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Ron Zacapa XO Rum is produced in the highlands of Guatemala where it is distillled from fresh cane juice. The rum is then aged from 6 to 23 years at 7544 feet above sea level at 62 °F (17 °C) using the solera process. The solera aging process incorporates barrels that previously held American whiskeys, sherries, wines and Cognac
The unique Ron Zacapa XO glass decantur features an impression of a woven band around the middle, which is in reference to the original hand woven palm leaf petate bottle cover that covered the bottle
I'm not getting a huge amount of complexity. As this is pretty expensive in the UK you would expect a lot more when spending this kind of money.
It is a very nice rum and if you can get it for around £60 ( and I was lucky to get it doe this) go for it but as it's generally available around £85 or more than there are better rums around that price mark and much better for even less than that.
They have done a good job with the packaging and I truly love the decanter bottle but it's a shame that it is not reflected in the contents. It's just too close to the 23 in flavour profile which doesn't warrant almost double the price.
This rum is so different from the rest if the Zacapa family. Heavier, it does not have the classic alcohol aftertaste. Love it.
Købte en på vej hjem fra en forretningsrejse som gik mindre godt.
Denne rom reddede hele turen og faktisk også efterfølgende weekend.
Det er stadig den bedste jeg har smagt og der er altid en i min samling.
Excellent taste throughout and with an exceptional finish. The presentation and packaging is great, well worth the money if you can find it
I'm not sure if I've built XO up too much in my mind before tasting, but I don't love it. Surely it's a top rum, nice mix of spice and sweet with long lingering finish and strong apricot notes. There's no doubt I'll drink the XO again and would suggest others try it as well - but to me lacks the complexity of other top rums and is slightly too heavy for my palate.
First of all.. The bottle.. I´m a sucker for nice bottles.. This one tingles my nervs.. It beautiful..
Nose : Nothing at all to complain about.. Nice dark tone to the smell.
Taste : The thickness of the taste.. It totally fills your mouth almost like drinking sirup..
Finish : A long and strong finish all the tones fade away apart from each other and opens up in your mouth.. Perfection in a bottle..
I must say that i was surpriced when i tried this one out.. Since my first Zacapa was the awful Solera 23 i didn´t have any hopes up.. But a friend of mine had a few bottles and he told me to buy one cheap.. If i did´t like it i could always sample the rest of the bottle he told me.. Well.. One zip and i realised that i would never sample a drop from that bottle and hide it when we had guests.. ;)
Haven't had to chance to taste every rum out there, but for the moment this is my favorite
I love the bottle and the rum is top notch. I would drink the Zacapa 23 for half the price, but this is a must have for speical ocassions... like Saturdays.
like a huge cognac crown on a bourbon's muscular body, and man's skin lotion.
It's good but for this price you could get 3 bottles of significantly better rum.
The extra aging in Cognac barrels adds a new complexity to the rum. Sipping it neat now and loving the long finish.
I think of this rum like water through divine hands. It is incredibly smooth and I would say the best I have had to date. I find it hard to justify the cost over Zacapa 23 at 2x the cost, but it is superb.
Excepțional.. Nu cred că există o descriere a acestui rom aproape perfect. Un rom deosebit. Prețul reflectă calitatea acestei delicatese. Recomand oricând și pentru oricine straight sau on the rocks.
Cloyingly sweet, hot, syrup, banana, stone fruit, burnt caramel. The finish saves it somewhat; hot goes to warm and hangs around for a nice fruity ending.
Color is so dark it screams added caramel.
Sugar-26g and it taste like at least that much.
I found this rum will in Ixtapa with a friend that came from Guatemala. It is the best rum to date that I have found. I'm still looking that's why it didn't get a 10.
The bottle has been changed to a simpler but still elegant bottle however we are here to talk about what's inside. Zacapa is a well balanced smooth and pretty good rum. I say pretty good because in terms of rum it's crafted the ideal typical rum. You got some allspice going in but in terms of everything else it's a standard rum that has been immaculately conceived. It's not super complex like the likes of Bumbu, Thomas Tew ect. It's a step above the normal. There is a rum called "Motu". It's 20$ a bottle and tastes very similar to R.Z. XO. The only real difference being a sweeter ending where zacapa is a drier ending. All it in all if you think of the typical rum flavor that's about what you have with zacapa. It's by no means bad, I just enjoy the atypical stuff most than your oak-vanilla, spice rums. I do think it's out of it's price range though. I paid 50$ at a duty free store for it and that was a steal but having tasted it I know several other similar tasting rums that can compete with this guy for a much lesser cost. Motu, Cockspur specifically. It's an 8 rum but it's smoothness and attention to detail make me give it a 9.
my first Zacapa...it's not my favourite but under the top 5
Wow..the rum gods gave us a gift...its rare I drink rum straight..but with this, there is no other way...best rum ive tried..perfect balance.. perfection in liquid form..
A good strong rum. Un très bon rhum Zacapa, mais pour moin cher, je crois que le 23 Solera est presque pareil.
Ce rhum de tres grande qualite .c un rhum a avoir pour tout collectionneur.assez ducre il est tres equilibre et assez long en bouche.tres doux sa finale sur le pruneau est excellente.ce rhum est un peu sur l alcool ce qui raviera certains connaisseurs.belle bouteille et tres beau coffret tout noir.note 9.1.
The first impression is that you have a quality product in your hand. Nice box, beautiful bottle and what about the nice color of this divine liquid.
This rum is really smooth, not too alcoholic with an ideal afterburn.
Well balanced with a good aftertaste.
Added on my wishlist !
Rund i smak, inte spritig, lagom söt... Nästan komplett..
There is many a rum I like, Plantation Barbados 20th Anniversary, El Dorado 21, 15 and more. This just pips them all in my opinion. Amazing complexity and perfect balance. Every time I drink another rum I compare it to this. Def head and shoulders above the Zacapa 15 and surpasses the 23
Ron Zacapa is one of the best i taste. Just pure.
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