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Ron Zacapa 23 Solera rum

Ron Zacapa 23 Solera

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Guatemala | Aged | 40% ABV | Column Still (1-4) Distilled

Ron Zacapa 23 Solera Rum was created in 1976 in the highlands of Guatemala, where it is distilled in a copper-lined column still from fresh cane juice before solera aging.

The 500 year-old Spanish Sistema Solera method is used to age Ron Zacapa 23 in white oak casks. This results in a combination of rums aged between 6 and 23 years.

The current Ron Zacapa 23 bottle features a woven band around the middle, which is in reference to the original hand woven palm leaf petate bottle cover that covered the bottle.

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2273 Ron Zacapa 23 Solera Ratings

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eddieo 🇺🇸 | 107 ratings
Posted over 5 years ago

This is perfect on pancakes during your bottomless brunch. Fine flambeed on your bananas foster. A great first sip of a Guatemalan industrial spirit, or even dark rum (C'mon, ween yrslf off that Kraken or whatever Myer's / Gosling's candy you like).

If you want dementia, drink a lot of sugar. The 23 Solera is a fine vehicle for this poison.

Benjamin 🇫🇷 | 57 ratings
Posted over 8 years ago

Have to taste it again coz the bottle I tasted it from had a problem (tasted in a bar).

Funny nose for a rum. Nose of gin (genepi aromas). Berries with hints of mocha and caramel.

Short medium finish dominated by alcohol vapors and spiced flavors.

Jojitos 🇨🇦 | 6 ratings
Posted over 2 years ago

If this were 30$ a bottle I’d give it a 7…. But at 80$ CAD a bottle I was expecting a much more balanced rum. This is very harsh especially compared to some cheaper counterparts (Havana Club 7 years for example)

Worth a taste but disappointing in my opinion….

Case 🇬🇧 | 15 ratings
Posted 10 years ago

One of my first experiences of rum, chosen due to the immense hype and advertising. It sure tastes good and is so sweet as to offer an easy introduction into the rum world for beginners. Only later did I learn that there is no regulation whatsoever in rum production, resulting in some shady business practices. The color of this rum comes from food coloring - necessary because it is mostly made from young rums. Unlike other rums which state the age of the youngest rum in the mix, this states the age of the oldest - of which anyone with business sense would not add more than a few drops of. And while I haven't found any proof of it, comparison with other rums makes it seem likely that Zacapa is sweetened a bit to arrive at the level of sweetness it has.

Wolfe Tone 🇳🇱 | 124 ratings
Posted over 2 years ago

It's all been said before, but this is not even close to 23 years old, it's coloured and sweetened and you pay for the marketing gimmick.

Other than that, it's drinkable, but way too sweet and one-dimensional for me.

Slee 🇺🇸 | 6 ratings
Posted over 4 years ago

Got this as a gift. Label is deceiving like other people have pointed out. Not aged 23 yr
Too sweet for my tastes. Like to drink good rums straight or on ice. Kinda gave me a headache. Friends who bought it really like it
Not sure about the other additives They added,
Have to try other zacapa rums

Duckstab 🇨🇿 | 82 ratings
Posted almost 7 years ago

Silně přeceňovaný (díky kvalitní reklamě). Nepřišel mi o nic lepší, než hypermarketová 15letá verze, ba dokonce naopak. Chutnější varianty budou snad ukryty v XO lahvích na kolínskou v řádu 2-10 tisíc Kč.
Po všech stránkách průměrný a zbytečně drahý výrobek; slaměné kolečko (navíc většinou špatně přilepené) celkový dojem už nijak nevytrhne.

Jonas I 🇩🇰 | 6 ratings
Posted over 7 years ago

This rum has changed a lot in the last 10 years. It use to be good, sweet and complex. Now it is more sweetness and alcohol. You can easily taste that it now only have an average age of less than 6 years :-(

George 🇦🇺 | 8 ratings
Posted 8 years ago

my very personal opinion too much for average... no offense

nomad 🇺🇸 | 137 ratings
Posted over 8 years ago

It's smooth... It's better than the XO. It's sugared. It's colored. It's probably spiced.

edited to add sugar test results- 20-38g that's why it's so smooth.

Brand Details

Type: Aged
Company: Ron Zacapa
Country: Guatemala
Name: 23 Solera
ABV: 40%
Raw Material: Unknown
Process: Pure blend (1 distillery)
Distillation: Column Still (1-4)
Women Led: No

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