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Posted 11 months ago by Herman (PREMIUM) from United States with 92 ratings

Purchased at a Duty Free shop. I didn't know Zacapa even made this version. Purchased 1 ltr for 33 EU. Is lighter in coplor than the other Zacapas. Slightly stronger aroma. Sligfhtly lioghter on the tongue, and slight burn on finish. Nice, but I probably would not repurchase.

Posted 11 months ago by jfmurcia from Jamaica with 55 ratings

Unfortunately for this rum, I had the El Dorado 15-yr before having this one. In mouth you can taste the alcohol and the after burn is tough (maybe mixed with something will taste great). In nose the alcohol stood out too. It is a very different rum compared to the other Zacapa rums.

Posted 12 months ago by cK from Canada with 60 ratings

Found this as a new offering at SFO Duty Free. Versatile - can be used as a top notch mixer or a low-end sipper with more burn than the Zacapa 23. Similar to El Dorado 12 that way. Will have to do the Pepsi Challenge between the two someday...

Posted about 1 year ago by Alas from Puerto Rico with 34 ratings

So yeah basically zacapa 23 taste with a younger rum burn, dry finish, and a touch of white wine finish (think santa teresa or appleton 12 regarding burn). I only drink rum neat, so I’m sure it would be great for drink mixers, but I personally like the burn rum gives so it merits a high 7 rounded up because there are no half points

Posted over 1 year ago by Joola69 from United States with 2555 ratings

Last drink for tonight while chilling out in Zihuatanejo was a Ron Zacapa Ambar 12y Solera. Pretty nice bottle and label design. Golden color. Surpringly dry rum for a Zacapa. Usually they are laced with added sugar. Its like a mellow dry whiskylike rum. I just wish this would be a proper 12y old rum, and not the Solera method, then it could be so much better.

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

Ron Zacapa Ámbar 12 yr Sistema Solera.

Saw this one hiding in mexico and had to take it home with me.

Quick review:

Light amber almost buttery color.
On the nose- dried fruit, banana and citrus.
First sip- smooth, little to no burn to speak of. The taste is very similar to the nose with the addition of a faint whiskey and wine flavor. The finish is a bit dry with not much kick on the back end and finally oak on the exhale. Solid sipper but I think this would be excellent with a cocktail.
If you find a bottle I recommend giving it a go! You won't be upset!

Na zdrowie! 🥃😁✌

Posted 17 days ago by Jleveille from Canada with 17 ratings

I was expecting more for the price, I was mislead into thinking this one was better than others and it wasn’t. Sorry, not rated as high as others.

Posted 18 days ago by hillgod from Taiwan, Republic Of China with 1 rating

This is general quality rum
Compare prices to quality is balance
Light taste is also suitable for novices

Posted about 1 month ago by vomi1011 from Germany with 152 ratings

It's a very light and young zacapa rum.
There is too much vanilla flavour in the taste. I miss the typical tropical fruits with caramel.
It's not as sweet as other zacapas.

Smell: vanilla, herbs, dry fruits, some tropical fruits, white oak, some caramel
Taste: vanilla, white oak, some fruits, burned sugar, spice, slightly orange peel (bitterness)

Sweetness: 1.5/5
Fruit: 2/5
Spice: 3/5
Mildness: 3/5

Posted about 2 months ago by András Péter Balogh from Hungary with 41 ratings

Round in its own way and appreciable rum, but considering that it belongs to the Zacapa brand, one would expect more

Posted about 2 months ago by Saint Gibson from United Kingdom with 3 ratings

This might be the last solera made rum for me. Because right after first sip you can clearly taste and feel this rum desparately lacks of aging. They state 12 years, but inside is nothing but 3-5yo spirit. Yes, it has some vanilla and chocolate, some coconut, and it's pleasantly dry (note for those who like sweeter rums), but everything of taste and aroma is way too diluted. And the biggest problem of this Zacapa is the finish. It's almost non-existent, the spirit drops down and in a few seconds you can feel nothing. So my conclusion is: if they put real age on a label (which is 3-5 years max), drop down a half of the price, this can be drank by the people who are new into rums, but for all the rest - no. 5/10 max.

Posted 3 months ago by Lucho2207 from Peru with 12 ratings

Ron con fuerte olor y sabor a alcohol, poco para saborear.

