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Zaya Grande Reserva 16-Year rum

Zaya Grande Reserva 16-Year

Trinidad and Tobago | Aged

6.5/10 (57 ratings)
Tasty, but not quite great


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Posted 3 months ago by Neman3 from Canada with 90 ratings

Imaginary liquor, still classic rum;
The best on nose;
Sweetness the must to be;
Where it's from? From Trinidad or from Tobago?
Why it's limited to .75l!?!
Viva T&T!

Ok, бе reasonable - minus one point just to be reasonable


Posted 4 months ago by RumLee20 from United States with 4 ratings

This is my go to sipping rum. Its smooth, pleasant on the nose, not to sweet and has a hint of vanilla.


Posted 5 months ago by steveinny from United States with 36 ratings

Lots of those wonderful baking spices. A lovely sweetness, caramel and vanilla. Quite enjoyable as a sipper to enjoy the flavors.


Posted over 1 year ago by Brian from United States with 4 ratings

So my first review of Zaya 12 was back in 2015, when I felt like I discovered heaven. Great flavor of molasses, caramel, chocolate, vanilla.....all of the flavors I love to discover in a great rum, plus a little honey flavor. Great bottle, little Brother to Zacapa 23, and $31 a bottle at that time. Then, corporate greed set in around 2017, and the mix was cheapened along with the bottle. The mix gotten considerably younger and more harsh, less refined for sure. My favorite Go To was gone. Now, after all of the harsh consumer reciews blasting the Company for their greed and stupidity of F-ing up a great thing, the mix and bottle design has changed again, but for the better. I think that this is the 4th or 5th receipt change through Zaya's history. But, it is not a 16 year old rum. Where as the 2015 Zaya was a 12 year blend, suggesting that the youngest rum blended was 12 years old and could be 15, 18 or 20 years or more, and the 2017 edition was up to 12 years with numerous blended rums (cheaper!!!!), the new and improved 2019 edition, Zaya 16, suggests that multiple rums are blended up to 16 years old. What a difference when you compare the taste of the 2017 12, versus the 2019 16 year. MASSIVE IMPROVEMENT In blend and flavor. Vanilla, Molasses, Caramel and Honey flavors have returned. Maybe not as aged as the original 2015 edition I discovered, but pretty damn close, for sure. Try it neat, with a cube or even mixed with a Diet Coke if you like. And maybe too sweet for some folks, but I really like this Zaya 16. And I have seen prices in the $29 range, so a great but for a solid rum under $30. Zacapa 23 at $45 is also a great rum I enjoy from time to time, and again, the same Owners of Zacapa and Zaya. Guys, go pick up a bottle of Zaya 16 and enjoy. Cheers!!!!!


Posted 2 months ago by Jason from Canada with 3 ratings

Beautiful aroma. Sweet but not too sweet. If you don’t like caramel and vanilla don’t buy this.


Posted over 1 year ago by Tikiducks from United States with 54 ratings

This is a very nice rum, good carmel toffee aromas. A go to for me now.

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Posted 7 months ago by Noname from France with 47 ratings

Très bon rhum.
Arome de vanille et de caramel.
Léger pas trop puissant Petites notes sucrées. Finale Pas très longue en bouche


Posted 4 months ago by pgrace (PREMIUM) from United States with 32 ratings

This is a good tasty rum for sipping but it's very heavy on the molasses sugar base.

Nose is very sweet filled with vanilla maple syrup and toffee

Taste is very thick heavy on the sugar with molasses vanilla burnt caramel and a smooth finish.

Might be it bit too heavy on the added sugar


Posted 4 months ago by E_Winston from United States with 17 ratings

I like this one for sipping smooth with no harsh finish, Good after dinner dessert rum.


Posted 8 months ago by Andrewofcalgary from Canada with 69 ratings

Very sweet, thankfully that is what I prefer.
Initial flavours of pineapple and butterscotch. Not sure its worth the price I paid however.