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Zaya Gran Reserva Rum is a blend of 12 rums sourced from Trinidad and Tobago. Double-distilled from pure sugar cane in copper pot stills, the rums are aged in whiskey and bourbon oak barriques (225-liter barrels) for a up to 12 years.
Zaya rum is distilled by Industrias Licoreras de Guatemala. Originally made in Guatemala, Zaya Gran Reserva is now produced in Trinidad."
Zaya Gran Reserva may be the best rum Trinidad has on offer. Very rich and quite heavy on the vanilla, this rum has superb complexity of flavor in the nose and on the palette. Perhaps best finish of any rum I've tasted (including Ron Zacapa 23 Solera). Here in New York, the price point makes it an incredible value.
A full, rich, brown sugar warmth. Excellent sipping rum.
This one is easy to drink, and easy to like. Brown sugar all the way. Want to get your friends hooked on rum? Zaya. Great bottle too.
Price jumped in the past year or so as it really caught on in the northeast, but it's still worth it.
Aromatic notes of vanilla, caramel, with hints of banana and cocoa.
The palate is an initial taste of vanilla, cocoa and brown sugar, with a medium-sweet bodied with hints of oak and orange spice.
Zaya is a rum I love to go to when I want richness with a hint of spice and nothing more. Not much complexity but still a great rum on it's own. In cocktails the strength and taste holds up but without complexity it becomes just a backbone.
This rum is great! If you can find a bottle from Guatamala buy it. The newer ones are from Trinadad and just as tasty. Love it!
A good choice and a good price
A very good sipping rum at a great price. I can find this in all the PA stores.
Had this one chilled and neat. It was full bodied, warm and smooth with a stronger vanilla flavor than most.
The smooth taste of this rum is only outdone by the flavors that follow. This is my go to rum
Almost liqueur-like, IMO.
My fave so far. Perfect for sipping......neat or over rocks.
Very good value and available
Dark color with a faint aroma of vanilla. It is definitely enjoyable as a sipping rum. First sips are warm and smooth with an enjoyable faint vanilla finish.
Zaya is so perfectly smooth it will change the minds of those who claim they 'don't like' rum. It is perfect for sipping and one of the best tasting rums I've found yet.
Review by Chris Carlsson of Spirits Review
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