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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 thought the XO was good. It won't crack my top 3 or even top 5...but it was tasty, nonetheless. Definitely has that RZ spice to it, but smoother than the RZ 23 and not as sweet. Has a nice balance of sweet and spice. Burnt caramel corn, spice and orange preserves. Tasted a hint of tobacco at the front of the palette, which means it'll will probably pair well with a cigar. Medium finish. Lots of vanilla and oak wafting from the glass while it decanted. Overall I give it an 8, but it's closer to 7.5 due to it's spicy after burn. Will reach for it again, if offered to me...but doubt I'd buy a bottle.
I dont care about the general opinion of second edition vs first edition. This is still a decent glass. I drank this in a direct comparison with the 2003 XO version.
Seemed a bit more strong on the alcohol, and not quite as soft.
Nose: I find caramalised nuts, roasted fruits and toffee
Taste: I find caramel, toffe and a some sweetness, but its a bit more forward when it comes to alcohol.
A decent rum, but somehow Im not totally excited.. I can find better in this pricerange.
drikkelig, lidt for meget til den søde side, ville hellere bruge pengene på Etiqette Negra
Taste this and you will pretty much have the textbook example of what an excellent rum should taste like. But to me it doesn't have that special character which will make you remember it long after the bottle is empty.
A sin to mix this with anything except ice or maybe a splash of water. Mellow and smooth.
Endring it. .......
Awful. Expensive nonesense. Questionable age statement, flavour and morals
This is my second favorite
A very good rum indeed. Smooth, not overly sweet with a nice and slightly dry complex finish. Let it breath a bit in the glass, to open up the palate. My tastebuds are missing a little something at the price point though.
Rigtig god rom
Tydelig i familie med rz23, bare lidt tungere og mere kompleks i duft og smag, men ikke noget som i sig selv gør den bedre.
Fantastisk lækker rom
I first tried this rum in a restaurant in Poland. It was served on a tray with two Zacapa glasses. In the first glass was the Zacapa rum and the second was turned upside down so the rim was against the napkin on the tray and contained cinnamon smoke. The general idea was to put the smoke glass on top of the rum glass and let the smoke flavour the rum for a while and then pour the rum into the smoke glass.
Although this seemed like a bit of a gimic, it did produce an interesting flavour.
I picked up a bottle of this to add to my collection and it is an amazing rum, sweet, smooth, toffee, with hints of spice. It is slightly better than the Zacapa Solera 23 year, but probably not different enough to justify having both if on budget.
the packing and 'very charming recalling bottles of old cognac, and' just tied to what 'creates a high expectation within see it.Il product comes with a nice bright color of old gold, the smell that is perceived and' immediately and sweet with hints of vanilla and a hint of alcohol and mild and not by disorder, are perceived in the mouth of the notes of molasses and caramel but overall interesting. The final and 'soft just like a cognac, but sadly not' long as you expect.
i love it.... i have a bottle NOT SOLERA
Nase: Schokolade, Holz, Karamell, Rauch
Gaume: süß, Holz, Schokolade und etwas"Honig"?
Die Aromen sind mild und unaufdringlich. Das Gesamtbild passt.
God rom med en betydelig bedre duft og smag end 23'eren, dog synes Jeg også, at denne har en tendens, ligesom 23'eren, til at blive lidt kedelig i længden.
Ikke en genkøber.
This is so good!
Too close to the cheaper Cask 23 version to warrant the higher price. Zacapa overall is a good rum to get people hooked on rum - very drinkable, tasty, but not a ton of complexity. Definitely looks good on the bar and as a gift though.
Even so, I like it when I just want to sit back, toss back, and not have to think about it.
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