Zafra 21 Year Old Master Reserve Rum

Zafra Rum

Zafra 21 Year Old Master Reserve

(0.75l, 40.0%)

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Zafra that will HARVEST your soul and you’ll love every bit of the process. The harvest was soo bountiful it won this delicious Rum the BEST OF 2015 Flaviar Award in its respective category.
Zafra, Spanish for, you’ve guessed it - harvest, is the brainchild of quite the legendary Master Distiller Francisco “Don Pancho” Fernandez Perez. Through the course of 50 years he travelled the world to assist in training of many  Master Blenders & to taught the ways of many spirits - Vodka in Poland, Whisky in Scotland and Wine in France. After 50 years in the business he considers himself to be in his prime. Zafra 21 is in his humble opinion, the pinnacle of his career.
Are your high expectations shaped by the price, presentation and marketing spin & buzz? In this case, they should be. This Rum-my nectar matures for at least 21 years in ex-Bourbon barrels. Once blended & let loose it comes at you with both guns blazing… but it won’t shoot you down, as it is quite the gentleman’s drink -rich, nuanced, sophisticated and full of character. Zafra-licious, especially since it won’t scrape your piggy bank. 

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  • Style
    Dark Rum
  • Region
  • Country
  • Alcohol
  • Distillery
  • Bottler
  • Age
    21 Year Old

Flavour Spiral™

About The Flavour Spiral

slightly sweet
What does Zafra 21 Year Old Master Reserve Rum taste like?

The Flavour Spiral™ shows the most common flavours that you'll taste in Zafra 21 Year Old Master Reserve Rum 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.
Dog Dogson
Dog Dogson's
Rum is why we measure alcohol proof. To make sure Rum wasn’t watered down, it had to be ‘proven’ by soaking gunpowder with it. If it was ‘overproof’ (higher than 57.15 % vol.), then the gunpowder would ignite, if it wouldn’t, it was ‘underproof’.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Colour
Mahogany & coppery gold
Smell / Nose / Aroma
Rich. The fruit is prominent (orange, pear, cherry, toffee). Some oak.
Flavour / Taste / Palate
Smooth body. Toffee and molasses are the foundation. Hints of tobacco, approachable Bourbon notes, cherries, vanilla, oak, spices and even grapes. An angel’s touch of sweet.
Lingering...with an encore performance or two.
Flavour spiral
Vanilla, biscuit, cherry, smoky, raisin, ginger, slightly sweet, sugar, oak. 
Ratings & Reviews
Delicious! Got it in one of the sampler packs and need to get a bottle. Very smooth neat, great sipper.
Very smooth, strong Carmel tastes, almost too sweet. Had a very pleasant aftertaste. Would definitely purchase a bottle.
Great Rum
Very tasty rum with full flavor! I can taste the molasses, but it isn't overwhelming by any means.
What a pleasant surprise Zafra 21yo has proven to be. Complex nose and smooth as you like. Up there with the Zacapa's of the world. Looking forward to further recommendations at this level. Thanks Flaviar and Zafra
Amazing Incredibly smooth and flavorful. There's nothing to dislike about this rum.
Amazing rum, love it.
Well, this bottle was a steal at $45. Terrific nose of caramel raisins, this is the rum of rum raisin ice cream. But the trick here is that this rum avoids the cloying vanilla that overpower so many lesser rums. There’s a very mild heat that doesn't distract from the chewy, pecan nut flavor that reminds me of a good rye whiskey. Eminently sippable, this rum immediately made me regret not buying more than one bottle. Next time Flaviar has it for sale, I'm ordering a bunch.
This is amazing sip it chilled or mix if you must, but either way it's an amazing Rum.
Insanely smooth and flavorful, stands out in any cocktail. This is my new favorite rum.
I am a whiskey, bourbon and rye drinker and tasted this "blind" loving it and not realizing that it was rum...I don't know if it's a great rum (as I have no experience with great rums) but I do know that it ranks right up there with some of my favorite whiskey's, bourbons, and ryes....
Fool you like a bourbon
This came in my sampler, and I sat back, after sipping it straight, smiled, and said to myself, "Oh, my, yes." I've had a lot of overpriced 18-30 year rums, and some that are younger but have big flavor and complexity, like Pyrat. Zafra 21 ranks up there not only with the great rums, much smoother than 21 year old Appleton, but also with great bourbons and whiskies, a rarity in the volume world of rum. If you love rums by the sip and not by the liter, then this is one you should have in your collection.
Smooth very flavorful
Superb. Would happily recommend.
Amazing sipping rum, was very happy with it.
Loved it.
Sehr lecker
YippiKaYey, makes you wanna be a pirate
Sharp on the pallet but has a clean finish. Not a favorite though. Tastes a bit young.
Smooth with a hint of coconut.
It's fantastic. On par with Zacapa Centenario, but rich and dark.
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