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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.
but for the price there better one lot of sugar in this one
Sugar, sugar and sugar. Thats what this rum is. A bit of 23yo rum for audience, rest mix of much younger ones. Did I mentioned sugar? Yes, there is a lot of it inside. You get sweet, pretty smooth rum, but for this price, you can get much better one.
Smell: Vanilla, cane-sugar, toffe
Taste: Sweetness, smooth, caramel, almost no burn.
Very smooth and tasty rum. Probably one of the best rums its price range.
Good spices. Cinnamon and others. Not much of vanilla. Not much of a sweetness. But still very smooth and enjoyable. But... kirk and sweeney 18 is still the best I have tried so far.
Vanilla, caramel, and spice flavors. A bit overpriced considering that it's not truly an aged rum. I would have rather spent my money on something else.
Make an old fashioned with this particular rum. You won’t regret it!
I see that this rum might be one of the better ones, but for me, it was not that exceptional. Nothing bad to say about this one either, though.
Good enough to stand in when the great ones aren't available. Overpriced, wait for a deal... like a big discount at a duty free.
I enjoy a lot this one.
Not a sweet rum. Good flavors and complexity. Have a lot sherry taste and good finish.
Nice with a cigar.
Very expensive in my opinion.
Alot of people bashing this for being too sweet with additives. Nonetheless it is tasty, and not as sweet as Zaya. I like it for a sipper. The 23 label is misleading as well.
I received this as a gift and really enjoy it, it reminds me of Diplomatico, sweet and sippable, great on the rocks. I think most people would enjoy it if they like Ron Centenario or Diplomatico. If you are into rums with more character like Hamilton or Foursqare you might not love this, but I enjoy both genres. It has a sweet flavor with caramel-molasses, ripe fruit and raisin and baking spices. Short finish with some heat.
Not too expensive, and worth every penny though. Delicious.
For those of us that love rum - the rich flavour and smooth aftertaste is best savoured on the rocks. A great addition to my collection
A beautiful amber colour, and quite a sweet drop. Tasty neat or on ice and wouldn't waste with mixers. I prefer this to Ron Zacapa XO - smoother and more palatable if you're going to have a couple of glasses.
This is the first high-end rum I tried. At first, it was perfect, not too strong and with a great after taste. In mouth, is sweet but super smooth due to the fact that this rum is made using the “virgin honey” and not molasses like most rums. In nose you can also tell that it is a sweet rum.
I add a cube of ice to reduce the sweetness.
First rum years back - rated rather average today - but OK way back then I guess ...
Bottle looks good. Not a true aged rum, but the story and idea are good to tell to people who do not have a rum background. Not a bad taste. Kind of middle of the road for me.
A gorgeously complex and sweet rum, but not overly sweet as others have suggested. Lots of flavours going on : Sherry, Bourbon, figs, raisins smoke and oak. Just a joy to sip on this neat.
Vanilla, not very sugary, light wood notes. Pleasant head...definitely enjoyable straight with a cube of ice. Safe choice
I found Run Zacapa's taste and quality definitely superior to other same age and similar price tag run.
Nice combination of flavors and sweetness, with a final nice touch of oak and enchanting good smell
Zacapa 23 was the first rum I tried and one on my favourites - rich caramel, warmth and vanilla undertones make it smooth and comforting.
vôňa tohto rumu veľmi predbieha jeho chuť, nie je zlý, ale po privoňaní očakávate aj v ústach podobný level.
It is easy to drink and a sweet starter run but quickly becomes a bit boring
For those who don’t know rum, this is the best for starting to drink rum on the rocks. It’s dark and sweet with just a little bite to remind you that you are drinking a spirit. Absolutely delightful!
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