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Ron Zacapa XO rum

Ron Zacapa XO

Guatemala | Aged

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

8.6/10 (691 ratings)
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Posted over 4 years ago by Mr.B from United Kingdom with 70 ratings

​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.


Posted over 1 year ago by Joola69 from United States with 2659 ratings

Rum tasting with my good buddy in Hamburg included Zacapa XO. Very high end bottle and label design. Dark mahogany color. Plenty of oak and a massive amount of added sugar to the nose and palate when neat sipped. Strong and dry burn at the end.


Posted over 1 year ago by Hector from United States with 35 ratings

Smooth and balanced, Nose: sweet aromas of dried apricots, vanilla, coconut, oak, chocolate,
citrus fruits and sherry. A rich and warm palette, a great sipping Rum, a little on the expensive side.


Posted over 1 year ago by Rum Butler from Australia with 3 ratings

Even though I am a relative newcomer to premium Rum, I can still appreciate quality and complexity in a beverage. For me, the experience of this rum definitely starts with the colour. The way it catches the light in both the bottle and a glass is stunning; bringing out deep, amber tones. The nose is strong with vanilla and oak, and a hint of alcohol. I very much enjoyed several minutes of nosing this prior to tasting. It is not overly sweet, which is important to myself in a rum. The initial taste is complex, but perhaps the oak does dominate a little. The length on the palate is good, and the complexity really opens up as the oak and vanilla dissipate a little. It's very, very smooth. Easy to drink and enjoyable. Highly recommend. Personally, the bottle in which it comes in Australia is a little cheap looking and clumsy to pour from (it is different than the bottle shown for reference on this site). But that, along with the vanilla overpowering some of the more subtle flavours, are the only minor negatives, that take it from a 9 to an 8 rating.


Posted over 1 year ago by roberto.azores from Portugal with 47 ratings

Smoothest than 23 Solera, but less presence of sherry.
Good finish. Maybe a litte more sweet than 23 Solera.

For me, very similar to 23 Solera.... I think the price difference does not pay off, but it is highly recommended if you find it with a good price.

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Posted over 1 year ago by filovo from Czech Republic with 181 ratings

dovolím si použít intro od @hunteromario
Zacapa XO, nebo celým názvem Ron Zacapa XO Solera Gran Reserva Especial, je směs rumů starých 6 až 25 let, zrající metodou solera. Nenechte si tedy od heuréky ani e-shopů namluvit, že se jedná o rum pětadvacetiletý. Konečné zrání probíhá v sudech po koňaku, předtím jsou použity sudy po bourbonu i po sherry Pedro Ximénez. Zraje v nadmořské výšce okolo 2200 metrů nad mořem. Jediný rozdíl mezi Zacapa 23 a Zacapa XO je tak v oněch dvou letech navíc v sudech po koňaku. A pak už jen v lepší prezentaci balení a více než dvojnásobné ceně. A vlastně ještě v malé drobnosti, v horší vůni i chuti...
Alkohol: 40 %
Původ: Guatemala

bohatá vůně, lehce alko v nosu
sladší z počátku ale lehce štiplavější konec s kořením

celkově jsem čekal lepší počin. asi klasická solera 23 lepší poměr cena výkon


Posted over 1 year ago by Karenseviltwin from Norway with 2 ratings

Smoother than the 23, and not as many flavours, but I do love it


Posted over 1 year ago by Cory from Australia with 27 ratings

It's slightly more complicated than the 23 but really not worth the $$. I wouldn't buy another bottle. But I enjoyed it none the less


Posted over 1 year ago by SDV85 from Netherlands with 1 rating

Incredible smooth and sublime depth in flavor. Sweet and silky feel to the tongue. Don't mix this one but sip in a nice tumbler glass and no ice.


Posted at Hale Pele over 1 year ago by Engwild from United States with 153 ratings

The 23 and the XO are about the same level, why spend more.


Posted over 1 year ago by Natan from Israel with 15 ratings

It’s a great Ron. I still prefer the zacapa 23 but this one is a piece of art!!