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Aņejo rums come in a variety of forms, but the common factor is that they have been specially aged ("aņejo" is an old Spanish word for aged). Aņejo rums are generally amber or golden in colour, aged in oak barrels, and often crafted from a blend of other rums.
Barrel ages of aņejo rums range anywhere from 3 to 12 or more years. Golden colour and smooth finish can make aņejo rum an excellent sipping rum.
Brands and Variations of Anejo rum
Flor de Caņa[home page]
Flor de Caņa, or "Flower of the Cane", is an aņejo rum originally produced in Nicaragua beginning in 1937. The distribution company has since opened another distillery in Honduras.
Havana Club[home page]
Havana Club is a brand of aņejo rum made in Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba. It was established in 1878 by the Arechabala family and operated by them until 1959, when the distillery was nationalized by the Cuban government after the Cuban Revolution. The Cuban government still produces Havana Club rum through a joint venture with Pernod Ricard, called Havana Club International.