Posted 4 months ago by Root-theory from Poland with 45 ratings

Zapach: Dębina, Pieczony banan, rodzynki - zapach sprawia cne wrażenie, alkohol dobrze ukryty.

Smak: Delikatna słodycz podbita ciepłą wanilią, melon, brzoskwinia, orzech

Wracając z wczasów w Bułgarii nabyliśmy ten rum za dość fajną cenę - 32 Eur za 1L butelkę. Namówiła mnie żona - próbowała kilka miesięcy wcześniej odmianę 23YO twierdząc że smakuje bardzo szlachetnie. W momencie zakupu okazało się że producent mimo uwypuklonej liczby "12" na frontowej etykiecie nie pisze wyraźnie że ta Whisky ma 12 lat, a dokładnie termin "System 12 Solera". Na kontretykiecie widnieje opis - wiek od 4 do 12 lat. Ok - nie fajne zagranie z prostego powodu - kanał duty free czesto powoduje że moment zakupu nie pozwala na komfortowe pod względem dysponowania wolnym czasem zakupy - wiele osób chwyci ten trunek w biegu. Mimo tego małego (według mojej osoby) zgrzytu zawartość jest aromatyczna i porządna - rum charakteryzuje się wysoką jakością i jest na granicy akceptowalności stosowania go w drinkach. Jednak miejscami sprawia wrażenie ciężkiego - trudno go jednoznacznie określić.

Ocena: 80/100

Posted 4 months ago by SSies from Netherlands with 5 ratings

The amber is sweet and soft in mouth but a bit strong on after taste due high taste of alcohol. For an aged rum I expected the after taste less alcohol so the real soft sweet remains longer. Still good enough to drink but add a drip of water

Posted 5 months ago by Tab44 from Australia with 19 ratings

Very smooth easy drinking rum suits a end of evening drink.

Posted 6 months ago by MarioRonson from Peru with 38 ratings

Ron Zacapa de bajo linaje comparado con sus hermanos SOlera 23 y XO, buen aroma, color naranja y presentacion impecable, a gusto para tomarlo solo y muy bueno para mezclas. Relacion costo beneficio muy buena, aproximadamente 20 dolares. Aprobado!

Posted 6 months ago by Jero83 from Colombia with 10 ratings

Its price its good, specially for a Zacapa. For a aged rum you can feel the alcohol, I dont drink with ice and it feels a little heavy for aroma and taste.

Posted 6 months ago by John frederick from United States with 40 ratings

Grabbed this at the airport at the start of this week. Bring a zacapa fan I had not seen this bottle in the states. Overall has the taste of the 23 but obviously not as mature, or as pricy. Would buy it again if I see it available

Posted 6 months ago by Pete034 from Australia with 20 ratings

A nice light coloured rum worthy of tasting, easy to drink!

Posted 7 months ago by Ken from United States with 71 ratings

Bought this at "duty free" in Cancun airport. So far, the Ron Zacapa brand has been un-impressive. This rum is underwhelming with a very light "aged" taste with a hint of cherry (I am not a Dr. Pepper fan). While at the Cancun airport I also purchased a bottle of the RZ XO, I hope to finally hit on a RZ which impresses.

Posted 8 months ago by cjames from United Kingdom with 7 ratings

It's a great rum if you like whiskey which I do, it smooth to start then you get whiskey flavour, then plum and raisin notes like a nice cognac.The rum is dry at the end it's definitely one to to try, although the zacapa 23 is smoother and sweeter they are both not to turn down in my opinion.

Posted almost 2 years ago by Titomm from Canada with 59 ratings

Smooth, pleasant rhum. I agree with Michael's descirption so I quote it here :

" Light amber almost buttery color.
On the nose- dried fruit, banana and citrus.
First sip- smooth, little to no burn to speak of. The taste is very similar to the nose with the addition of a faint whiskey and wine flavor. The finish is a bit dry with not much kick on the back end and finally oak on the exhale. Solid sipper but I think this would be excellent with a cocktail. "

I do confirm it is good in cocktails: excellent for a ginger mojito (fyi, in my opinion, ginger and rhum in a cocktail are a solid match).

Posted almost 2 years ago by Adam from Poland with 86 ratings

Never seen before but I found on one airport. Quite cheap so quick decision and I've got it. Colour not best but nice aroma. Smooth, just typical, classic decent rum. Great with coke.