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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.
After trying the new Solera 23, I was disappointed. This rum is a shadow of its former greatness. No longer a 23 year old rum, it has been cheapened for mass production. The flavor profile used to be exquisite, now is just another rum in the market.
Peppery, but nice on the rocks. Nice choice though.
Nice sweet solera rum.
I was disappointed only because of all the great reviews I've read about Zacapa being the best rum ever. I thought it lacked the wonderful bouquet of Mount Gay Extra Old and although it was very good I still thought it wasn't as good as Mount Gay Extra Old.
In the field of smooth and very sweet rums zacapa 23 deserves its place. However the flavor experience is oddly similar but less intense than diplomatico reserva exclusiva. Flor de cana 12 and seales 10 offer even better alternatives for far less money. Zacapa got vanilla, caramel and cocoa but it clearly lacks the oak and leather aspects of more balanced rums.
One of the best wich I have tested. Absolutely soft, much flower, women's rum (woman sommelier). Very tasty, difficult and hard
Colore molto scuro, poco trasparente, poco intenso, profumo di banana cotta, aroma di cherry e marsala e ananas. Gusto dolce amaro.
Abbinare poco primo della fine del bicchiere con cioccolata al latte, meglio se aromatizzata all'ananas.
But for my palate something was missing. Still an very good rum and must be tried
But becoming a bit too common.
A smooth and sweet rum, perfect to introduce people to rum...it´s balanced, sweet and smooth.
En fin rom, uden at være kompleks.
Nose : sweet , caramel,sugar,nutty , spiced, oak
Taste: sweet , little bit alcoholic , caramel,sugar, honey, little bit fruity .
It´a good Rum ,not to sharp
not in my top 10 but in the top 20 ,and allways at home.
Great aroma. Just let it sit before sipping.
This is a sweet rum that makes it an easy entry to the World of rum. And somehow makes a standard to compare to, cause almost everybody knows it. But many People either love it or hate it. In Denmark it has become cheaper, and some People Think it's because it is cheaper produced=Lower quality. Some People know, it's because Diegao get so Big tax reductions in the US that they could give it away for free, and still earn money!
Just Yes! Don't dear pollute this, try straight up first in a good tasting glass then add a nice cube for a whole new variation on the nuances.
Very smooth and sweet full of toffee flavors
Like many of the better aged rums, this one has delicious caramel and molasses tasting notes with a hint of vanilla on the nose. The alcohol sneaks onto the palate to cut the sugar, exhibiting a mildly peppery finish. On the rocks, this rum expresses more sweetness than when served straight up. Served straight up, the alcohol is slightly more pronounced. Either way, this is a nicely balanced sipper.
Very nice and smoothe rum. A balanced sweetness with just a hint of dryness in the finish. Find it a bit overrated though.
En lidt overvurderet rom, efter min mening...
Min introduktion til rommens verden. Dejlig sød og ikke voldsomt sprittet. En fyldig rom der alligevel ikke er vildt kompleks. En rigtig dejlig all-around rom man ikke behøver tænke for meget over.
Rigtig god rom
Not quite as good as i had expected, maybe my expectations where to high. !!
Ron Zacapa Centenario Solera 23 review by Mike at Ultimate Rum Guide
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