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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.
Recommendable to most
Nice colour, yet not much else going on. Lots of alcohol fumes, a singular sweetness and harsh finish. I swear this used to taste better when I first started on rums.
I read all of the reveiws below and people trashing this. As a beer connoisseur with beers exceeding 1500/bottle, I think we have to acknowlege that not every bottle of every liquor is going to be the Shangri-La of that liquor. However, as a person that was looking for a nice sipping beverage to keep me out of my beer, I found this to be exceptional. It is super-smooth, little-to-no heat, and does have the sweetness that a bunch are griping about. We drank it side-by-side with an Appleton Estate 21 year, and the Appleton tasted like garbage. If that is what rum is supposed to be, I will stick with the Zacapa. I know I sure as hell will not drop another 100+ on a bottle I have not tried after that train wreck. .
I like that this rum is also aged in sherry casks, not only in the usual bourbon casks, you can clearly smell that. And it does have some good aroma intensity. The age labelling "23 years" however is misleading, as it is a blend of rums up to 23 years old. Their minimum age is just 6 years. So according to normal age declaration standards, it should be called Zacapa 6-year.
I’ve always admired to packaging for Zacapa, but never been a big fan. However, this is a really good sipping rum.
"Ron Zacapa Centenario Solera 23 review by Mike at Ultimate Rum Guide"
"The interplay between the wood of the barrel and the liquor contents gives the alcohol its flavour, colour and character..."
"Ron Zacapa Solera 23 rum review by Peter from the Floating Rum Shack"
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