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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 Originally made in Guatemala, Zaya Gran Reserva is now produced in Trinidad."
If this is the same rum everyone else tried. I have a couple bottles from a few years old to a couple years old. I like this rum. It is sweet and flavorful but an enjoyable supper with a little burn. Rum forward. Sweet. Vanilla and spice in the middle. Not my favorite but an enjoyable sipper to Gabe in the mix.
This is not a bad rum. It has a bit too much vanilla and a bit too sweet as well. That said, I think it would be great with a desert. The price is too high, I would choose Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva over Zaya anytime.
Will not buy it.
Great flavors including nice vanilla notes. Very smooth. Great sipping rum.
To start with!!The bottle is heavy and more nicr than Ron Zacapa! Zaya becomes better and better staying in the glas. I tasted it direct after opening it and same with Ron Zacapa and they did smell almost simmular but the after taste was better for Ron Zacapa. After som minutes in the air Zaya becoming better and better. But in the end Zacapa is more full body and longer aftertaste. Sorry I would have liked Zaya to be better because my expectations was higher on the product. You need to have in the collection because the bottle is formidable.
enjoyed this a lot. A little sweet but very enjoyable.
Very smooth rum; on the nose I am overpowered by cocoa.
the taste is the same with some vanilla mixed in there as well.
I could drink this everyday but at the same time I could not drink more then one or two at a time; very rich.
$30 for a rum this good is simply amazing. Not overly complex but well balanced and loads of flavor.
One of my favorite rums so far. a Vanilla bomb and a great sipper.
After trying Ron Zacapa, I've been dying to dig further into the world of rum. This was my next step and... wow.
I tasted everything. I agree that the vanilla was the most obvious part of it. But that's fine with me because I love vanilla. It was sweet which, again, as I said for Ron Zacapa, is perfect for me. Caramel was evident, as was a hint of nuttiness. I even detected cocoa on the tongue. And the nose was just as wonderful.
Highly recommended. I loved it.
If this is the best that your store has, you'll be ok buying this, but there are many much better rums out there. Too much burn and oakiness to realize any other flavors.
I wish we could give 1/2 points, this would be 7 1/2. Maybe next time I have some I can upgrade to 8, but not today. It is very good and I would never refuse a drink if offered to me. The problem comes when I try to justify filling my bar space with so many good rums. If I need the space, I will just save it for 8s, 9s and 10s. Know what I mean? Very much recommended though.
Parfumé, caramel au nez , puissant mais pas trop en bouche . Il aurait été un peu plus doux , je lui mettais 10/10. C'est un grand rhum. Dans mon top 5.
Le package est séduisant : une belle couleur ambre foncé, une jolie bouteille au col entouré de rafia.
Il sort des distilleries Angostura et se comporte comme un Zacapa. Comme ces rhums espagnols qui se boivent facilement, le caramel et la vanille prédominent, malgré tout la puissance est là, tout en finesse.
Un produit jeune mais déjà à posséder.
12 year stated on label but easily smoother than some 18 year aged rums out there. I have seen it priced as low as $20 which is a steal at that price. I bought the set with 2 glasses for $22. Zaya is sweet and smooth..
God og spændende med knap så megen sødme, men alt for megen vanille for min smag
Smagen er lidt nød og karamel. En god rom til en kop friskmalet kaffe. Skal købes igen.
Tastes a bit too much like Capt. Morgan's for my liking. A bit too spicy and sweet but the taste improves as the ice melts.
My goto sipping rum! Easy on the burn, wonderfull long finish. Yes it hits the nose with venilla but the sweet caramel taste makes this what I find perfect after dinner drink.
This is a very nice rum. It is smooth,versatile and has a nice finish. It can be enjoyed neat or with in sweetened cola.
I discovered this rum and it changed my view of rum. Previously only thought of rum as a mixer. This is my got to sipping rum and at a great price. Very and a nice finish.
This is the rum that opened my mind to rum beyond a crap rum and coke. This rum is perfect on an ice cube. Truly one of the best liquors available of any kind. Some spice and a touch of sweet.
This is an excellent rum. It maybe the smoothest rum readily available. This is a great sipping rum. It's easy to drink a lot without realizing how much you've had. However, the vanilla overwelhms the taste. This isn't necessarily a good or bad thing depending on how you feel about vanallia. It is one of my favorite flavors but every thing else gets lost. If it wasn't so smooth I'd rate it lower. It's also a good value at about $30 a bottle for such a smooth rum. If you have friends who think they don't like rum, this is a good one to get them started with.
sweet vanilla with hints of raisin and spices. I like sweet rums and this one fits the bill.
Overall, this is an excellent rum. It's tastes great, looks good , finishes, excellent. The only downside is that it's generally pricey, but if price isn't a factor then, this is the best, or at least right up there.
Review by Chris Carlsson of Spirits Review
Zaya rum review by Matt at A Jigger of Blog
Zaya Gran Reserva rum review by The Ultimate Rum Guide