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Ron Zacapa 23 Solera rum

Ron Zacapa 23 Solera Rum was created in 1976 in the highlands of Guatemala, where it is distilled from fresh cane juice before aging at 7544 feet at 62 °F (17 °C).

The 500 year-old Spanish Sistema Solera method is used to age Ron Zacapa 23 in white oak casks. This results in a combination of rums aged between 6 and 23 years.

The current Ron Zacapa 23 bottle features a woven band around the middle, which is in reference to the original hand woven palm leaf petate bottle cover that covered the bottle.

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Posted 2 days ago by Dcur22 from United States with 2 ratings

This was the first rum that got me into sipping. I used to just drink rum and cokes, and never got into sipping rum. This was recommended to me by a friend, and it was great. This is what got me into rum, good price, great smooth taste. Its on the sweeter side, which i prefer something a little bit more rich in flavor.

Posted 3 days ago by Walt from United Kingdom with 5 ratings

First introduced to itvin my local. It has some sweetness to it ( if you don't mind that) but the taste is exquisite. Always have a bottle at home.

Posted 6 days ago by GregS from United States with 25 ratings

Makes a fantastic MaiTai when paired with Appleton Estates and Pierre Ferrand Curacao. but not a great sipper. Too sweet and based on the other reviews, it's because they and sugar. I'll stick to it mixed.

Posted 7 days ago by Cjbspender from Germany with 32 ratings

Nicely balanced, perfect from start to finish - an evergreen.

Posted 7 days ago by SyreVeeks from United States with 1 rating

Great nose, smooth taste, and nice finish. A nice treat, and a great sipper.

Posted 11 days ago by Hotvw1 from Canada with 37 ratings

Again I just had some last night around a fire. Great taste and love the darker color. One of my staples that I keep around.

Posted 11 days ago by s3rg3d from France with 4 ratings

@Simon, bien doux ! C’est chiant de devoir écrire cinquante caractères.

Posted 12 days ago by TempleOfSunset from Italy with 32 ratings

This is a deception in plain rule. Yes, it tastes good, because of additions, sugar (38 g/l) and God knows what. They age it above the clouds to make impossible for common people to know how many intrigues are in this bottle. 23 years solera... ahahah, 23 years my a**! Just the branding has seen the number 23, trust me. Commercial and even expensive as f**k!

Posted 14 days ago by Rhei from Australia with 10 ratings

Smooth. Started with Xo and just opened the 23. Very enjoyable. And much cheaper than xo.

Posted 17 days ago by Nudo1985 from Norway with 6 ratings

Well This is my go to everyday rum. I enjoy its caramel sweetness ang taste. However as my rum journey has depend so has my understanding and its lack of purity is a shame. Labeld correctly I would give it a 8, pulled down a bit due to its marketing gimmickry. (Do note that they are not the only brand to do this) However. If you are a starter on your rum lovers journey this to me is a necessary stop on the way :-)

Posted 18 days ago by Paskinsj from United States with 2 ratings

This blew me away and I have hardly found another rum or other drink that I love as much as this. Sometimes I don't even add ice cubes to it.

Posted 20 days ago by Limsn from Poland with 5 ratings

So far, this rum is my personal favourite. For me - definite must-have in the cabinet.

Posted 22 days ago by Rogerhayes101 from United States with 3 ratings

This is my gold standard to compare other sipping rum. Full-bodied and classic taste profiles of a nice rum. Not too sweet.

Posted 22 days ago by mc from United States with 16 ratings

Truly a wonderful premium choice. Complex deep spice, yet smooth and balanced. Not overtly sweet.

Posted 22 days ago by Jer0me from United Kingdom with 1 rating

First rum I've tasted and I enjoy. This is my baseline.

Posted 23 days ago by mjlanger (PREMIUM) from Canada with 9 ratings

This rum is wonderful. Very smooth and easy to drink !

Posted 24 days ago by allredb from United States with 9 ratings

Bought this after reading great reviews from various sources and have to say I was disappointed. This is not a terrible rum but it isn't outstanding either. Considering how much this is promoted and the price I prefer Kaniche XO or El Pasador easily over this. I always drink it on the rocks and it seems that first taste bites every time. I've moved on from this rum.

Posted 25 days ago by Miles from Australia with 7 ratings

It’s got a silky feeling to it, and a good introduction to sipping rums that folks seem comfortable with, so that’s good for the whole culture, but i don’t see it as the “gold standard” that its revered as.

Posted 25 days ago by Midway from Sweden with 7 ratings

Like it but abit too sweet. I buy it from time to time, but it’s not something I always keep at home.

Posted 26 days ago by from Denmark with 14 ratings

Sweet, smooth, easy to drink, great for making rum toddies on a cold winter day.

Posted 29 days ago by Juraj Bachraty from Slovakia with 3 ratings

I never liked rums, but his one got me to that and remains my personal
love. IMHO best price to taste ratio. Very smooth, not too sweet My father in law it declared as best spirit he had in life. Even if Indrift off to try other runs, it always amazes me how good it is when I return...

Posted about 1 month ago by Tom Vlaic from Croatia with 6 ratings

I'm surprised that some say this is too sweet. I would say this is exactly the sweetness a rum drinker would expect.

Very smooth sipping, becomes even smoother with an ice cube that releases even more fruitiness.

Bottle with weave around it is a nice touch to presentation.

Posted about 1 month ago by Krille_8000 from Sweden with 11 ratings

Drinking this one is like drinking candy. A perfect everyday rum.

Posted about 1 month ago by MrLargo from Sweden with 12 ratings

Had read alot of promising reviews about this bottle but the flavor wasn't in my taste.
I find it hard to pin point what I don't like about this rum, I guess it's the blend of it all, just don't sit well with me.