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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.
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!
Among the top rums in the world enjoy neat or on the rocks by the pool on a tropical night
If you already like the Ron Zacapa 23 Solera or Black Label, you will definitely enjoy this one. Even if you didn't, you will probably enjoy the Ron Zacapa XO.
Among the best in my book, sweet and smooth with a lasting taste. Worth every penny.
Big brother of the Solera 23. Not sure the jump in quality justifies the jump in price, but certainly a nice rum. A bit less sweet than the Solera 23, more complex taste and subtle flavours.
I just have the impression, that the older versions where a tad better.
You Need to taste the old rum (bottles before 2013) the Company was sold, and now it has a Commercial taste, available on alle Airports of the world. it's a pitty, but still great, complex.
Lots of flavours, incredibly smooth. Hardly any burn at all, my favourite sweet/sugared rum.
Would have loved to try it without the added sugar, as I believe the rum could actually be good!
Can't really add much to what's been said before. It's a high quality sipping rum that is a joy to savour.
Greatly smooth (with decent burn on tongue), fantastic bottle. But I choose 23y (or Diplomatico) for twice lower price and almost same adventure.
This is a great rum. Smooth, not too sweet and still has a good kick.
Have tried various caribean rums and can't find anything near as good.
Very nice Amber Colour. Smell of caramel banana and vanilla. Open 5/10 min before drinking Very smooth when you drink it and then becomes really balanced and complex. Small notes of spices on the finish
It is more rum than the 23 year but I think the difference in price is to much between the two. Still a very good rum
Sweet scent, very balanced taste with only a hint of sweetness and a warm full-bodied complex taste. Zacapa is hyped but the hype is largely justified. A great rum.
Forse il top tra gli Zacapa?
Il distacco dai precedenti 15,16, 23 anni è tanto e si sente.
C'è sempre la paura di trovarsi a bere un prodotto intasato dal caramello, disgrazia di alcune annate precedenti, ma, in questa espressione dello Zacapa ci si salva.
Dolce e caramello molto ben bilanciati. Sia al naso che in bocca.
Finale molto lungo e persistente. Caldo.
Da gustare a lungo e con pause.
Molto "appetitoso" e migliora col tempo e l'ossigenazione.
Si può abbinare a cioccolate varie, anche se si rischia di coprirne i sapori "nascosti".
Non eccessivamente complesso, è comunque un prodotto che strizza l'occhio al grande pubblico.
Forse il Re dei rum "commerciali"?
This is about $90-$100 at the stores around here, it's definitely worth it and it's on my top 5 list of best runs I ever had.. Not as sweet as the Plantation XO but the flavor it has can not be matched anywhere else, i love this rum but it's just so damn expensive you might want to save this for those "special occasions"
Ron Zacapa XO rum review by Everyday Drinking
Ron Zacapa XO rum tasting notes by Gear Patrol
Ron Zacapa XO rum review by The Ultimate Rum Guide