raw honey
sweet chocolate
tobacco
burnt caramel
spicy
burnt
coffee
smoky
sweet
Spiral Ron Zacapa XO Solera Gran Reserva Especial (700mL)

Ron Zacapa
XO Solera Gran Reserva Especial (700mL)
Reviews and 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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Ron Zacapa XO Solera Gran Reserva Especial (700mL) is adored for its raw honey, sweet chocolate, tobacco and burnt caramel flavor notes.

This Rum is carefully distilled at Industrias Licoreras de Guatemala distillery, Guatemala.

Based on 652 votes, the average rating for Ron Zacapa XO Solera Gran Reserva Especial (700mL) is 7.9/10.

Top reviews for Ron Zacapa XO Solera Gran Reserva Especial (700mL):

— I was very impressed with this Rum. The Cognac finish definitely gave it an appealing flavor and taste. Can easily drink neat. Would not recommend ever mixing this fine Spirit with anything, other than maybe a sphere or block if you must!!

— Smoothest thing I ever known!

— Flavor spiral is right on, the honey is smooth right on the taste and spices come in dyer that. Very nice.
  • 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

Ron Zacapa XO Solera Gran Reserva Especial (700mL)

(0.7l, 40%)


7.9/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Ron Zacapa XO Solera Gran Reserva Especial (700mL)
Gunars
Gunars,
First sip for me is like a black tea, gentle and warming. This is superb choice.!
 
David
David,
Very smooth with round notes of vanilla and coco. Honey and cherry on the mid-palate with a looooong finish!!!! I actually got a hint of smoke about 2 min into the finish. Add a cube of ice and the cherry pops out big time but still delicious. A sipper for sure!
 
ryan
ryan,
seems legit for someone that like the flavor of it. to me it tastes like burning. good kick tho and very little lingering aftertaste.
 
David
David,
Flavor spiral is right on, the honey is smooth right on the taste and spices come in dyer that. Very nice.
 
Joe
Joe,
I was very impressed with this Rum. The Cognac finish definitely gave it an appealing flavor and taste. Can easily drink neat. Would not recommend ever mixing this fine Spirit with anything, other than maybe a sphere or block if you must!!
 
Jed
Jed,
It’s real good
 
Wim
Wim,
Second bottle bought and an extra bottle for my parents. That probably says enough.
 
Jared
Jared,
Really smooth. A very fresh aftertaste that can ease people into enjoying rum.
 
MaryJune
MaryJune,
Something about the flavor spiral simply didn’t work for me. I can’t put my finger on it though.
 
James
James,
Light at first to the point of it being like water. With an aftertaste that is similar to eating fresh sugar cane and fruits. One of my favorite rums.
 
KYRIAKOS
KYRIAKOS,
For sure it justifies its price! Great taste with strong flavor but at the same time easy to drink. Totally worth it!
 
Georgios
Georgios,
A great taste and an even better aftertaste!
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Almost a whisky aroma on the nose, not overly sweet, smooth, really nice to sip
 
Jon
Jon,
The rum that converted me to enjoying rum. LOL
 
Stephanie
Stephanie,
Definitely has a bite to it! Too strong to drink straight for me but great to mix with.
 
Nicole
Nicole,
Strong flavor and not as smooth as others. Definitely more harsh.
 
Viyan
Viyan,
good smooth rum, but not my favorite flavor profile
 
Sean
Sean,
A bit strong for my tastes.
 
Antti
Antti,
It is an elegant, Aged Rum that has an aromatic birth; while a rich & spicy life leads to a long, burnt & smoky death adds notes of raw honey, more sweet chocolate & rootbeer.
 
Michael
Michael,
Smooth flavor. A nice spice to it
 
Jeremy
Jeremy,
Really good. Nice blend of flavors. A lovely sipping rum that leaves your mouth wanting more.
 
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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