Essence of Cuba Coffee (The Bitter Truth)

Bitter Truth Essence ofCuba I was recently offered the opportunity to participate in a Tweet Tasting with Havana Club Rum and being that I'm doing my best to try to increase my own drinks knowledge and the breadth of drinks reviews on this site i jumped at the chance.

The Tasting would be the Havana Club Añejo 7 Year Old and four bitters, or essences of cuba, to go with them, being Honey, Aromatic Leaf, Island Fruit and Coffee.

I've always been a bit sceptical of things like Bitters of Essences as to whether they actually offer anything different but they certainly do. these Essences are produced using Havana Club Añejo 7 Year Old as a base by The Bitter Truth.

For consistency all of the Essences were tested with a 50ml measure of Havana Club Añejo 7 Year Old and 4 drops of Essence.

The final Essence was Coffee and this added a real Mocha nose and taste to the rum, with Butlers Irish Chocolates Latte Truffles coming through strongly. If you love coffee you will love this, and it makes a great addition to coffee for Cafe Cuban or alternative Irish Coffee.

Thanks again to Havana Club for having me on the tasting.


Butlers Latte chocolate truffles (which I love), chocolate and my grans homemade coffee cakes, hints of creamy cappuchino too

coffee and chocolate, it is mental it’s bitter dark chocolate and bitter coffee but its got a real sweetness there too


Bottle Name: Essence of Cuba Coffee (The Bitter Truth)
Age: NAS
ABV: 0.00
Distiller: The Bitter Truth
Bottler: The Bitter Truth
Type: Other
From: Germany, Not Scottish

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