Cuba, the largest island in the Caribbean, is a land of contrasting rums. Distinct regions of Cuba are home to various landscapes and qualities of soil, resulting in singular rums that vary in colour, taste and use.
Occidente or Western-style rum is made near Havana: it is famous for being intense, dry, punchy – and perfect for cocktails. On the opposite side of the island, Oriente or Eastern style rum is smooth, fruity and ideal for sipping.
Eminente, from the Central province of Villa Clara, combines the best of both regions, in a perfect balancing act:
- refreshing and robust,
- smooth yet complex,
- ideal for both mixing and sipping!
Surprisingly unknown outside of the island, this style of rum is one of Cuba’s best-kept secrets.