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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.
I drink the Zacapa 23 neat, in a cognac glass, heat it in my hand like cognac. Wait until it is warm, smell it, love it and drink it. This is better than any cognac... best rum I ever tasted.
If you want a cuba libre, just buy a Bacardi, mix it.
Do not torture the Z23 mixing it!
Great for Rum Mint Mojito Cocktail. It have nice aroma, solid body, great taste, little spice but abit sweetest. I also love its color like dark oak wood.
This rum is rich sweet and if you like sweet rums you will want another glass.
This can used as a sipping rum or an after dinner treat.
Je ne m'en lasse pas, toute la série Zacapa est fabuleuse: doux et complexe, jamais écoeurant. Une recommandation: achetez-le à l'aéroport, c'est une vraie affaire dans les 60€!
This is the first rum i tasted Straight up, and also this rum is the reason my interest in rum started
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This is just a great rum! This is one of my go to Rums and I am very sad when the bottle goes empty. I have converted some friends over to this one as well.
Excelent best rum, very well balanced, smooth, long after taste, complex,
Might not be the best neat but not every rum has to be. Put this with some ginger beer and it's as good as it's ever gonna get.
My personal favourite: spicy, dark, sweet but smouth.
Možná to nebude úplně objektivní hodnocení. Byl to můj první vstup do světa rumu. Do té doby jsem byl zastáncem whisky. Seděli jsme s bratrem a on povídá:" Dáme si rum." První sklenička byla pro mě velké překvapení. Vskutku lahodné pití, musíme si dát ještě jednu jestli je to opravdu tak dobré...a ještě do třetí nohy....a ještě poslední skleničku a druhou poslední....atd..no a v lahvi moc nezůstalo. Tmavá barva, příjemná nasládlá chuť, pěkná vůně. Kvůli sladké chuti jsem měl trochu strach z rána, ale probuzení bylo v pohodě. Viva Zacapa.
Not much to say,its the best rum i ever tasted. A must have, it convinced some of my whisky or cognac-lover friends. Its rich in the nose,and even better in the mouth,a fruity-sweety explosion. Banana,butterscotch,brown sugar,toffee and many other delicate aromas share their place on your tongue,completing and balancing each other and not competing or supressing.The afterburn is long and amazing,sweet with the unique guatemalan heavy ,rich taste.
I need to add that this review and experience is 5year old,as the Zacapa 23anos had that octagonal bright brown paperbox. Nowdays,after the new owner Diaego took over the distillery,the design changed and its called Zacapa 23anejo with a black box.I have 2 bottles of this newer design and after finishing one i would give 9 stars only in a recent review.The quality decreased a bit.It's still amazing and i recognize the explosion ,but i taste younger blends,every experience is shorter as 5years ago. I think the rumours are true and to gain more profit,they 'streched' the original recipe with lesser quality,younger blends. I understand that,as Zacapa is probably the No.1 upper class rum brand,still it's a pity. Don't get me wrong,its a fantastic rum,one of the best, but the 23anos was a step closer to rum perfection
Great color flavor is exceptional from sherry cask to being aged at altitude. Worth the price.
Very smooth with a pleasant burn of alcohol afterwards, reminded me more of sipping a nice whisky than the rums I had tasted up until that point.
Som fanúšik solera metódy a pri tomto rume sa master blender trafil úplne do mojej chute.
Was a bit irked to learn that the 23 just meant a portion of the rum has 23 yo rum in it. It's a blend with minimum 6 yo.
Despite that, it's very good. Great for sipping. At this price, not a mixing rum.
As an occasional bourbon drinker, I love smooth, smoky and sweet. Ron Zacapa delivers all of these in massive amounts.
Easy to drink and so good it will make you stop drinking all other brown liquors.
Discovered in a French restaurant, very expensive 12€ for a glass but great taste.
The raw material , sugar cane juice , aged in a solera sistem for 23 years , look like a perfect mariage between aromas and caracter
from the second you taste this rum you know you have made a good decision; the alcohol wont sting you and you will taste some woodsy chocolate notes, nothing better in a cool fall night.
This is a classy smooth, bit sweet but strong enough for any kind of evening. My most favourite rum
Zacapa 23 solera är en kvalitte rom utan tvekan den funkar i alla väder, kan dock tycka att det smakar olika beroende på vilken flaska man öppnar.
This was my first foray into rum other than swill like Bacardi or Captain Morgan, so saying I was blown away is an understatement.
This stuff is incredibly smooth, starts off with spice and finishes with molasses. No heat at all and it lingers on the tongue a good while after the drink is gone. For me, it is one of those bottles that everybody should have and a great sipper to be a standard to judge against.
Best rum i had so far. One of the few rums i had wich i would drink straight up. The smell is soft and a bit sweet. The taste is amazing, no hard alcohol taste but i light sugary.
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