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Zaya Gran Reserva 12-Year rum

Zaya Gran Reserva 12-Year

Trinidad and Tobago | Aged

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.

7.2/10 (567 ratings)
Recommendable to most


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Posted over 5 years ago by Dustin R. Newton from United States with 33 ratings

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.


Posted over 2 years ago by Dan Brush from United States with 7 ratings

Very smooth, not overly sweet. It tastes like its spiced though which is a slight turn-off.


Posted over 2 years ago by Mark from United Kingdom with 11 ratings

A very sweet rum with strong flavours of banana make sit taste like desert. It’s not bad but it’s not for me.


Posted over 2 years ago by Daniel Lindén from Sweden with 60 ratings

Har bara provsmakat denna som är från Guatemala med petate. Herregud vilken gudomlig Rom. Väldigt söt men smooth som babyrumpa utan någon brännande känsla i munnen. Smak och doft av massor vanilj, karamell, kokos och banan. Skulle jag hitta originalet från Guatemala skulle jag köpt alla flaskor.


Posted over 2 years ago by Jeff from United States with 2 ratings

Great rum, smooth with some carmel and molasses flavor. Excellent in Cuba libre!


Posted over 2 years ago by Michael from United States with 12 ratings

Zaya Gran Reserva !! Quick review:

I'm just gonna start by saying I really love this rum. I may be biased as blends seem to be my favorite but it's still really exceptional stuff. Very inexpensive. Zaya is a blend of rums sourced from Trinidad and Tobago. Double distilled from raw sugar cane and aged in bourbon and whisky barrels for a minimum of 12 years.

On the nose- wood, vanilla, molasses, tropicle fruit and oak. Also pick up a tiny bit of leather but that could just be me.
First sip- very smooth with a very pleasant tingle on the palate. There's a lot going on but mostly just sweet and smokey. You get vanilla, maple syrup, cherries, smoke, tobacco and lots of oak on the finish. The tingle hangs out for a while at the end which is oddly satisfying.

The sweet haters are gonna hate but at $30 American, this is a solid 8/10 in my book. Price, nose, taste and finish.. It's all there. Go get some. it's pretty easy to find!

Nazdrowie! 🙌🥃🤙


Posted over 2 years ago by KevinGT from Puerto Rico with 18 ratings

Muy bueno en términos de un Ron del lado dulce.
Mejora muy bien con la oxidación


Posted over 2 years ago by Snookerman from United Kingdom with 129 ratings

It's pleasant enough although maybe over sweet with a bitter end. Lots of caramel and sugar on the nose and a vanilla kick in the background. Here is the nub - at this price point, I would never choose this one ahead of many other rums. For me, it just hasn't got the complexity of an El Dorado, to name but one.


Posted over 2 years ago by Jaker from Canada with 3 ratings

They changed their brewing. Do not buy. Only buy the old stock. The old stock has a wicker cover on the top and is not a screw cab


Posted over 2 years ago by Tom from United States with 29 ratings

Zaya is hands down the smoothest rum I have tried so far. It is full of flavor but is not over bearing throughout its flavor range . This rum is a must have for the collection.


Posted over 2 years ago by Hawkeye821 from United States with 17 ratings

This is my go to rum for parties and guests, great for mixing, sipping straight, on the rocks or shooters.