Ron Zacapa Solera 23

Ron Zacapa Solera 23

(0.75l, 40%)


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$53.99
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Rum from above the Clouds.

Ron Zacapa is named after a town in eastern Guatemala. Their plantation is located higher on the volcanic plains of Retalhuleu, 1148ft (350m) above sea level. Most Rums use molasses as their base, Zacapa, however, to impart a sweeter and smoother flavor, uses only the concentrated first press of sugar cane, known as virgin sugar cane honey. When it’s time to start the fermentation, a strain of yeast extracted from pineapples is used, which produces unique ‘Zacapa’ aromatic compounds. 

The Rum is then distilled at sea level in continuous column stills and moved higher into the mountains where the maturation takes place. In the highlands of Quetzaltenango, 7544ft (2.300m) above sea level, lies The House Above the Clouds. This stunning location – one of the highest ageing facilities in the World – is where Zacapa slowly develops its complex flavor and character over time. After the initial three years of maturation in a solera system, the Rum is transferred to large American white oak casks for an additional year, before they're finally bottled. Rums between 6 and 23 years old are used in the blend of Ron Zacapa Solera 23.

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The lower atmospheric pressure helps intensify the infusion of flavors from the barrels. Barrels previously used for ageing Bourbons, Sherries and Pedro Ximénez wine are used.
 

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raw honey
cinnamon
vanilla
caramel
spicy
smoky
slightly sweet
mocha coffee
marzipan
What does Ron Zacapa Solera 23 taste like?

The Flavour Spiral™ shows the most common flavours that you'll taste in Ron Zacapa Solera 23 and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

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Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Mahogany with coppery tints.
 
Smell / Nose / Aroma
Caramel, vanilla, cocoa, cinnamon, toffee coated bananas, orange peel and fruitiness reminiscent of a cognac.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Sweet all the way, strong apple/cognac flavors, sweet honeyed viscosity, oak, vanilla, dried fruits and some liquorice, spicy touch of cinnamon and ginger. Hugely concentrated.
 
Finish
The finish is long and smooth, sugary with vanilla, coffee, smoke and honey and it has the tiniest amount of marzipan creeping up to the palate.
 
Comment
This is a huge, impressive, award winning and showy Rum. Sip slowly and straight.

Flavor spiral
Raw honey, cinnamon, slightly sweet, spicy, vanilla, caramel, smoky, mocha coffee, orange peel.

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Ratings & Reviews
guest
guest,
A very enjoyable rum. After checking the flavor spiral I taste caramel, raw honey, vanilla, smokiness, and a little spice. It is flavorful but definitely on the sweeter side. It makes a good rum old fashioned if you prefer sweet flavors.
 
Cristiano
Cristiano,
Probably my favourite rum. Great as a core in an old fashioned.
 
guest
guest,
Very good
 
Charles
Charles,
A light satual vanilla sweetness that's great to sip on. I had to hide it from my wife.
 
Anders
Anders,
Classic good
 
Brainerd
Brainerd,
This is like liquid ambrosia -- it has some of the smoothest, roundest molasses notes with smoke and dark grapes in there for good measure. Try it neat to keep the thickness.
 
Nik
Nik,
One of the best Rums. Love the honey note.
 
Jim
Jim,
This Guatemalan rum is fantastic. It's Carmel and sugars are excellent for just sipping. Do not use as a mixer!
 
David
David,
Great Rum to drink neat or with some ice.
 
Joseph
Joseph,
My favorite
 
Joshua
Joshua,
Initial has a strong bite the very smooth going down.
 
guest
guest,
Wow
 
Joseph
Joseph,
Smoky and citrus. A rum that drinks like a bourbon.
 
Alex
Alex,
Got a big fan of of Ron Zacapa of a taste of the Etiqueta Negra version. The standard of Ron Zacapa tastes also great and is my home Rum
 
Sean
Sean,
Excellent spicy taste. Easy to drink.
 
