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Ron Zacapa Royal rum

Ron Zacapa Royal

Guatemala | Aged

8.5/10 (44 ratings)
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Posted 1 year ago by Janne68 from Sweden with 13 ratings

Säger inget mer om den mer än att den är kunglig. Sen att Zacapa XO är snäppet godare, men båda får en 10:a


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

Zacapa royal är min bästa zacapa upplevelse. Mycket kakao och väldigt smooth. Eftersmaken sitter i munnen drygt 30 min efteråt, sätter sig i tandköttet. Helt fantastiskt god. Uppgraderar betyget till en 10a men har inte testat den igen efter provningen jag var på så får återkomma. Men upplevelsen då var att denna är den bästa rom jag testat hittills och behöver en 10a för att komma till min första plats i hyllan.


Posted 1 year ago by Michal Micko (PREMIUM) from Czech Republic with 336 ratings

Pleasure starting with aroma, goes over complex taste and ending in long aftertaste. But the differences vs XO you can tell only in direct comparison. Royal is a bit sweeter and a bit more complex with longer aftertaste. But the differences are so small, that it can't justify the double (or even more) price.
Anyway you should try the sample...


Posted 1 year ago by pocasi from Czech Republic with 18 ratings

Zatim nejlepsi zacapa co jsem pil. Plna a dlouho trvajici chut. 10/10


Posted 4 years ago by Jonny Olsson from Sweden with 162 ratings

Full body with long aftertaste! tested against XO and it is huge difference and bottle is super exclusive. Highly priced (250 Euros) but still must have👍🏻 the best rum for me so far. Zacapa deliver strongly with this bottle.


Posted 9 months ago by Kicki from Sweden with 3 ratings

It was the tastiest mildest Zacapa rum I have ever tasted


Posted 7 months ago by vomi1011 from Germany with 246 ratings

First of all: you need a Glencairn glas for tasting. The nose is much better in this glas.
In a rum tumbler it's not concentrated. And it needs 30min in the glas.
If you drink Zacapas take your time.

Tasted the Royal in comparison with 2019, Aniversario 30 and 2014 edition.
It tastes like the old zacapas. Intensiv, sweet and fruity, with wooden aromas.
It's not as good as the Aniversario 30. The 30 is more mature, more wooden and more fruity in the taste.
It's not as fresh as the XO. XO has a very nice balance between the matured and the young rums.
But Royal is more intensive and heavy. A good rum but too expensive for me.
2019 is more younger and also heavy, but has more mandarine in the taste. I think it's a good alternative. Buy the 2019 edition now, some years later it will be as expensive as royal.
Would rate it with 92 points.

Smell: caramel, herbs, sweet wood, dry fruits (raisins, plums, date), fig
Taste: caramel, burned sugar, herbs, sweet and toasted cask (wood), dry fruits (date), some, spice
Finish: long, sweet, caramel with barrel and dark fruits

Sweetness: 3.5/5
Fruits: 3/5
Spice: 3/5
Mildness: 4/5
Intensity: 3.5/5
Value (180€): 2/5
Experience level: professional

Aged: 8 to 30 years
Casks: Le Bois du Roy oak barrels

My favourite Zacapas Top 10 (I never tasted old/black label, Platino, straight from the cask and 2013, 2015 edition):
1. Aniversario 30
2. Royal
3. XO
4. Edicion Negra
5. Limitada 2019
6. Limitada 2014
7. Centenario 23
8. Ambar 12


Posted 10 months ago by Adrian Adame (PREMIUM) from Czech Republic with 302 ratings

- ve vůni je okamžitě poznat typickou Zacapu, nasládlá, čokoláda, kokos, citrusy a dřevo
- chuť nasládlá, 45% je znát, ostřejší, závěr dřevitější, jemně nahořklý a částečně čokoládový


Posted over 2 years ago by Giancarlo from Peru with 60 ratings

Without many words, it's a super rum, starting with a very colorful presentation. The rum presents a splendid mahogany color, which when served has sweet, fruity, vanilla and minimally wood aromas. When you try it you realize the great balance obtained, also from the striking density that we can perceive, where we find citrus and dry fruit flavors, wood, vanilla and sweet.

Sin muchas palabras es un super ron, empezando por la presentación muy vistosa. El ron presenta un color caoba esplendido, el cual al servirlo presenta aromas dulces, frutados, vainilla y mínimamente madera. Cuando lo pruebas te das cuenta del gran equilibrio obtenido, también de la llamativa densidad que podemos percibir, donde encontramos sabores frutados cítricos y secos, madera, vainilla y dulce.


Posted over 2 years ago by Carlos from Guatemala with 2 ratings

A very complex rum; rich, oak, vanella, chocolate, very smooth even at the 80 proof.

After dinner, or lunch, with orange, dark chocolate