Ron Zacapa XO Solera Gran Reserva Especial
  • Category Dark Rum
  • Country Barbados
  • Region South 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%
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  • sweet chocolate
  • tobacco
  • raw honey
  • burnt caramel
  • spicy
  • burnt
  • smoky
  • coffee
  • sweet

Ron Zacapa

XO Solera Gran Reserva Especial (0.75l, 40%)
Price $97.99

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Character Goatson
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 Dark Rum
  • Country Barbados
  • Region South 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.
Appearance / Color
Mahogany with coppery tints.
 
Smell / Nose / 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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  • sweet chocolate
  • tobacco
  • raw honey
  • burnt caramel
  • spicy
  • burnt
  • smoky
  • coffee
  • sweet
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Character Dogson
The Botran family is synonymous with sugarcane (and subsequently Rum) production in Guatemala. They are one of the richest families in the country. As a result, they have fallen victim to abductions and kidnappings on several occasions.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
The Botran family is synonymous with sugarcane (and subsequently Rum) production in Guatemala. They are one of the richest families in the country. As a result, they have fallen victim to abductions and kidnappings on several occasions.
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