Game Of Rums
Ron Zacapa XO Solera Gran Reserva Especial (700mL) Dark Rum
  • Category Dark Rum
  • Country Guatemala
  • Region Central America
  • Distillery Industrias Licoreras de Guatemala
  • Age 6 Year Old
  • Style Dark Rum
  • Maturation American Whiskey cask, Sherry cask, Pedro Ximénez cask and finished in French oak Cognac cask
  • Alcohol 40%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • raw honey
  • sweet chocolate
  • tobacco
  • burnt caramel
  • spicy
  • burnt
  • smoky
  • coffee
  • sweet
Ron Zacapa XO Solera Gran Reserva Especial (700mL)
Ron Zacapa XO Solera Gran Reserva Especial (700mL) Dark Rum
Don Papa Small Batch Rum Dark Rum
  • Category Dark Rum
  • Country Philippines
  • Region Asia and Oceania
  • Distillery Don Papa
  • Age 7 Year Old
  • Style Dark Rum
  • Alcohol 40%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • candied
  • honey
  • vanilla
  • fruit
  • cinnamon
  • biscuit
  • oak
  • sugar
  • caramel
Don Papa Small Batch Rum
Don Papa Small Batch Rum Dark Rum
Plantation Barbados XO 20th Anniversary Rum Dark Rum
  • Category Dark Rum
  • Country Barbados
  • Region Caribbean
  • Distillery Plantation
  • Age 20 Year Old
  • Style Dark Rum
  • Alcohol 40%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • orange zest
  • coconut
  • sweet vanilla
  • milk chocolate
  • cinnamon
  • caramel
  • milk
  • toasted
  • honey
Plantation Barbados XO 20th Anniversary Rum
Plantation Barbados XO 20th Anniversary Rum Dark Rum

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  • 3 Dark Rums
  • raw honey
  • sweet chocolate
  • tobacco
  • burnt caramel
  • spicy
  • burnt
  • smoky
  • coffee
  • sweet
Ron Zacapa XO Solera Gran Reserva Especial (700mL)
Ron Zacapa XO Solera Gran Reserva Especial (700mL) Dark Rum
  • candied
  • honey
  • vanilla
  • fruit
  • cinnamon
  • biscuit
  • oak
  • sugar
  • caramel
Don Papa Small Batch Rum
Don Papa Small Batch Rum Dark Rum
  • orange zest
  • coconut
  • sweet vanilla
  • milk chocolate
  • cinnamon
  • caramel
  • milk
  • toasted
  • honey
Plantation Barbados XO 20th Anniversary Rum
Plantation Barbados XO 20th Anniversary Rum Dark Rum

It's time for the Game of Rums.

The battle for the Rum throne began long ago. Rum was first distilled back in the 17th century in Barbados where plantation slaves devised a way to turn molasses into something useful. Since then, many countries have tried to claim the crown with different expressions and distilling processes. 

Today, we introduce you to three noble Rum houses.

First up, Don Papa Rum, all the way from the foothills of Mount Kanlaon in the Philippines. This exotic sipper was aged for 7 years in American oak barrels and it’s one of the best Rum from the Philippines that we’ve ever tasted. The Plantation Barbados XO 20th Anniversary is a big and bold Caribbean Rum, produced by French Cognac producer Maison Ferrand. It’s double aged, first in the Caribbean in ex-Bourbon barrels for 8–15 years and then in France where it rests for 2–10 years in smaller French oak casks. A rare beauty. Guatemala’s House of Ron Zacapa XO Solera Gran Reserva Special descends hails from the volcanic plains of Retalhuleu — one of the highest aging facilities. No wonder it’s called The House Above The Clouds. It’s a blend of Rums aged from 6 and 25 years that were aged in barrels that used to house American Whiskeys, delicate Sherries, and fine Pedro Ximénez wines, The blend is then finished in ex-Cognac French oak casks. Talk about a harmony of flavors.

We think this Rum competition is pretty tight but ultimately it will be up to you to decide who will win this Game of Rums.

  • Category Dark Rum
  • Country Guatemala
  • Region Central America
  • Distillery Industrias Licoreras de Guatemala
  • Age 6 Year Old
  • Style Dark Rum
  • Maturation American Whiskey cask, Sherry cask, Pedro Ximénez cask and finished in French oak Cognac cask
  • Alcohol 40%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Ron Zacapa XO Solera Gran Reserva Especial (700mL)
Ron Zacapa XO Solera Gran Reserva Especial (700mL) Dark Rum
  • Category Dark Rum
  • Country Philippines
  • Region Asia and Oceania
  • Distillery Don Papa
  • Age 7 Year Old
  • Style Dark Rum
  • Alcohol 40%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Don Papa Small Batch Rum
Don Papa Small Batch Rum Dark Rum
  • Category Dark Rum
  • Country Barbados
  • Region Caribbean
  • Distillery Plantation
  • Age 20 Year Old
  • Style Dark Rum
  • Alcohol 40%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Plantation Barbados XO 20th Anniversary Rum
Plantation Barbados XO 20th Anniversary Rum Dark Rum

Appearance / Color
Mahogany with coppery tints.

Nose / Smell / Aroma
Mature toasted oak, burnt caramel, Bourbon, cedar, pipe tobacco, chocolate, delicate floral notes.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Sweet, spicy. Dark cherry chocolate, sultana, date and prune, brown sugar, toffee, cedar and tobacco.

Finish
The finish is long and smooth, sugary with vanilla, coffee, smoke and honey, with the tiniest amount of marzipan on the palate.

Flavor Spiral
Raw honey, sweet chocolate, tobacco, burnt caramel, spicy, sweet, smoky, burnt, coffee

Ron Zacapa XO Solera Gran Reserva Especial (700mL)
Ron Zacapa XO Solera Gran Reserva Especial (700mL) Dark Rum

Appearance / Color
Light amber

Smell / Nose / Aroma
Light and fruity

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Smooth and delicate. Vanilla, oak, honey with notes of candied fruits throughout.

Finish
Rich

Don Papa Small Batch Rum
Don Papa Small Batch Rum Dark Rum
Appearance / Color
Warm cherry-wood
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Oak, caramel, toasted coconut and sweet vanilla. 
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Natural heat, caramelized honey, milk chocolate with orange zest throughout.
 
Finish 
Long, warm and cinnamon orange sticks. 
Plantation Barbados XO 20th Anniversary Rum
Plantation Barbados XO 20th Anniversary Rum Dark Rum
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