Old Havana’s Havana Club Rum Museum gives the lowdown on rum, with viewers learning about everything relating to the tropical alcohol, from the cultivation of sugar cane to the serving of distinctly Cuban drinks, such as Cuba libres and mojitos.
The museum – affiliated with Cuba’s premium brand rum Havana Club – includes among its attractions a 1950s-style Havana bar, a model of a rum distillery and the story of the importation of sugar cane to Cuba and how the rum industry quickly took hold.
“Most of the people [visitors] like rum, but they don’t have a clue how it’s made. In that sense, the museum is really instructive,” says guide Betsy Gonzalez.
And the bar found at the end of the tour always proves popular.
“Some ask if they can do the tour backwards,” Gonzalez reports.