Quote of the Day – Just because a rum is produced in Cuba does not make it the authentic Havana Club rum

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Just because Pernod Ricard has partnered up with Cuba’s apartheid Castro dictatorship to produce rum in Cuba does not mean it is producing, marketing, and selling the real Havana Club rum. What they are actually selling is a rum produced in communist Cuba using their own recipe and a label slapped on the bottle displaying a stolen name. It is not the real Havana Club rum, but just an imposter.

Bacardi in The Drum:

“Pernod Ricard, a French company, continues to partner with the Cuban dictatorship to produce rum under a stolen name. That does not make the Pernod Ricard and Cuban government’s rum brand ‘real,’ or ‘authentic,’ it makes it an impostor.”

2 thoughts on “Quote of the Day – Just because a rum is produced in Cuba does not make it the authentic Havana Club rum”

  1. Well, if Castro, Inc. would distort and falsify to co-opt even its polar opposite, José Martí, what would it not usurp? To the Pernod people, of course, this is just a business matter, and ethics and legitimacy are moot.

  2. However, the fact remains that Bacardí backed the “revolution” which wound up driving it out of Cuba, so any position it takes against “revolutionary” crimes has to be tempered by that, as it certainly is in my mind.

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