Zaya Gran Reserva 12-Year rum

Zaya Gran Reserva 12-Year

Trinidad and Tobago | Aged | 40.0% ABV | Column Still (5+) Distilled

Zaya Gran Reserva Rum is a blend of molasses-based rums distilled in a five-column still and aged in white oak barrels for up to 12 years.

Zaya rum was initially distilled by Industrias Licoreras de Guatemala in Guatemala. The brand was acquired in 2008 by Infinium Spirits and is now produced in Trinidad and distilled by Angostura.

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NutterSipper 🇺🇸 | 20 ratings
Posted over 5 years ago

This rum is NOT to be confused with 12year old Zaya that existed before. It is a recipe that blends 12 "aged" rums. Sneaky, sneaky. I believe most of the reviewers that rated it very highly, probably may be referring to the 12 year old, but the new one has much "room to improve". Just grab some corn syrup, some alcohol and make it thin enough and there you have your current Zaya. The rum is barely passable on the rocks, so I update my rating by 1 point. These guys seem to be milking the success of their previous recipe and deceiving people which is why I give it a 2 = 1 for deceiving folks but 1 more because it barely passes on the rocks.

nimrodrose 🇮🇱 | 7 ratings
Posted over 8 years ago

good Trinidad taste

Tito Jackson 🇺🇸 | 28 ratings
Posted over 8 years ago

This belongs in everyone's rum collection. A well balanced rum with enough difference to make it stand out from the others.
I've only had the bottle from Trinidad, not from Guatemala.

Njia 🇺🇸 | 5 ratings
Posted over 8 years ago

Who needs cola when sipping on Zaya Gran Reserva? Vanilla and caramel are the dominant tasting notes as others have described. I also detect the hints of orange on the nose and I think a bit of melting ice brings it out. The sweetness is very pronounced, but as an after dinner drink, would be a great alternative to sherry. This is a magnificent rum.

elmo0823 🇺🇸 | 17 ratings
Posted over 8 years ago

On the rocks or straight up

Arowbal 🇺🇸 | 31 ratings
Posted almost 9 years ago

This is my favorite rum so far. It is great for sipping at room temp, sweet with no bite. For the price, this is the best value rum I've found.

Chuck 🇺🇸 | 10 ratings
Posted almost 9 years ago

Vanilla, floral, great finish

Distiller Evan 🇺🇸 | 30 ratings
Posted 9 years ago

Never go wrong with that Rum neat or on the rocks.

Chris 🇺🇸 | 27 ratings
Posted 9 years ago

enjoy this cold

JIsurfer 🇺🇸 | 17 ratings
Posted 9 years ago

This is another favorite of mine, almost on the same level as Diplomatico. This was my first top shelf rum, so it's safe to say it got me interested in the world of rum. It's very smooth, almost no burn, and hints of caramel, vanilla, and oak.

Trini Yank 🇹🇹 | 41 ratings
Posted 9 years ago

Nice as a dessert rum, very sweet (heavy vanilla in particular) and smooth. Can't have more than one or two, though. Can taste the Trini/Angostura influence through and through, as this is basically 1919 with more vanilla and a bit more oak.




Brand Details

Name: Gran Reserva 12-Year
Company: Zaya
Type: Aged
Distillation: Column Still (5+)
ABV: 40.0%
Aged: 12

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