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

Ron Zacapa
XO Solera Gran Reserva Especial
Reviews and Tasting Notes

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.
Price:
$97.99
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Ron Zacapa XO Solera Gran Reserva Especial is adored for its sweet chocolate, tobacco, raw honey and burnt caramel flavor notes.

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

Based on 269 votes, the average rating for Ron Zacapa XO Solera Gran Reserva Especial is 8.3/10.

Top reviews for Ron Zacapa XO Solera Gran Reserva Especial:

— Bought this as a wedding gift for my wife. She absolutely loves it. I’m told it’s flavors are perfectly balanced. Not to sweet and goes down really smooth, no harsh burn going down like most of the cheaper rums.

— The best rum I have ever had. So smooth you won’t be able to stop. You won’t ever want any other run after you try it .

— Liquid silk. It goes down so easy, it's very dangerous. Don't say I didn't warn you.
  • Category
    Rum
  • Style
    Dark Rum
  • Region
    South America
  • 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

(0.75l, 40%)


8.3/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Ron Zacapa XO Solera Gran Reserva Especial
Dmitriy
Dmitriy,
Pleasant rum.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
This Rum did not disappoint, I can't describe all of the intricate flavor details like some of the ppl on here but for me it started off a bit rough but by the end of the glass it was so smooth and left I faint sweetness at the back of my tongue.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
This Rum did not disappoint, I can't describe all of the intricate flavor details like some of the ppl on here but for me it started off a bit rough but by the end of the glass it was so smooth and left I faint sweetness at the back of my tongue.
 
John
John,
Sweetness up front, subtle spice to follow. Honey throughout that sucks to the back of your palate.
 
Marguerite
Marguerite,
Great run, chocolate and tobacco notes and is very smooth with a vanilla, coffee, sugar finish
 
Paul
Paul,
A near perfect rum - super balanced experience of all the right flavors and textures
 
Ken
Ken,
Absolutely delicious! A great sipping rum, smooth, nice finish.
 
Patrick
Patrick,
Great rum! Very smooth, dangerous!!
 
Eric
Eric,
Bought this as a wedding gift for my wife. She absolutely loves it. I’m told it’s flavors are perfectly balanced. Not to sweet and goes down really smooth, no harsh burn going down like most of the cheaper rums.
 
gregory
gregory,
I really like this rum! Sweet but spicy, the chocolate and caramel come through for me. We sip it after dinner as dessert. Would like it better for $20 less
 
Bill
Bill,
Everything good about the 23 solera without the bite. Pure and smooth, gives you all the great flavors without the bite. Recommend as a dessert drink, pairs well with a good cigar.
 
David
David,
Extremely tasty sipping rum; however I do not find it significantly better than standard Zacapa to warrant the price tag. Would never turn a bottle down though!
 
Eric
Eric,
The best rum I have ever had. So smooth you won’t be able to stop. You won’t ever want any other run after you try it .
 
Henry
Henry,
Liquid silk. It goes down so easy, it's very dangerous. Don't say I didn't warn you.
 
Clayton
Clayton,
Process complexity into a fabulous and still simple experience. The taste is complete with everything you expect from a classy rum but it still stands out. Loved it
 
Jonas
Jonas,
Complec mouthgasm!
 
Eric
Eric,
Very nice and good amount of complexity.
 
Chad
Chad,
Its decent but that's all I can say about it. Its very unmemorable.
 
Corey
Corey,
Very good rum, for the price however I would stick with the 23 solera. Ron Zacapa XO is incredibly smooth, like, the smoothest rum you will ever drink. But what it trades for its velvety smoothness is its flavor and I found myself impressed with the quality but also not really reaching for that second pour.
 
Steven
Steven,
I absolutely love this rum. It is so smooth and easy to drink that I can sit around all night just sipping on it. Best rum I've tried to date.
 
Dan
Dan,
Good flavor. Very mild. Good for just sipping by itself - neat - NO ice. I don't like my stuff watered down and ice would wash this one out in a hurry!
 
Barry
Barry,
Best rum I've ever had
 
Rodger
Rodger,
Am I the only one who would compare some of the notes to amaro montenegro?
 
Joseph
Joseph,
The best of the rum tasting. Not too sweet and well balanced flavors. Great nose.
 
Brandon
Brandon,
The Cadillac of rum
 
Mike
Mike,
The 23 is a solid offering. The XO is a little bolder, a little more complex, a little more sippable. Not sure I'd splurge on the XO over the 23, but I also wouldn't turn down an offered dram.
 
guest
guest,
A delicious rum that is not too sweet yet great on the rocks. Can be used with a cola mixer as well. Try the Ron Zacapa Centanario 23 as well.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Amazing rum, rich but very smooth. Expensive, and worth it!
 
guest
guest,
Super smooth and tasty
 
Jose
Jose,
The best rum I ever taste...
 
guest
guest,
Nice taste
 
Gary
Gary,
Best rum ever
 
guest
guest,
This rum is a great Segway for those cognac drinkers who are looking for a change while still having a hint of familiarity
 
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