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Ron Zacapa 23 Solera rum

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.

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Posted almost 5 years ago by Christian from United States with 10 ratings

Sweet spices on the nose, finishes a bit harsh on the throat.

Posted almost 5 years ago by Marc from Netherlands with 30 ratings

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.

Posted almost 5 years ago by DUJ from France with 18 ratings

Teneur en alcool assez forte en bouche, je prefere les rhums plus doux.

Posted almost 5 years ago by EW71 from Sweden with 8 ratings

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!

Posted almost 5 years ago by Ivan Olesen from Denmark with 3 ratings

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.

Posted about 5 years ago by Matiozo from Slovakia with 11 ratings

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.

Posted about 5 years ago by Robin from Sweden with 1 rating

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!

Posted about 5 years ago by Stephane from France with 53 ratings

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.

Posted about 5 years ago by Marty from United States with 103 ratings

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.

Posted about 5 years ago by Andrew from United States with 3 ratings

The rum could be better. There is a bit of an after taste. I guess that it may be good for a ixer

Posted about 5 years ago by Jonny Olsson from Sweden with 162 ratings

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.

Posted about 5 years ago by taz.c from France with 84 ratings

A avoir gouté au moins une fois...
très sympa, avec un petit coté cognac très plaisant!!!

Posted about 5 years ago by Stephan from Canada with 14 ratings

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 !!

Posted about 5 years ago by Benjamin from France with 12 ratings

Un de mes premiers rhums. Assez sec comparé à bcp de rhum liquoreux. Des arômes très subtils. A avoir dans on bar !

Posted about 5 years ago by Beneluxor from Belgium with 15 ratings

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.

Posted about 5 years ago by Dan from Canada with 9 ratings

Has a wonderful caramel taste. Enjoyed with cola. It is one of my favourite rums

Posted about 5 years ago by Gareth from Curacao with 93 ratings

Its a nice deep balanced rum. Blend from 5 to 23 years

Posted about 5 years ago by Eanousa from United States with 54 ratings

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.

Posted about 5 years ago by Mikey from Germany with 6 ratings

Great sipping rum with tastes of tobacco, chocolate and molasses.

Posted about 5 years ago by NickTheGreek from Australia with 18 ratings

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.

Posted about 5 years ago by Mike from United States with 2 ratings

This is simply one of the best aged rums on the market!

Posted about 5 years ago by Kent Nepper from Denmark with 3 ratings

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.

Posted about 5 years ago by hyenik from Czech Republic with 110 ratings

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.

Posted about 5 years ago by Fred from France with 13 ratings

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.