The rum, or rather Ron (traditional Spanish rum), is the national beverage in Cuba. Even if it got into the swing of rum pretty late, the island is the origin of certain style of rum that has won over the rest of the world from the XIX° century. Since 1860, Cuba was already the place where the cane industry was at the cutting edge of technology, as the Cubans were one of the first to purchase a still in the Caribbean. This acquisition allowed them to refine their distillation style. When other islands began to distil their molasses using this technique, the Cuban rums were already famous for their sublte and delicious taste. The most emblematic brands from Cuba are of course Bacardi and Havana Club. As Bacardi left the island before the revolution, Havana Club is the only rum left to rule the island.