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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.
Actually the Zacapa Solera 23 was the first premium rum I ever tried and it got me totally hooked.
A few years and rums later I can still recommend this one to everybody willing to enlarge their cabinet. It is just a high quality product and very enjoyable. I often use it as a benchmark.
A great spirit to introduce your friends to rum by the way ;-)
Love it neat. But that isn't an option to choose below...
Un rhum qui trahit la tutelle du cognac dès le premier nez et pas n'importe lequel, car le Zacapa est élevé en fût qui a vu grandir du cognac français. C'est dans cet opulent héritage que grandissent les rhums de la maison Zacapa mais en solera, toujours. Et c'est bien grâce à ce process typiquement espagnol, répandu en amérique centrale, que la bouteille peut arborer fièrement un âge de 23 ans. Mais le résultat n'en reste pas moins délectable avec un nez vanillé passant en bouche par le caramel.
Le rhum Zacapa Solera 23 est une valeur sûre, bien calibrée qui ravira tous les palais. Néanmoins pour un rhum affichant 23 années de maturation au compteur, l'amateur averti sera vite déçu par le manque de complexité de cette liqueur.
There's a tremendous density of expression in this rum, and thus it's huge reputation. One can not escape the sense this rum was handled with great care from start to finish. It excels in every area, and stands as proof Solera blending is ideal for rum. I find this rum ideal neat, not gaining when consumed over ice.
I always buy it coming back to Canada at duty free. Great deal at $40 /L. I don't mix this one for sure. Nice to sip like a good scotch.
Excellent rum. Interesting aging and blending process produces a very rich flavor.
It's exactly what you expect a good rum to taste like, it's strange... I took a chance reading all the reviews, bought a bottle, it's as good as they say. Quite a feat for a commercially available rum. It doesn't dethrone my favorites, because nothing beats personality, but it tastes like something Disney would create to fit the perfect description of what rum should be, a little scary, almost Star Trek replicator like.
It's very drinkable, has a slight initial spiciness, which I like, followed by a slightly sweet & oily aftertaste, which I'm not so keen on. Probably one of the better rums more commonly found in bars.
This is definitely an "always drinkable" rum, nothing what you can do wrong with it, a nice and sweet sipper.
its a realy nice sipping rum
Nice Rum at a good price, great straight, but not so pricey as to cause guilt when mixing with a splash of diet coke
Very Nice Smooth rum,
This rum is always a good go to.
Un des meilleurs de ma collection.
One of the best of my collection
Dans mon top 5 des rhums !
Il fait parti de mon top 5, parfait représentant des rhums élevés en solera. Son léger piquant en bouche le démarque des classiques Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva, Opthimus 21 ou Centenario 20 ou 30.
Great Solera Rum style. Perfect for sipping. Very popular in the rum culture and something to try.
Ron zacapa Solera 23 is a wonderful and sweet dark rum. It has some nice vanilla flavours as well as caramel. I love it!
Yum the rum thats started my journey into rum
One of the best rums out there in my opinion. Has a good combination of smoky and sweet. Great sipper. Great with a cigar as well.
Great tasting, easy, smooth sippable rum! Not too spicy, not rubbery.
Smooth elegant bourbon and grape scent with a spicy taste with tones of butterscotch and chocolate in the background. Very endurant aftertaste, really stays with you. Top class !!!!
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