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Zaya Gran Reserva Rum is a blend of rums distilled from molasses in a five column still, the rums are aged in white oak barrels for a up to 12 years.
Zaya rum was initially distilled by Industrias Licoreras de Guatemala in Guatemala. The brand was acquired in 2008 by Infinium Spirits and is now produced in Trinidad and distilled by Angostura.
Recommendable to most
I was always a rum and coke drinker. About 20 years ago I wanted to move up from mixed rum drinks. I tried drinking the mixing darks neat but it never worked. One day I was at PF Changs. I sked the bartender if he had a sipping rum He suggested Zaya. I was hooked. The over sweet flavor gets tiresome after a while. But its is a smoot rum that will convince many none rum drinkers that there are smooth rums available.
I used to like this a lot until I really started tasting more rums. It is really sweet and manufactured to my palate now. Candy in a glass.
Had this rum 15 years ago, and it was fantastic. Zaya now is not the same. To flavourful for mixing with a cola, ok for sipping neat, or on the rocks, although it mixes perfectly with an Orange/Pineapple juice as a summer cocktail.
I’m always amazed at how well Zaya plus with other runs in blends, and also how well it tastes on its own. For the price point, it’s pretty damn good.
What to say -> full loaded vanilla aroma -> like Vanilla bomb :) But it is not sweet as you can smell. It is really good rum.
Sweetness -> 4.5/10
Strength -> 6/10
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