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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
Now this is some good stuff
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.
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.
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..
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 !
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.
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 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"
"The nose is sweet, dark chocolate with bursts of sweet citrus notes."
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