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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.
This is a delicious rum that is smooth and full of flavour.
It's quality exceeds the price tag.
Don't get me wrong, this is a good rum, but with all the hype over the Zacapa line, this falls a little short in my opinion. Good notes of vanilla and spice, but the body and finish are a bit on the light side.
Deliciously sweet and popular. Seemingly most folks' introduction to Solera style rums.
Zacapa is an amazing rum regardless of anything. If you are lucky to be able to get ahold of one, there is no way you'll regret it. The pirates can criticize it as much as they want as if their opinion was the rule. The truth is rum is what it is, at least most of the time. That is, if you like less sweet versions of rum, that does not demerit Zacapa, that just speaks about your preferences. Zacapa has a smooth fruity, nutty flavor, not too long, which leaves a discreet, but very positive experience. I personally like to enhance it with lemon or lime and, when I am sad, even honey. The only shortcoming that I find is that I think it is slightly underproofed.
Enjoyed this one a lot around the campfire last summer. Just bought my 2nd bottle.
For its price and all the hype around it, I find this rum quite overrated. It is bit harsh and I find similar but much more pleasant (and chaper too!) rums like Plantation Guatemala or Kraken.
If you have sweeter tastes, or friends who reject drinking neat spirits, then Ron Zacapa is for you. Ron Zacapa Solera 23 is certainly a sweet rum, but has more than enough flavor to back it up.
A great and dependable rum. Always enjoyable and easy to come across.
Ret sød, og ganske udemærket, men uden den store dybde og fylde, anelse sprittet.
I find it to be sweet and the flavor somewhat flat. I expected a bit more out of it after having some other solera rums. Overall, a decent rum but probably not worth the price.
In terms of price / quality ration this is my overall winner so far. Straight, for some maybe a bit too sweet but still very good.
My first "expensive" rum that I tasted. Loved it and started my rum adventure from this. Since then I find it still has a good taste, but it's too sharp.
rhum de type hispanique on retrouve la douceur. Il y a aussi un côté boisé.
Très complexe et agréable à déguster
Like this 1 much better, than the 15, this is the rum for me where the rum journey started whitout coke, with dark chocolate really nice for sipping
I've just started drinking rum (rum and coke isnt counting) and rz was very good and easy for me as a beginner.
This one made me interested in trying more of what the world of rum has to offer:)
23 Jahre Fasslagerug. Sehr guter Geschmack. Sipping Rum
If you live in Canada then this is likely the smoothest rum you can buy.
Exceptionally smooth with a fairly sweet aftertaste. At $80 a bottle you would be crazy to mix this.
My second favourite sipping rum after Diplomatico Reserve/
I just finished my first bottle of this and I am impressed. This is an easy drinker with a nice finish. Yes it's not a 23 year old but for $70 CAD I was satisfied and will buy again
Een rum die jarenlang exclusief was voor de eigenaren van de distilleerderij, een lang bewaakt recept die nu opnebaar is gemaaky zodat iedereen deze prachtige rum mag proeven!
Het rijpingsproces is uniek van deze rum en geeft deze haar karakteristieke eigenschappen, na distillatie wordt de rum overgegoten in Amerikaanse eikenhouten vaten om te rusten en te rijpen. Dit gebeurt in Bodegas op een hoogte van maar liefst 2,5 kilometer boven NAP waar de temperaturen laag zijn zodat er een minimale hoeveelheid van de kostbare rum ten koste gaat aan verdamping. Door dit proces is het mogelijk dat de rum voor de ontzettend lange periode van 23 jaar kan rijpen.
De donkerbruine amberkleur van de rum wordt omringd door mooie afgeronde aroma’s en het smakenpalet is zo ontzettend complex en gevarieerd, maar tegelijkertijd ook elegant en prachtig in balans gebracht.
Expert en kenners zijn er over eens dat deze rum behoort tot de top, sommigen durven zelfs te stellen dat dit de beste rum is ter wereld. Ron Zacapa Centenario 23 Year heeft dan ook de nodige prijzen gewonnen die zijn reputatie kracht bijzetten;
Was expecting more from a 23 year old rum. Wouldn't buy this again. There are way better rums out there for much less
De sabor intenso, para mi gusto muy invasivo sobre todo por que se toma en las rocas
It tastes really good, but I thought it would be sort of mind-blowing. Glad I got it as a present. I would rather drink a rum that is less known instead of paying for the name.
This is an excellent rum. It runs a little on the sweet side. So, if that's not your preference you may not enjoy it as much.
It's a complex taste with vanilla, some spice and a bit of oak. The color is very caramel and the body has good legs.
The nose is a bit to medical/alcoholic and this is what I find Zacapa Solera 23's weakness. It also affects the aftertaste a bit.
It's also a beautiful bottle, although I'd trade that for ugly if it were $10 less expensive.
Reading other reviews there are complaints about just how aged it really is. I don't know and don't care. I do know how smooth it is and that's what counts. Perhaps Zaya is a bit smoother but it lacks the complexity and full body of Zacapa.
Money aside, if I have to pick only 1 bottle of rum for my "last meal" Zacapa Solera 23 is going to be 1 of the top 3 I'll be choosing from.
I’ve downgraded this from a 9 to an 8. As I’ve sampled more, I’ve concluded the alcohol smell is higher than too many others. What once was a top five is now a secondary choice.
I love the Ron Zacapa Solera 23! I always keep a bottle in the cabinet and truly enjoy its flavor on the rock, straight up, or at times with coke. This one is truly a must try for yourself and form your own opinion on. For me, a great rum for a great price.
dont get me wrong, its still good one, smoothy with good descent, but after all i read, i expected something more. I couldnt find the sweetness while they said its one of the sweetest rums. on the other side, if i compare price and taste outcome, there are better, thats why giving 7, not 8.
like the other one said: Yes it tastes great. No it is not a genuine aged rum.
Ron Zacapa Centenario Solera 23 review by Mike at Ultimate Rum Guide
Ron Zacapa Solera 23 rum review by Peter from the Floating Rum Shack