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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.
Sure this is a nice rum.
But in this price range I would have expected something more of it.
Zacapa is very popular and indeed a very nice sipping rum and i'm sure I will buy a new bottle in the future, but it's not a must have rum for me.
I'm more curious for the big brother XO, so I will be testing a bottle of that soon.
A friend recommened this when I asked for a good representative for quality rums. Been drinking standard rums like bacardi and the cheaper variants of Captain Morgan before, mostly in drinks, but this is waaaaaay better!
In my taste this is just an overrated expensice mixer. It tastes of rum yes, but damn there's alot of spirit taste and nose in it aswell. Not my type of sipper, and when you cross 300dkkr then you're not in the mixer area anymore. Not if you ask me atleast.
Great taste (if not for the great spirit taste atleast) but expensive and just to mainstream.
very popular in good bars here in Slovakia but in this price range you should buy Plantation 20-th Anniversary XO instead. It is good sipper IMO.
I don´t really get this rum, everybody seems to love it! But i think it is just plane and boring. Not recommended. For near the same money you can get the Plantation Barbados Extra Old 20th Anniversary instead!
Un très bon rhum auquel j'attribue la même note que le XO.
Y'a du caramel, également de la vanille, c'est vrai mais pas seulement !
Il est épicé et subtil. Le nez est très agréable, pas alcooleux, il tient en bouche... C'est un grand rhum.
I liked this very much and I wish I could give it 7.5, it's just not quite an 8 in my book. The age and solera process gives it all the good flavor you want. I would never turn down the opportunity to drink it, but with limited space in my cabinet I would restock with something else.
This rum is probably a good base in a normal home. I was expecting more from Ron Zacapa Solera 23 but it delivers almost everything I have read about this product.
I bought a bottle and in view of the mixed reviews I wasn't sure what to expect. I did not find it smooth at first but after giving it a second shot I start really to enjoy it. The long flavour is sweet but not too sweet, with some flavours of vanilla, almond, chocolate, cacao. A very good rum imo !!
Exquisite rum experience, well worth the price (€50 - €55 at Carrefour stores near me). On the sweet side, but a perfectly balanced sweetness for many of us, with subtle flavours that intrigue. It's said that, while many low-price whiskies are quite satisfying when drunk straight, low-price or even medium-price rums are usually too rough to sip directly ... but in contrast, some high-price rums are better than any whisky, with levels of subtlety to rival great French wines, and giving a fullness of palate pleasure no whisky could ever rival. Ron Zacapa 23 is one of those rums you can use to argue this case. Wonderful.
Probably one of the sweetest rums I've tasted and incredibly smooth, not sure if it's as sweet as the Zaya. Was a little disappointed to learn the the colors and sweetness are added, but it is an overall pleasant rum to be sipping with it's vanilla and caramel tones.
Tried this while on honeymoon in Vanuatu last October. Been trying to get my hands on another bottle since.
I'm a long-time Bundaberg Rum drinker (have 150 bottles in the collection), as that rum dominates the market in Australia. I've tried 20-30 different Bundaberg Rum's, but this takes the cake.
If you are a rum drinker that likes their rum sweet...Then this is for you. Can drink neat, but I enjoyed it best with a mixer.
I rated it a 7, only because in my opinion it's not at that level to enjoy purely on a neat basis. None the less its a beautiful drinking rum.
A little too sweet for my liking, which leaves it a little unbalanced.
But as far as drinkability goes, its right up there. Very moreish, and if you are not careful, you end up finishing the bottle.
This rum is soft and full of flavor nuances. Lovely color and the scent is as soft as the taste . The taste of caramel and a bit of oak barrel is lovely. I think this one will sit on my shelf at any time.
sweet and good. Everybody know it, but hype around it is harassing. I vote for very similar, but a bit smoother and cheaper Diplomatico 12y.
Un rhum réputé, mais qui m'a déçu par rapport à ce que j'en attendais. Certes la qualité est là, le nez est discret, en bouche c'est la noisette, le caramel et un petit côté boisé sympa qui se révèle, mais ça manque un peu de complexité. Il est à noter qu'il se boit très très facilement, l'alcool est très discret. La longueur est moyenne; c'est un rhum qui plaira aux amateurs de rhum vieux ambrés, il assure le service minimal et délivre les saveurs qu'on est en droit d'attendre; mais par rapport à son prix, il ne tient pas la comparaison avec la concurrence dans sa gamme.
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