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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
This was My First XO Rum. I decided that if you start to drink these category of rums you have to start with a highly recommended rum so you can compare with all the others you ever gonna drink. This Rum is stil one of my favorites and i was glad it was Zacapa XO who is still my example what is lovable and enjoyable and perfect RUM.
I found this rum to have a bit of a bite and the flavour from the cognac casks really comes through. Very enjoyable but not as smooth as some others I've tried (Dictator XO Insolent, English Harbour 1981, Ron Millonario XO Reserva Especial)
Nose is sweet and inviting. Note of vanilla and licorice. Taste is as sweet and smooth as the nose. Dark chocolate.
One word... great. Got it in Miami for 109$ ( jan 2016)
End of summer on a cruise ship, first time i drunk Zacapa XO. And I belive a long friendship just started. There might better and other ones, but always come back to this one.
Thick, sweet, beautifull sipping rum. Because of the high price i would rate the 23 a little higher though.
Ein Rum wie man es sich vorstellt. Etwas fruchtig, zarte Zitrusfrüchte und weich im Abgang. Er entwickelt sich toll im Mund und hält lange an. Close to perfection.
Nice, really nice sipping rum. Less sweet than Zacapa 23 which people often complain (slightly) about.
This is one my favorites to date. The caramel profile really stands out as well as banana and molasses. To say this is smooth is an understatement. It has a great, buttery consistency and great finish. If you have the opportunity to purchase a bottle, take it!
Een uitzonderlijke oude rum die heeft gerijpt in de bergen van Guatemala, deze Zacapa Centenario XO zet met haar hoogwaardige kwaliteit en vakmanschap een nieuwe standaard voor de ultra-premium rum.
Neus: Kalveren leer, bruine suiker, melasse, bourbon, hints van cederhout, pijptabak, fruit, chocolade en cognac boter.
Smaak: Absoluut geweldige intensiteit met golven van zachte bruine suiker, toffee, kruidig eiken, ceder en pijptabak.
Finish: Lange, verwarmende finish in zoete, zachte specerijen.
Es para mi una obra maestra mas fino q zacapa 23 y es mucho decir en nariz nueses,miel,chocolate,vainilla,madera, humo.suave como la cedas,bien balanceado y un final glorioso,de lo mejor q he probado.
Very good rim but not too far from the 23 yr solera.
Le meilleur rhum que j'ai bu jusqu'ici. Saveurs et aromes sont complexes. Melange de miel, caramel, vanille et fut de chêne Il ressemble beaucoup au 23 solera. Je le conseille a tous.
Complex with a long after taste. Great with a cigar. A little pricey however the packaging is very classy. This rum is worth the price.
Smooth and delicious, very nice bottle. Not too sweet, wonderful slightly spicy aftertaste makes this rum delicious...
Smooth, soft and flavorful. A tad less sweet than Zacapa 23 but a fuller body. One ice cube only or skip the ice altogether. Who needs high end single malt scotch when you have a rum this good?
Love this as a sipping rum many very faint nuances of flavors make each glass memorable, great for special occasions.
A wonderful rum....Great Balance between Great Taste and nice Burn afterwards.
Per ora il mio preferito, c'è anche da dire che è il più costoso che abbia comprato, dolce e morbido al palato gusto persistente assolutamente da avere un collezione
Ron Zacapa XO surpasses his little brother the Solera 23. It is awesomely smooth und a great deal. I dont think, this is a must have, but it tastes great and you should at least try it once.
Comes with rich body and flavours. Always an enjoyment when drunk. One of my top ten.
One of the best rum!!!
Zacapa centenario rum sistema solera from guatemala is 25years old! Maybe the my fauvorite rum
fantastic balance of color, flavor, smell... Hard to find better when sipping from fine crystal!
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