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Ron Zacapa XO Rum is produced in the highlands of Guatemala where it is distillled from fresh cane juice. The rum is then aged from 6 to 23 years at 7544 feet above sea level at 62 °F (17 °C) using the solera process. The solera aging process incorporates barrels that previously held American whiskeys, sherries, wines and Cognac
The unique Ron Zacapa XO glass decantur features an impression of a woven band around the middle, which is in reference to the original hand woven palm leaf petate bottle cover that covered the bottle
Nie je hodný tej ceny ,za tie peniaze mám 3 lepšie rumy!
en god Rom med en lang krydret ettersmak men noe dyr i pris.
Chocolate, cereza, frutas pasas dulces... una explosión en tu boca.
TL/DR - try it if you get a chance - sample before buying a bottle.
I may have over-hyped myself on this Rhum. I just got to try it on a cruise and it was great, however, I doubt its worthy of its price tag. Definitely more complex and smoother than the Z 23. Aging it for 45 minutes helped the strong alcohol smell burn off. My only beef is that I can get similar flavor profiles from Plantation XO 1/4 the price. And plantation is much smoother with nice buttery notes.
Only one word to describe the flavour of this rum: quality
Like many others I have tried the Ron Zacapa 23. To me that was a nice rum, but a bit to sweet, so I wasn´t really interested in trying the big brother XO, but when offered a taste at a work meeting you have to take it and to be honest. It is still sweet, but an improvement on the 23.
Nose: Vanilla, oak, prunes, almonds and toffee
Taste: Raisins, brown sugar, dates, toasted coconut and then a dominant toffee comes and steals the show in the aftertaste
Overall: As said before this is on the sweeter side of the spectrum, but there is not doubt that under the sweetness is some very nicely made rum. The aftertaste is a bit to sweet, which is unfortunate, but overall this is a very nice rum if you want to treat yourself to something sweet, which you have to do from time to time.
Love the taste, this is my favourite rum so far. Sweet, but not too sweet, delicate as I like it. Box and Bottle are also something special.
My new favorite. Rum belongs to the class of super-premium, has a large number of awards and medals and is considered one of the best in the world. He also became the first rum in the International Hall of Fame. The color of the rum is dark golden, with a slight shade of red.
The aroma easily captures notes of vanilla, iris, spices, caramel, ginger, orange peel, oak and roasted nuts. Sea of pleasant tasty aromas. The smell is certainly gorgeous.
The taste is balanced, soft and complex. Cocoa, vanilla, lime, mango, spices and dried fruits are felt in it. It is drunk pleasantly and with great pleasure.
The finish is not sharp and long. Caramel and chocolate are felt.
The strength of the drink is 40%. Definitely recommend this beauty
I love the Zacapa rums and this one is a precious diamond!! First time I drank this one, I was still a rookie drinking rums. Even than I loved it already. Now that I have been drinking a lot of different rums I can say that this is really a precious diamond dor sure!! The first bottle I finished was the old design and after that I killed three new design bottles already. So sweet!!
Vaniglia, tabacco e altri aromi sono quelli che ho percepito di più in questo grande rum.
I buought this one after recomendation from friend. Its much better than 23y. On the nose you can smell typical aroma for zacapa but taste is more complex and balanced, very smooth. It is worth to extra money to buy this one than 23y.
Without any doubt one of the winners. Aged in old cognac barrels. Very rich in taste. Bit sharp at first and then surprisingly mellow with a warm aftertaste...
I bought a bottle as a treat to share with a fellow rum lover.
We were both very impressed.
Everything about this rum is impressive; the presentation box, the decorative bottle, the colour in the glass, the amazing aroma, the taste, the mouth feel and the finish.
The smoothness, the flavours and the after taste just leave you wanting to take that next sip.
An excellent sipper and well worth the price.
This would be one of if not my favourite Rum. Very smooth and fantastic flavour
A very good and well balanced rum, slightly more complex and a little more character than the Solera 23.
Krásná, elegantní láhev, plná vůně, v podstatě není cítit alkohol. Velmi jemná možná až příliš sladká chuť. Devítka zůstává neprolomená.
Love the stuff 175 and the Guatemalan airport best price I’ve seen
One of my favorites. Been a fan for 4 or 5 years. Complex nose.
like a huge cognac crown on a bourbon's muscular body, and man's skin lotion.
Unbelievable smooth and easy drinking, this rum feels thicker and more refined than anything I've had before or since. It comes with a hefty price tag but for good reason and I will be treating myself to another bottle / adding it to my Christmas list in the future!
My personal benchmark for quality sipping runs from the Americas - first time I tasted this recalibrated my previous view on rum as a poor cousin to great malt whiskey - game changer....
Very nice , so smooth. Bought this bottle at the Canadian duty free for under $70. It’s priced over $100 in the states. A great rum for your collection.
what a super tasty rum.just sit down comfortably and enjoy life.
Ron Zacapa XO rum review by Everyday Drinking
Ron Zacapa XO rum tasting notes by Gear Patrol
Ron Zacapa XO rum review by The Ultimate Rum Guide