Eminente embodies the rebirth of Cuban rum from the 19th century. Created by César Martí – the island’s youngest Maestro Ronero, or master rum distiller – Eminente is made with the highest proportion of aguardientes (Cuban sugarcane eaux-de-vie) of any Cuban rum.

Creation date: 2020
Head office: 38 rue de Sèvres – 75007 Paris
Website: www.eminente.com/


Eminente is an exceptional Cuban rum from the heart of an island locals call  ‘Isla del Cocodrilo’, evoking its unusual shape, resembling the native crocodile.

Conceived by César Martí, Cuba’s youngest Maestro Ronero, or master rum distiller, Eminente is a rich and full-bodied rum inspired by 19th-century Cuban sugarcane aguardientes, eaux-de-vie  renowned for their aromatic complexity.

Cuban rum as we know it is a blend of aged aguardientes (Cuban sugarcane eaux-de-vie) and light rums. The aguardientes bring complexity and depth of aromas, while the light rum adds vitality thanks to the strength of the alcohol.

Elevating these refined aguardientes, Eminente proposes a rum made with a minimum of 70% aguardientes, the highest proportion of any Cuban rum.

Eminente Reserva, the rebirth of 19th century Cuban rum © Eminente


Ideal for sipping on its own, over a large ice cube or in cocktails, Eminente Reserva possesses the aesthetics of a traditional Cuban light rum but with the complexity and depth of a very old one. Eminente Reserva is at once intense and delicate on the nose. Full-bodied and incredibly deep, the palate is rich with vanilla and smoky notes, coffee and raspadura which is the taste of unrefined sugar cane.

Eminente Reserva © Eminente


César Martí : Maestro Ronero (Rum Master) © Eminente

César Martí is one of the island’s ten Maestros Roneros. Growing up in sugarcane fields that stretched “as far as the eye could see”, he learnt his craft from his grandparents and maternal family who, having worked in the sugar industry.

For him, Eminente was the opportunity to renew the traditional aguardientes and rums from the XIX century in Cuba.


Ideal for sipping neat, on its own, or over a large ice cube, Eminente Gran Reserva Edition N°1 is a blend of 80% aguardientes (sugarcane eaux-de-vie) and light rum, aged a minimum of 10 years and finished for three months in French oak barrels. Eminente Gran Reserva Edition N°1 has a fruity profile dominated by dry apricot and orange blossom, with notes of sandalwood, hazelnut and Sichuan pepper.

Eminente Gran Reserva Edition N°1 © Eminente

Key figures

  • 3,000 endemic species of fauna and flora
  • 2020 launch of eminente
  • 120 different types of sugar cane