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Collecting bottles of Zacapa to enjoy them in good times


virgin cane honey. half dry.
it is a 30 years solera rum. it was finished in french limousin oak.
the first thing I mentioned is the low amount of sugar. and thats great! I think less then 15g/l (its more dry then the limitada 13)
vanilla. cherry. peach. caramel. leather. almond. bitterness. woody. very long aftertaste. not a crowd pleaser. for a sweetend rum it is very good. much too expensive.
if you like sweet rums, thats not for you!

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.


A bit hard - ok nice rum but too expensive. The XO is a fine alternative.

We tasted the Zacapa Royal against the white and black label, the XO Anos as well as the Eldorado 25 1986 and Eldorado 1980. The Zacapa scores only in one: with the exceptionally beautiful bottle, the content for this price a joke, he is Spicy and strong though the Zacapa typical flavors harmonize with a pleasant not exaggerated sweetness. The my view after predominant young years dominate and let the Royal in the ratio look quite old. Absolute No. 1 at both testers was the black label, then the Eldorado 1980, then the white label, the Eldorado 1986 and then still the old XO Anos. Only in comparison with an XO Solera is the Royal one tick beser and at a 3 times price, simply ridiculous.Sorry for my perhaps bad english--))

As all Zacapa's more on the sweet side, but if thats what you are looking for then this is worth of having even with this price.

láhev - obal 10/10 bottle
vůně 17/20 smell
chuť 30/35 taste
jemnost 14/15 smooth
cena/výkon 0/20 much for money

Vyvážená chuť s lehce dřevitou vůní, pije se dobře, bez pachuti, nebo špatné dochuti. Bohužel ničím nezaujme, to je ale u Zacapů tradice. Rozhodně nedoporučuji kupovat celou láhev.

Hvis denne ikke var så dyr, ville jeg give den højere rating, men hvis man sammenligner med Ron Zacapa Centenario XO, så er det en skuffende oplevelse. Ville til enhver tid vælge tre Centenario frem for en Royal. Eftersmagen forsvinder hurtigt.

I tested this one on Birka Cruises rum cruise on the Baltic Sea, and it didn’t catch me. Maybe I’m unfair when I rate the XO higher, but right now I’m very into the English styled rum and there were some really good ones to taste on that cruise.

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

After dinner, or lunch, with orange, dark chocolate


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.


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.

Sammenlignet med Zacapa XO er denne hakket bedre, men ikke helt verdt prisforskjellen.

Absolutt verdt og ha i skapet, nydelig rund smak, litt dyr i Norge
Nice rum , but litle expensiv.

Excelente cuerpo y sabor. Notas de madera y café con caramelo. Recomiendo tomarlo sin hielo y no muy frío. Un poco sobrevalorado en costo

El mejor de los mejores.... no hay mas....
Tomalo y todo queda entre la realeza....

7/10 2017 Stockholm Paladar
Tasted the Royal once before on a Zacapa tasting. Really liked it then. But that was after tasting the whole Zacapa sortiment leading up to the Royal. Anyways, tried it now again as a dessert sipper. N I must say that I was disappointed. There was a to strong fruit taste for me. Its good the don't get me wrong. But not my flavour.

Selve rommen smager udemærket, men blev virkelig skuffet ift hvad jeg havde forventet. Har ikke tidligere givet karakter ud fra prisen, men bliver nød til at tage det med i denne vurdering. Der findes langt bedre rom derude ift pris/kvalitet

Only the best is good enough!
Only the best is good enough!

Jeg blev noget skuffet over denne rom med et prisskilt på 2200 kr. Jeg vil til enhver tid vælge XO over Royal til en tredjedel af prisen.

A bit like the Zacapa 23 but sharper with an oily roundness.
Pineapple, banana and fudge.
Good stuff!

Colour: very nice, powerful amber
Nose: Light smoky notes, wood, chocolate, vanilla
Taste: harmonious, long finish, chocolate, complex sweetness, but also sharpness
The Zacapa Royal is a consistently successful composition.
I tasted against the zacapa XO. The zacapa Royal won the tasting.

Farbe: sehr schönes, kräftiges Bernstein
Nase: Leichte Rauchnote, Holz, Schokolade, Vanille
Geschmack: harmonisch, langer Abgang, Schokolade, komplexe Süsse, aber auch Schärfe
Der Zacapa Royal ist eine durchweg gelungene Komposition.
Ich habe ihn gegen den Zacapa XO geschmeckt.
Der Royal ist der klare Sieger.