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
I just have the impression, that the older versions where a tad better.
You Need to taste the old rum (bottles before 2013) the Company was sold, and now it has a Commercial taste, available on alle Airports of the world. it's a pitty, but still great, complex.
Lots of flavours, incredibly smooth. Hardly any burn at all, my favourite sweet/sugared rum.
Would have loved to try it without the added sugar, as I believe the rum could actually be good!
Can't really add much to what's been said before. It's a high quality sipping rum that is a joy to savour.
Greatly smooth (with decent burn on tongue), fantastic bottle. But I choose 23y (or Diplomatico) for twice lower price and almost same adventure.
This is a great rum. Smooth, not too sweet and still has a good kick.
Have tried various caribean rums and can't find anything near as good.
Very nice Amber Colour. Smell of caramel banana and vanilla. Open 5/10 min before drinking Very smooth when you drink it and then becomes really balanced and complex. Small notes of spices on the finish
It is more rum than the 23 year but I think the difference in price is to much between the two. Still a very good rum
Sweet scent, very balanced taste with only a hint of sweetness and a warm full-bodied complex taste. Zacapa is hyped but the hype is largely justified. A great rum.
Forse il top tra gli Zacapa?
Il distacco dai precedenti 15,16, 23 anni è tanto e si sente.
C'è sempre la paura di trovarsi a bere un prodotto intasato dal caramello, disgrazia di alcune annate precedenti, ma, in questa espressione dello Zacapa ci si salva.
Dolce e caramello molto ben bilanciati. Sia al naso che in bocca.
Finale molto lungo e persistente. Caldo.
Da gustare a lungo e con pause.
Molto "appetitoso" e migliora col tempo e l'ossigenazione.
Si può abbinare a cioccolate varie, anche se si rischia di coprirne i sapori "nascosti".
Non eccessivamente complesso, è comunque un prodotto che strizza l'occhio al grande pubblico.
Forse il Re dei rum "commerciali"?
This is about $90-$100 at the stores around here, it's definitely worth it and it's on my top 5 list of best runs I ever had.. Not as sweet as the Plantation XO but the flavor it has can not be matched anywhere else, i love this rum but it's just so damn expensive you might want to save this for those "special occasions"
A few words come to mind...flawless, polished and refined. From the nose to the finish, the aroma of maple and caramel....I almost want to pour it on some pancakes! So far, this is in my top 2 or 3 bottles.
This rum is said to be as the 23 year old Zacapa rum, with a little more older rums in the blend and with additional two years ageing in french oak casks.
The nose is deeper and flavors are more integrated to each other than the 23 year old one. Aftertaste is pretty long and a bit spicy. Not drier than the 23 year old one. Well balanced, a good reference for sweet rums but way too expansive.
Meen ikke helt så fantasisk som den kunne være... Der mangler noget fylde. Ikke sikker på at det bliver et genkøb
This is a fine blend with a lot of taste. Not to strong but with a nice touch of caramel.
Very nice if you combine it with a good cigar.
Jamais déçu, mes invités sont toujours agréablement surpris par ce côté 'doux' sans être une liqueur. On est loin des rhums qui 'mettent le feu en bouche', celui-ci se savoure, comme la série des Zacapa (23, XO, ...).
La complexité en plus par rapport au 15 et 23 ans. Pour qui peu (veut) se le permettre, pas toujours facile à trouver,
Just sip and enjoy it just doesn't get much better than this one.
Great rum, very easy to drink, but has also character and what a character. Very smooth at the beginning, but if you hold it for a while in mouth, you start to explore all the fragments of the taste. Just try it.
not really understand the difference of 23 yo, it is still wonderful
Sorry, I can't rate the taste of this, it just looks far to good to crack open! Would rate it a 9, but the box even though it's nice, could be made slightly better. & at close to $200 here, it's just to far damn expensive.
Einer der Besten, doch preislich leider etwas zu hoch :-(
It's always nice to cross one of the wish list.
Absolutely no alcohol burn on the nose, very smooth delivery. In the mouth I taste black liquorice, coffee and a hint of cognac; very nice.
At a $100 a bottle, you can't go wrong.
The strong burnt caramel mixed with pipe tobacco smell adds to sweet and spicy flavour. Long and smooth finish leaving hint of vanilla, smoke and honey.
Pleasure to sip it slowly and straight.
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