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Ron Zacapa 23 Solera Rum was created in 1976 in the highlands of Guatemala, where it is distilled from fresh cane juice before aging at 7544 feet at 62 °F (17 °C).
The 500 year-old Spanish Sistema Solera method is used to age Ron Zacapa 23 in white oak casks. This results in a combination of rums aged between 6 and 23 years.
The current Ron Zacapa 23 bottle features a woven band around the middle, which is in reference to the original hand woven palm leaf petate bottle cover that covered the bottle.
I did expect more for this rum, as all is talking so good about it.
It is really good for a mixer, not straight up for me.
23 Jahre Fasslagerug. Sehr guter Geschmack. Sipping Rum
If you live in Canada then this is likely the smoothest rum you can buy.
Exceptionally smooth with a fairly sweet aftertaste. At $80 a bottle you would be crazy to mix this.
My second favourite sipping rum after Diplomatico Reserve/
I just finished my first bottle of this and I am impressed. This is an easy drinker with a nice finish. Yes it's not a 23 year old but for $70 CAD I was satisfied and will buy again
Een rum die jarenlang exclusief was voor de eigenaren van de distilleerderij, een lang bewaakt recept die nu opnebaar is gemaaky zodat iedereen deze prachtige rum mag proeven!
Het rijpingsproces is uniek van deze rum en geeft deze haar karakteristieke eigenschappen, na distillatie wordt de rum overgegoten in Amerikaanse eikenhouten vaten om te rusten en te rijpen. Dit gebeurt in Bodegas op een hoogte van maar liefst 2,5 kilometer boven NAP waar de temperaturen laag zijn zodat er een minimale hoeveelheid van de kostbare rum ten koste gaat aan verdamping. Door dit proces is het mogelijk dat de rum voor de ontzettend lange periode van 23 jaar kan rijpen.
De donkerbruine amberkleur van de rum wordt omringd door mooie afgeronde aroma’s en het smakenpalet is zo ontzettend complex en gevarieerd, maar tegelijkertijd ook elegant en prachtig in balans gebracht.
Expert en kenners zijn er over eens dat deze rum behoort tot de top, sommigen durven zelfs te stellen dat dit de beste rum is ter wereld. Ron Zacapa Centenario 23 Year heeft dan ook de nodige prijzen gewonnen die zijn reputatie kracht bijzetten;
Was expecting more from a 23 year old rum. Wouldn't buy this again. There are way better rums out there for much less
De sabor intenso, para mi gusto muy invasivo sobre todo por que se toma en las rocas
It tastes really good, but I thought it would be sort of mind-blowing. Glad I got it as a present. I would rather drink a rum that is less known instead of paying for the name.
This is an excellent rum. It runs a little on the sweet side. So, if that's not your preference you may not enjoy it as much.
It's a complex taste with vanilla, some spice and a bit of oak. The color is very caramel and the body has good legs.
The nose is a bit to medical/alcoholic and this is what I find Zacapa Solera 23's weakness. It also affects the aftertaste a bit.
It's also a beautiful bottle, although I'd trade that for ugly if it were $10 less expensive.
Reading other reviews there are complaints about just how aged it really is. I don't know and don't care. I do know how smooth it is and that's what counts. Perhaps Zaya is a bit smoother but it lacks the complexity and full body of Zacapa.
Money aside, if I have to pick only 1 bottle of rum for my "last meal" Zacapa Solera 23 is going to be 1 of the top 3 I'll be choosing from.
I’ve downgraded this from a 9 to an 8. As I’ve sampled more, I’ve concluded the alcohol smell is higher than too many others. What once was a top five is now a secondary choice.
I love the Ron Zacapa Solera 23! I always keep a bottle in the cabinet and truly enjoy its flavor on the rock, straight up, or at times with coke. This one is truly a must try for yourself and form your own opinion on. For me, a great rum for a great price.
dont get me wrong, its still good one, smoothy with good descent, but after all i read, i expected something more. I couldnt find the sweetness while they said its one of the sweetest rums. on the other side, if i compare price and taste outcome, there are better, thats why giving 7, not 8.
like the other one said: Yes it tastes great. No it is not a genuine aged rum.
gout fin, sans le coté agressif de l'alcool, doux, vanillé, je le conseille vivement pour rentrer dans le monde complexe et fort sympathique des rhums.
Le ''solera 23'' est vraiment excellent. Allez y les yeux fermés. Quant à dire qu'ils abusent sur la dénomination, je ne suis pas d'accord, il n'est écrit nul part que c'est un rhum de 23 ans d'âge.
Mye god rom for pengene og som regel den beste man får kjøpt i Vinmonopolet sine butikker i Norge. I forhold til storebror XO er dette mye for pengene
Love the vanilla, Carmel flavors. Great either on the rocks or neat. Pairs well with many of my cigars
I bought two mini-bottles (50 ml) to try this. After tasting several times before rating, here's my take: smooth and balanced with a classic rum taste and no odd or overpowering flavors. I tried this neat, neat with a little water and on ice and had no complaint. It's pricy and definitely a special occasion rum. Still weighing my price to quality rating but it's no bargain and I wouldn't use it as a mixer.
Well worth the money. Good and smooth. For sipping and enjoying
Good for sipping.. Sweet.. Notes of vanilla, caramel, dark chocolate..
This is one of the best rums from Ron Zacapa. Great blend and easy to find in the states. My go-to rum when the great rum gets low. Big jump from the 12 year.
Har være bedre for 11 år siden, hvor det ikke løb så hurtigt gennem soleraen. Nu er den til gengæld blevet en hel del billigere.
Mňa osobne nepresvedčila. Veľa kamarátov ju považuje za najlepší rum, ale ja ňou nepohrdnem, ale ani ju nevyhľadám.
My cousin showed me his bottle but would not share. I had to buy my own bottle to see what the hullabaloo was all about. It was worth the wait.
I bought this bottle because of it's GREAT RATINGS, but it is not for my palate. Very oaky, strong flavored rum. I would guess this is what GOOD rum is supposed to be like, but I will not get another. I have found cheaper, more pleasant rums.
Exquisito aroma y sabor. Ligeramente dulce. Color oscuro acorde a su alejamiento. Muy recomendable!!!
To proclaim that this is the worlds best rum, I would say, is an exaggeration... It was at one point, but a lot has happened since this guy was nr. 1. Not to say that this is a bad rum. This is a nice rum. Lovely sweet nose with banana, toffee and vanilla. The taste is interesting... Smoke, butter, caramel. Smooth feel and a long taste. Zacapa is very fast to proclaim its place in rum history. Maybe that's why the expectations doesn't mach the product. But still a nice rum for the buck.
Ron Zacapa Centenario Solera 23 review by Mike at Ultimate Rum Guide
Ron Zacapa Solera 23 rum review by Peter from the Floating Rum Shack