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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
This is a fine blend with a lot of taste. Not to strong but with a nice touch of caramel.
Very nice if you combine it with a good cigar.
have a comparison with the Solera 23 and have to admit that the Solera is slightly better then this XO, at least to my taste buds, plus I get 2 bottles for the price of one, but still recommendable.
A great rum endeed and I really enjoy it, but compared to others in this pricerange it lacks a little in my oppinion.
Lett og varm å drikke. Drikker man en billigere rom og går over til denne kjenner man en vesentlig forskjell,men den varer ikke lenge. Altfor dyr i forhold til hva man får igjen for pengene,det finnes flere sorter som er like god og som koster under det halve. Pen flaske å ha i hyllen
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.
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.
"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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