Sammy
Sammy,
Smooth and robust
 
guest
guest,
Super
 
Lynn
Lynn,
A very nice rum to watch a sunset with
 
Mike
Mike,
Liquid silk
 
Lynn
Lynn,
Very drinkable. Nice rum tones. Smooth.
 
Wade
Wade,
AVERAGE RUM, GOOD FLAVOR, A LITTLE BURN IN THE THROAT. I WILL KEEP MY LIQUOR CABINET SPACE OPEN FOR MY FAVORITE. THIS IS CERTAINLY A GOOD SIPPING RUM.
 
Michael
Michael,
One of my go to rums! An easy replacement for a port after a meal and the price is well worth it.
 
Stephen
Stephen,
this was good, but there is better out there.
 
Bill
Bill,
Amazing rum, warm balanced flavor that imparts spice notes. Has a big mouthfeel as well as somewhat overwhelming spice notes, but still head and shoulders above most.
 
Joel
Joel,
One of the best Rums ever
 
Theodore
Theodore,
It’s smooth, but not a big stickler for cloves in my rum
 
Alon
Alon,
Very smooth. Great sipper. I really like it on ice.
 
Tommy
Tommy,
Very smooth on the rocks
 
Eric
Eric,
Very smooth. One of the best Rums ever
 
Kenneth
Kenneth,
Mild spice, vanilla and cinnamon forward. Honey notes.
 
Owen
Owen,
Pretty good and smooth. Not too sweet. Good legs.
 
Antti
Antti,
It is an outstanding, intense, cane liqueur from Guatemala, blended using the Solera system with a thick finish.
 
Kim
Kim,
This rum is insanely overhyped and boring.
 
Douglas
Douglas,
Amazing is all I can say
 
guest
guest,
Way too sweet! For a agricole rhum fan as me.
 
Steven
Steven,
Great tasting sipping Rum
 
Kim
Kim,
Nice and tasty
 
Bud
Bud,
No need to mix or add anything to a rum that drinks like a fine whiskey. Fantastic taste from start to finish. Could even pair with a nice Drew Estate Blonde or Kuba Kuba for an enjoyable night at the fire or the bar.
 
Teresa
Teresa,
Love it. Taste just as great when the ice has melted slightly. Great sipping rum
 
Corey
Corey,
My go to rum. Smooth, flavorful and affordable there is nothing not to love about this rum.
 
Chris
Chris,
Fantastic
 
Jeffrey
Jeffrey,
Very good! Would be a perfect sipping rum by the camp fire. Great taste, would a waste to mix this rum
 
Christopher
Christopher,
Delicious rum would buy again
 
guest
guest,
Favorite!!
 
Michael
Michael,
This is my favorite sipping rum, it's smooth, delicious, and not overpowering to the palate.
 
Lou
Lou,
Very smooth, not too sweet. The virgin sugar cane flavor is most analogous to European sugar; it is still sweet and very tasteful but does not overpower. The nuance leaves the flavor in the rum but does not overpower with sweetness, as candy would.
 
Brian
Brian,
Smooth and Perfect
 
Chris
Chris,
One of the most pleasant things that I have tasted. I had no idea that rum could be this good until I had this one day while in Panama.
 
guest
guest,
It is always my go to - on the rocks, on the rocks with lime, or mixed in an old cuban
 
Simon
Simon,
Really good taste with clear flavours and none of that almost candy-like aftertaste that some rums have.
 
Matthias
Matthias,
I like the ron! He is soft, aromatic and has a great taste.
 
Richard
Richard,
Smooth and rich, just enough sweetness to make it special, but not overpowering. Balanced and dangerously easy to drink! Rock and roll in a glass.
 
guest
guest,
This one really goes down smooth.
 
Torrey
Torrey,
This is very tasty and I like to sip it. I keep a bottle on hand and use it to introduce friends to really good rum.
 
guest
guest,
Tasted and appreciated it for the flavor and the complexity. Vanilla and caramel flavor. Really pleasant
 
Onni
Onni,
Indeed as good as they say. There are smoother rums than this (ie some darker, some spicer) but as an overall taste and finish, Ron Zacapa has just a good amount of character you would expect when enjoying rum straight.
 
