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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 Originally made in Guatemala, Zaya Gran Reserva is now produced in Trinidad."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 is one of my introductory rums. It's where I started when I began drinking rum in the way that it was meant. Slightly sweet with a gorgeous caramel finish, this rum is an excellent way to end a day. The price point on the bottle is just about right (@$25/bottle) so as not to break the bank.
This is an extremely dark rum in the bottle. As soon as I popped the cork, the subtle hint of vanilla escaped the bottle neck. Very smooth, sweet and delicious with a nice finish. Perhaps a bit too sweet.
i really like Zaya. Silky smooth with great sweet notes of vanilla - maybe even too much (the reason for no 10). Short finish, with a little spice. Probably the best rum for beginners, but maybe slightly lacking complexity for pros
Zaya had a strong vanilla flavor. Sipped it straight. Smooth but I thought it had a little bit of a medicine aftertaste to me though.
Beautiful caramel and vanilla notes. Smooth on the palate. Wonderful neat!
A fine rum that is enjoyed by many. A taste of bourbon or whisky
Beautiful caramel color
Sweet vanilla, chocolate and spices on the nose.
On the tong it is sweet with brown sugar vanilla and spices. Dried fruit and chocolate hints as well.
Finish is smooooth. Beautiful rum if your in the mood for something sweet.
I just can't get enough of this Rum! Smooth, flavorful, great price point, easy to find, perfect with a Cuban! What more can you hope for in a sipping Rum!?
A 10 all the way, for me.
Best smelling rum I ever put my nose to, but when I drink it, it just doesn't deliver what the smell promises smell is a 10, taste is 6 or 7
This rum has a subtle vanilla aroma in addition to the rich scents I have come to associate with an aged rum. On the palate the flavors are of strong vanilla, as expected and very subtle spice, however I felt the spice notes could have been more pronounced. Overall it is pleasing but not one I believe I would purchase again as there are far better rums out there at the same price point.
it is a sweet and smooth rum with really strong dark chocolate notes, the nose is really rich, I consider it an OK rum but not a top one.
Fine taste you just sit back and enjoy and unwind after a hard week at work
this rum has a strong vanilla flavor. I drink it with Coke zero and it tastes just like a vanilla Coke with a little bit of spice. One of my favorite rums.
Like some other readers, my first aged rum. Still love the vanilla aroma! My go to when I am introducing good rum to Bourbon drinkers in the south.
Très bon rhum des trinidad. Belle couleur foncée.
Belle odeur sucrée et bon retour de caramel, facile à boire... un rhum très sucré et assez proche d'un millonario le côté épices en moins
A avoir dans sa collection !
I purchased this rum as a gift for a friend from Trinidad, and had the good fortune to sample it at his party. It is absolutely the most delicious, smooth rum I have ever tasted. I have enjoyed it straight up, with cola, and on the rocks. Vanilla, molasses, caramel ... just a delightful.
And, the bottle is bit of a conversation piece!
Havde glædet mig til at smage den, blev lidt skuffet, lige sød nok.
Men dejlig duft.
Very unique taste. I love it with ginger ale or ginger beer. Kind of heavy and close to a liqueur. Very sweet. Not great mixed with cola and just okay on the rocks.
Zaya Gran Reserva Rum har jeg læst skulle være "for" sød, det synes jeg ikke, slet ikke kvalm. Her er stor vanilje duft og smag, samt karamel, jeg fornemmer også en anelse tobak. God nydelses rom.
Smooth enough to be a well aged bourbon, has that smokey type of flavors.The best for the price in my neck of the woods.
I have never found anything smoother! Molasses notes. Great on the rocks or with a splash of soda water.
One of my collection but not my favorite. I drink quality rums straight up and although this rum has great appearance and aroma the finish is not as smooth as less pricy rums.
“Mon amie laissez le bon temps rouler!”
As I do like some of the sweet rums (Plantation 20th & Zacapa XO), I was really wanting to love this, but the over abundance of sugary vanilla actually gave me a headache.
Reminds me of flan with notes of caramel and vanilla
Smooth sweet toffee aroma. The palate offers you sweet toffee and some vanilla. At this pricepoint i miss a bit of body though. It's very similar to the hafl priced punta cana esplendio. I actually find the punta cana better, because it posesses a slightly fuller body, missing in the Zaya
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