, oak, caramel, coffee, tropical fruit and some tobacco. Limited to only 2500 bottles worldwide.