Barry
Barry,
Sweet like Angel blood
 
guest
guest,
Sweet sweet rum. Love it on the rocks
 
Steven
Steven,
Absolutely wonderful rum. Very smooth and exceptionally easy to drink. Very little burn. If I can find a bottle of this I will definitely purchase it.
 
guest
guest,
Чистейший прекрасный
 
Thom
Thom,
Very nice aroma sweet and floral the flavor was super oaky rustic with a slight sweet follow through. Rustic
 
Jonathan
Jonathan,
Amazingly smooth!!! Best stand alone dark rum I have ever tasted. Drink it neat, on rocks, or with soda. No matter what it will impress.
 
nathan
nathan,
Fell in love with this while backpacking through Guatemala years ago. Sweet but not sugary, with a well balanced "bite". Very smooth finish. It'd be a shame to mix this with anything as it shines on its own.
 
Michael
Michael,
Love this rum. Just sweet enough without an overpowering syrupy texture. I don't drink a lot of rums, but I can sip a glass of this neat or on the rocks any day.
 
Ziga
Ziga,
Jummy. Waiting for the new bottle :)
 
Alec
Alec,
Absolutely fantastic. The flavor spiral is almost exactly spot on for thing with honey and caramel definitely showing through. A bit too sweet to be perfect. Nice buttery finish.
 
Brandon
Brandon,
Simply the best bang for your buck.
 
Darrell
Darrell,
Tasty and smooth. Good with 1 cube or none.
 
Kyle
Kyle,
Smooth, caramel finish that brings you back for more. One of the best Rums from Guatemala, just ask my Sailfish buddy Johnny, oh by the way Guatemala has amazing sail fishing.
 
guest
guest,
Very nice with cigars. Sweet, strong enough, long finish.
 
guest
guest,
Yep, Zacapa have the best rum I've ever drunk (On my 4th visit to Caribbean zone before I found it) A hard to find Zacapa 17 is well worth keeping a beady eye for though. Sorry Islanders, the mainland hits a higher altitude.
 
camilo
camilo,
Undefeated
 
Norbert
Norbert,
The Best
 
Blake
Blake,
Dig it
 
guest
guest,
Easy, smooth, caramel and my go to. I'm new to this so an 8 as there are so many to find. I read too sweet for some, but I'm ok with that for now.
 
Shawn
Shawn,
Nice and smooth stuff!
 
Gabriel
Gabriel,
So smooth! Love it
 
Ville
Ville,
The best rum I've tasted. In my mind this would be the successful, beautiful, loved by everyone -child from whiskey and rum. Where the genes are 75% rum
 
guest
guest,
Delicious
 
Jaime
Jaime,
It's the best Rum I have ever tryed there is online One Rum that can compare Santa Teresa
 
guest
guest,
Good for "Cuba libre"
 
guest
guest,
Nothing special, much better rums out there for this price
 
Jeffrey
Jeffrey,
Nice Rum, great aftertaste. Easy drinking....
 
Lesley
Lesley,
Me best
 
Jon
Jon,
Best bar far
 
Gary
Gary,
Not as good as the zacapa xo. But for the price it is simply perfect.
 
guest
guest,
One of the best rums I've tried.
 
guest
guest,
One of my favorites
 
guest
guest,
Perfect
 
guest
guest,
In the Rocks
 
Johan
Johan,
Lovely rom!
 
guest
guest,
Too sweet, like a liqueur.
 
guest
guest,
Perfect
 
Mark-Olaf
Mark-Olaf,
A perfect rum for a perfect night with your best friends.
 
guest
guest,
Best rum
 
guest
guest,
Mein absoluter Lieblingsrum. Wunderbar weich und geschmackvoll
 
Vasil
Vasil,
The best rum I've tasted so far!
 
Robert
Robert,
Excellent
 
guest
guest,
Great rum, a must have in any collection.
 
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