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Zafra Master Reserve 21 is a premium rum distilled in Panama, at Las Cabras Distillery, by master blender Francisco "Don Pancho" Fernandez. The rum is made from molasses and aged in American bourbon barrels for at least 21 years.
Just one of the best rums I have had. Sweet, but not too sweet.
Very smooth. Wish I could afford to always drink this
Easily one of my favorites. Very smooth, with balanced caramel, vanilla, and light molasses flavors. I normally am not find of a strong or heavy molasses flavors rum but this one is exactly right. Subtley sweet, but not overpowering at all. Has a slight burn (very slight) but is a delayed warm tingle that brings out focus on the after taste. Not the longest after taste, but long enough to full enjoy the flavors it presents.
For me I sip this one neat, and it goes down sooo easy. Never added ice as for me it was never necessary and I am so happy with it neat I never had the urge to experiment.
It's a little higher than other rums ($45 Miami where I buy it) but no where near the exclusive prices. Yet, I'd take this any day and $45 for this beats any whiskey hands down in this price range.
Zafra 21 is my fourth rum and my new favorite. The nose is very similar to El Dorado 15 but the taste is much milder it really does not burn the throat. Absolutely recommend this charm :-)
Virkelig god rom. Overvejede et 10-tal. (Opdateret: den får 10 nu) Interessant Duft af karamel og egetræ, som man også får i smagen. Den er ikke sød, men heller ikke tør. Varierende smagsnoter som gør man vil have mere, og smagende bliver hængende. En rom som sagtens kan konkurrere med rom til 700-1000 dkr.
Kan muligvis godt få et 10-tal ved ny smagning, (og det fik den så)
Presentation is very nice. The aroma is higly appealing with very natural notes. The tastes are very real and strong. Nice buttery notes with excelent finished.
Given the flavor profiles I was afraid I wasn’t going to like this rum as much as others. Given the rating though I felt like I had to try it...and I a so glad I did. This is an extraordinarily smooth and pleasant rum to be savored slowly. Some say it has a burn to it, but I would say it is more like a fireside warmth. It’s like molasses, oak, maple syrup, and fine tobacco next to a crackling fire. This is absolutely becoming a mainstay in my cabinet. I am impressed.
Post edit: 2 weeks after popping the cork on this bottle I still can’t get it’s beautifully complex mix of flavors out of my head. That being the case I think I have to bump this up to a full 10. This rum is a master piece to be savored slowly on every sip.
One of my favorite rums. Powerful, not to sweet. Buy it!
Dieser Rum gehört zu meinen absoluten favoriten, ganz tolle Vanille- und Karamellnoten. Kein vordergründig süsser Rum, aber trotzdem ein sehr weicher und milder Rum. Schmeck auch noch nach Holz, Eiche und Rosinen, perfekt ausbalancierter Geschmack.
Rhum complexe et envoûtant. Assez doux mais puissant.
For my 56th review i decided to open this bottle of Zafra 21 I bought a few months ago, what a great rum, i feel like I can kill a bottle of this in one night.. so smooth and flavorful, similar to Brugal Leyenda but way better, fire rums coming out of Panama, Abuelo and now Zafra! My number one so far!
I love it full of taste with too many diferent tastet's in diferent moods
Absolute perfection. It has the right balance of sweet and burn. I could just smell it for hours. I had a pour of it in the BVIs and having a hard time finding it. Not sure what a bottle cost but it’s worth it.
I'm still very new to the rum world but this is hands down the most complex, and smooth rums I have ever had. this rum will be hard to share. Goes very well with a good cigar.
My favorit rum. Very fair price. Great flavours. Just a 10 out of 10
I had many trips to Cuba and always enjoyed Havana Club 7 yo. Up until now I did not try anything else except Cuban rum. Once I've brought from there Santiago de Cuba 11yo and have found it so smooth and delicius compared to HC. Since then I've discovered world is full of different rums ). Had tried 12 of them so far. And I will rate them comparing to HC as the base rated 6.
This is my newest bottle. Nice and smooth. Love sipping. Hints of vanilla, a little spice and some smokey fruit on the finish.
Very nice bottle of rum for the price. Really smooth and easy on the palate enjoyed this one a lot just happen to see it at a grocery store and pick it up. Highly recommended. One of the best Rum of Panama.
This for me replaces Zacapa 23 as the top rum. The notes present from agging in bourbon barrels really show.
It tastes like what I feel a great aged run should taste like; subtle yet intense in flavor and yet sweet without being overly sweet. Not as sweet as a Diplomatico or Zaya but not as dry as a Appleton or Mount Gay. I feel fortunate to have been able to purchase this bottle at the price I did for what I got in return.
I love the aroma of this rum and the flavor is quite unique. It seems almost buttery in nature. This has many excellent flavors to it. I will probably have to come back to amend my review. This is definitely a sipping rum. Albeit rated at 80 proof there is no burn to this rum...just a gentle embracing warmth that fades into a delightful aftertaste. Some sweetness to it...almost a kettlecorn flavor. Definitely recommended.
A definitive bourbon taste, beautiful flavors from start to finish. A drink to bridge the gap for whiskey drinkers who have never tasted sipping rum.
Per the reviews on this site, I picked up a bottle for about 45 bucks. The initial feeling is smooth followed by a full tongue burn that nicely lingers after you are done with your sip. Nice mellow and balanced flavors. You can taste the bourbon notes. The first sip is really wonderful. A great bottle for those who appreciate aged rum.
The bottle really didn't say much but that all changed once the RUM was in the glass. Very easy on the palate and a crowd favorite.... I would strongly recommend it.
Although overpriced, in my opinion, this is s delicious tasting rum falls in the same genera as a finely aged single malt or a rich French cognac; it is to only be sipped neat.