Ron Zacapa Solera 23

Ron Zacapa

Solera 23

(0.75l, 40%)


8.6/10
Retail price:
$56
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$51.99
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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 flavour, 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 flavour 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.

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

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  • Style
    Aged Rum
  • Region
    Guatemala
  • Country
    Guatemala
  • Alcohol
    40%
  • Distillery
    Industrias Licoreras de Guatemala
  • Bottler
    Industrias Licoreras de Guatemala
  • Age
    23 Year Old

Flavour Spiral™

About The Flavour Spiral

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raw honey
cinnamon
slightly sweet
spicy
vanilla
caramel
smoky
mocha coffee
orange peel
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.

We invented Flavour Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.
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Common Rum classifications: White, Golden or Amber, Dark, Spiced, Añejo and Age-Dated Rums…

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Colour
Mahogany with coppery tints.
 
Smell / Nose / Aroma
Caramel, vanilla, cocoa, cinnamon, toffee coated bananas, orange peel and fruitiness reminiscent of a cognac.
 
Flavour / Taste / Palate
Sweet all the way, strong apple/cognac flavours, 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.

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

Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Ron Zacapa Solera 23
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.
anonymous
Чистейший прекрасный
Thom
Very nice aroma sweet and floral the flavor was super oaky rustic with a slight sweet follow through. Rustic
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
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
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
Jummy. Waiting for the new bottle :)
Chippy
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
Simply the best bang for your buck.
Darrell
Tasty and smooth. Good with 1 cube or none.
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.
anonymous
Very nice with cigars. Sweet, strong enough, long finish.
anonymous
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
Undefeated
Norbert
The Best
Blake
Dig it
anonymous
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
Nice and smooth stuff!
Gabriel
So smooth! Love it
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
anonymous
Tasted and appreciated it for the flavor and the complexity. Vanilla and caramel flavor. Really pleasant
anonymous
Delicious
anonymous
It's the best Rum I have ever tryed there is online One Rum that can compare Santa Teresa
anonymous
Good for "Cuba libre"
anonymous
Nothing special, much better rums out there for this price
Jeffrey
Nice Rum, great aftertaste. Easy drinking....
Lesley
Me best
Jon
Best bar far
Gary
Not as good as the zacapa xo. But for the price it is simply perfect.
anonymous
One of the best rums I've tried.
anonymous
One of my favorites
anonymous
Perfect
anonymous
In the Rocks
Johan
Lovely rom!
anonymous
Too sweet, like a liqueur.
anonymous
Perfect
anonymous
A perfect rum for a perfect night with your best friends.
anonymous
Best rum
anonymous
Mein absoluter Lieblingsrum. Wunderbar weich und geschmackvoll
Vasil
The best rum I've tasted so far!
Robert
Excellent
anonymous
Great rum, a must have in any collection.
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