Ron Zacapa XO Solera Gran Reserva Especial (700mL)

Ron Zacapa XO Solera Gran Reserva Especial (700mL)

(0.7l, 40%)


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Rum from above the Clouds.

Ron Zacapa is named after a town in eastern Guatemala. Their plantation is located high on the volcanic plains of Retalhuleu, 1148ft (350m) above sea level. Most Rums use molasses as their base. In an effort to impart a sweeter and smoother flavor, Zapaca meanwhile 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 aromatic compounds.

The Rum is then distilled at sea level in continuous column stills, before being moved higher into the mountains, where the maturation takes place. In the highlands of Quetzaltenango, 7,544 ft (2,300 M) above sea level, lies The House Above the Clouds. This stunning location – one of the highest aging facilities in the World – is where Zacapa slowly develops its complex flavor and character over time. Rums between 6 and 25 years old are used in the blend of Ron Zacapa XO. These Rums are then blended as they age in a sequence of barrels that previously stored robust American Whiskeys, delicate Sherries, fine Pedro Ximénez wines and are finished in French oak cask that previously aged Cognac. Talk about a fusion of flavors!

Smartass corner:
The lower atmospheric pressure helps intensify the infusion of flavors from the barrels.


Comment:
This is a huge, impressive, award-winning and showy Rum. Sip slowly and straight.
  • Category
    Rum
  • Style
    Dark Rum
  • Region
    Guatemala
  • Country
    Guatemala
  • Alcohol
    40%
  • Distillery
  • Age
  • Maturation
    American Whiskey cask, Sherry cask, Pedro Ximénez cask and finished in French oak Cognac cask

Flavor Spiral™

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raw honey
sweet chocolate
tobacco
burnt caramel
spicy
burnt
coffee
smoky
sweet
What does Ron Zacapa XO Solera Gran Reserva Especial (700mL) taste like?

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Corner
A little bit of etymology; nobody really knows where the word Rum comes from. Most popular suggestions are: Rum (the Romani word for potent), Rumbullion (an uproar), Saccharum (sugar in Latin), Rummer (a Dutch drinking glass).

Tasting Notes

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

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Ratings & Reviews
Ross
Ross,
This was a nice surprise. Easy to drink, coats the glass, but not too syrup-like. The finish reminds me of a hint of rootbeer...sweet, creamy, and the alcohol almost has an effervescence similar to carbonated rootbeer. 👍
 
Andriy
Andriy,
Very smooth, closer to desserts than to drinks... would be hard to recognize label from not signed glass..
 
Thomas
Thomas,
Absolutely delicious rum. Super smooth, not syrupy, not boozy, with just the right amount of sweetness. Lasting undertones of vanilla, caramel and dark chocolate.
 
Morgan
Morgan,
Great rum, dry sweetness on the scent with a bit of petrichor/damp wood undertones. The Pedro Ximenes and Sherry casks give a subtle speyside scotch notes. Good sipper.
 
James
James,
Mmmm smokey
 
Eric
Eric,
Smooth, could be a little more flavorful.
 
Todd
Todd,
This is delicious!
 
Morten
Morten,
Smooth taste and a nice finish
 
Richard
Richard,
Bold, smooth rum. Definitely a keeper.
 
Jesse
Jesse,
Good first taste with smooth finish
 
Duane
Duane,
Smoothest thing I ever known!
 
Kaleb
Kaleb,
Really enjoyed, not my favorite rum but very good. Reminded me of a good whiskey/bourbon with the caramel flavoring.
 
Deborah
Deborah,
Super smooth. Bourbon like. Best of the box. Perfect balance of smooth start and a strong finish. Not overly sweet like the other two in Game of rums border on but a complex mix of flavors
 
Eric
Eric,
Not as impressed with this item as the Ron De Jeremy or the Don Papa as another reviewer also mentioned. Not as smooth as RDJ and not as much bite as Don Papa but also not as flavorful
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Best product in the Game of Rums taster. Have had d this rum several times before and it is consistently excellent.
 
Ragnar
Ragnar,
Super nice, among the best.
 
guest
guest,
Beautiful sipping rum
 
Craig
Craig,
Flavorful, but I expected something smoother at this price point. Has a little bite and a pleasant finish that lasts.
 
Dan
Dan,
Not as smooth as Ron De Jeremy or Don Papa. Also- very expensive.
 
Magnus
Magnus,
Amazingly good. The perfect mix of strong and sweet, with lots of complex flavors. A new favorite.
 
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