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SlowRain

Posted 14 Jul '13 from Taiwan, Republic Of China with 33 ratings

I know the sweetness is a criticism of this rum, so something a little bit less sweet can be recommended, too. However, I'm looking for something equally smooth. So...

If someone likes Zacapa 23, what other rums might you suggest?

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zellrom

From France with 24 ratings Replied 21 Jul '13

Hello SlowRain, if you like very sweet rums, I will recommend the centenario, 20 or 30 years. In fact, most of solera rums are smooth, like the santa teresa 1796 for example.

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Andy (PREMIUM)

From United States with 110 ratings Replied 29 Jul '13

Hey SlowRain - I'm a lover of the sweet rums as well!

Zaya, Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva, and Santa Teresa (as Zellrom said) are some of my favorites and on the sweeter side.

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RhumsTeq

From France with 32 ratings Replied 2 Dec '13

The Arcane Extraroma rum is also sweet and surprising, really fruitful.
One very good rum, less sweet than solera rums but easy to drink never the less, is the El Dorado 15 years old rum. More loaded with wood flavors comes then the Pusser's British Navy 15 years old. Both of these rums are good ones to get introduced to 'real' aged rums.

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forrest loftis

From United States with 13 ratings Replied 26 Feb '14

As a sipping rum, Zacaya has absolutely no advantage over Zaya, Pyrat, Diplomatico. I am sipping El Dorado , 15 year presently and it's delicious cut with a finger of mountain spring water and a lime twist. This bottle is a gift but I would never buy it because why pay 50.00 for a sipping rum and have to cut it to avoid the after burn. I don't need to cut either of the others and they go down smooth. Is there something about my throat causing this ? Who knows ? I have read that Zacaya and Zaya originated in the same distillery

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Giuseppe

From Italy with 33 ratings Replied 1 Mar '14

you can try to drink a great rum, the Samaroli, is most expensive than zacapa, has sweetness but at the same time force, hints of spices

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forrest loftis

From United States with 13 ratings Replied 13 Mar '14

Does anyone have direct knowledge of whether Zaya 12 year and Zacaya are connected in any way. I have read this several times.

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SlowRain

From Taiwan, Republic Of China with 33 ratings Replied 21 Jul '14

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DJM

From Canada with 11 ratings Replied 25 Jul '14

zaya if you like zacapa you will absolutely love zaya

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SlowRain

From Taiwan, Republic Of China with 33 ratings Replied 26 Sep '15

zellrom and Andy hit the nail on the head with Santa Teresa 1796. It's very similar to Zacapa 23. There's only one small problem. I've been ruined by R.L. Seale's 10-year.

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Geno

From Canada with 30 ratings Replied 4 Jan '16

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Nathan Hevenstone (PREMIUM)

From United States with 27 ratings Replied 4 Jan '16

Ever heard of Kaniche? If you're a sweet-lover, that's a great one. I have the XO and adore it.

http://www.rumratings.com/brands/1344-kaniche-xo?review_id=13705

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Jrtorres

From Puerto Rico with 34 ratings Replied 6 Jan '16

Zafra Maestro Reserva 21 es menos dulce y un excelente ron

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Miguel

From Dominican Republic with 14 ratings Replied 5 Feb '16

There is a new Brugal, Leyenda, that I recommend for those who like sweet rums

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Herman (PREMIUM)

From United States with 95 ratings Replied 12 Apr '16

I would also throw Plantation 20th Anniversary into the mix. It is definitely my favorite.

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Geno

From Canada with 30 ratings Replied 12 Apr '16

totally agree, my fav as well along with clement xo, but that is a totally different taste.

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Derek

From Canada with 12 ratings Replied 21 Apr '16

If you can find Cartavio XO from Peru... you will not be disappointed! A beautiful solera 18. Pyrat is good value... El Dorado 15 as well. Yummy!

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