Havana Club Rum-Collection

Arechabala S.A. bottles

From the mid. 30s till the late 50s Havana Club was just a rum of the Arechabala S.A. which produced many other kind of Liqueurs, rum and products in total


Peppermint Crema de Menta Jose Arechabala S.A. - 0,75l - 1930s - This bottle is from the 1930s. Probably from the early 30s, where the Arechabala S.A. no (Havana Club) rum produced. Unfortunately she is empty.

Peppermint Crema de Menta Jose Arechabala S.A.




Arechabala Havana Club Straight Light Cuban Rum - 0,75l - 1941 - The first series of Havana Club came out in 1934-1943. 3 different kind of rum were launched: Light (43%), Dark (43%), Heavy (45%).This is the "light" rum. The pre owner was a family member from the DuPont's. DuPont owns a big chemical company in the USA. More details are not known.

Arechabala Havana Club Straight Light Cuban Rum



Arechabala Havana Club Straight Dark Cuban Rum - 0,75l - 1943 - The first series of Havana Club came out in 1934-1943. 3 different kind of rum were launched: Light (43%), Dark (43%), Heavy (45%).This is the "dark" rum. Original comment of the previous owner: "It was owned by a Asian (big shot) from the early 1900s He had ties to mafia members in the Seattle area, he use to rub elbows with politicians. One of the biggest connections here in Washington. He use to bring in Chinese immigrants and force them to work next to nothing. Moral of the story, big Chinese mafia member back in the early 20's."

Arechabala Havana Club Straight Dark Cuban Rum



Havana Club Brand Straight Cuban Rum Arechabala S.A. Light Miniatur - 0,047l - End of 30s/Early 1940s - pre Castro time. The first set of Havana Club produced from 1934 - 1943 in 3 sorts: 1. Light - white label (this bottle) / 86 proof / approx. 3 years old rum, 2. Dark - golden label / 86 proof / 5-7 years old rum, 3. Heavy - yellow label / 90 proof / 5-7 years old rum. One of the first Havana Club bottles ever. Produced for the US market (R.C. Williams & Co. Inc., New York) - 50% full

Havana Club Brand Straight Cuban Rum Arechabala S.A. Light Miniatur



Havana Club Brand Straight Cuban Rum Arechabala Light Miniatur - 0,047l - Early 1940s - pre Castro time. The first set of Havana Club produced from 1934 - 1943 in 3 sorts: 1. Light - white label (this bottle) / 86 proof / approx. 3 years old rum, 2. Dark - golden label / 86 proof / 5-7 years old rum, 3. Heavy - yellow label / 90 proof / 5-7 years old rum. One of the first Havana Club bottles ever. Produced for the US market (W.A. Taylor & Co., New York) - Empty

Havana Club Brand Straight Cuban Rum Arechabala Light Miniatur



Havana Club Brand Straight Cuban Rum Arechabala S.A. Dark Miniatur - 0,047l - End of 30s/Early 40s - pre Castro time - The first set of Havana Club produced from 1934 - 1943 in 3 sorts: 1. Light - white label / 86 proof / approx. 3 years old rum, 2. Dark - golden label (this bottle) / 86 proof / 5-7 years old rum, 3. Heavy - yellow label / 90 proof / 5-7 years old rum. One of the first Havana Club bottles ever. Produced for the US market (W.A. Taylor & Co., New York) - 70% full

Havana Club Brand Straight Cuban Rum Arechabala S.A. Dark Miniatur



Havana Club Brand Straight Cuban Rum Arechabala Dark Miniatur - 0,047l - Early 1940s - pre Castro time. The first set of Havana Club produced from 1934 - 1943 in 3 sorts: 1. Light - white label / 86 proof / approx. 3 years old rum, 2. Dark - golden label (this bottle) / 86 proof / 5-7 years old rum, 3. Heavy - yellow label / 90 proof / 5-7 years old rum. One of the first Havana Club bottles ever. Produced for the US market (W.A. Taylor & Co., New York) - 50% full

Havana Club Brand Straight Cuban Rum Arechabala Dark Miniatur



Arechabala S.A. Havana Club Dark - 0,75l - late 1940s - The second edition of Havana Club, produced from 1944 till the end of the 40s or early 50s. This bottle was owned by Thorsten Wottrich. He is the owner of the great pub "Alte Post in Witten. He became the bottle from a jewish dealer who lived in London.

Arechabala S.A. Havana Club Dark



Arechabala S.A. Havana Club Dark - 0,75l - 1944 - The second edition of Havana Club, produced from 1944 till the end of the 40s or early 50s - The owner of this bottle was the Swedish gentlemen Sven Holgersson (1926-2014). He worked as a sailor when he was a young guy. In the middle of the 40s (approx. 1947) he bought this bottle directly in Cuba. After he died in 2014 his son found this rare bottle in his cellar of his home in Dals Långed, Sweden. This bottle was produced in 1944 and the brand was owned by the Arechabala family.

Arechabala S.A. Havana Club Dark



Arechabala S.A. Havana Club Brand



Arechabala S.A. Havana Club Dark - 0,75l - 1944 - The second edition of Havana Club, produced from 1944 till the end of the 40s or early 50s. This bottle was produced in the middle of the 40s and the brand was owned by the Arechabala family. 60% full

Arechabala S.A. Havana Club Dark



Havana Club Brand Puerto Rican Rum - 0,75l - Early 1940s - From 1939 till 1945 the Arechabala SA had a second distillery in San Juan/Puerto Rico. The reason was to save taxes in the US. This bottle was owned by Thorsten Wottrich. He is the owner of the great pub "Alte Post in Witten. He became the bottle from a jewish dealer who lived in London.

Havana Club Brand Puerto Rican Rum



Havana Club Puerto Rican Rum - 0,047l - Middle 40s - The Arechabalas opened in the late 30s a distillery in Puerto Rico. First they filled up the bottles in Bayamon later on in Hato Rey/San Juan. Probably after the second world war (around 1945/46) the Arechabalas closed all activities outside of Cuba. What a mistake... - empty

Havana Club Puerto Rican Rum



Havana Club Puerto Rican Rum - 0,047l - Middle 40s - The Arechabalas opened in the late 30s a distillery in Puerto Rico. First they filled up the bottles in Bayamon later on in Hato Rey/San Juan. Probably after the second world war (around 1945/46) the Arechabalas closed all activities outside of Cuba. What a mistake... - 50% full

Havana Club Puerto Rican Rum



Ron Fino Blanco Arechabala - 0,75l - There aren't many details abput this bottle. The bottom and the tax strips says the date 1954, but the existing code explains 1959, because of a new tax law in cuba in 1959. It's unclear if this bottle was the successor of the former Havana Club rum after the government tookt the JASA over. This rum was produced just for a short time.

Ron Fino Blanco Arechabala



Havana Club Arechabala S.A. Dark - 0,75l - Dark rum, approx. 5-7 years old. From the middle/late 1950's, years before the revolution started and the distillery was a private family business (Arechabala S.A.). That's sure because after the revolution the bottle missed the Arechabala S.A. brand on the labels. I got this bottle from a guy who lived on the Canary Islands.

Havana Club Arechabala S.A. Dark



Arechabala S.A. Havana Club Ron de Cuba



Ron Extra Anejo Arechabala 75 - 0,7l - 1959 - On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the company (1953), a special rum was created. The rum aged for 10 years in barrels. It was produced till the end of the 50s and was the only rum from the company which wasn't called "Havana Club".

Ron Extra Anejo Arechabala 75