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
Excellent sipping rum. Very smooth and a pure delight!
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.
+ spicy taste, color, flavor, nice bottle
- feel more alcohol as not XO
a great rum had this a while back so struggling to recall the subtle notes and flavours. A great rum easy to drink very enjoyable drink
Réussi, riche, doux et subtil, le prix m'empêche de le noter mieux, à ce prix là il y a mieux à savourer.
I debated whether to give this an 8 or a 9, but ended up giving it an 8 because I couldn't rate it higher than some of the rums I rated a 9 (Diplomatico Ambassador, Appleton Estate 21). It's probably just behind those guys.
Absolute premium rum. Glad I got myself a few bottles of this as well as it is a seriously good product. Got a few of these on special for a tick over $150 a bottle.
Drank the rum straight up to begin with and was very impressed. It is a solera system rum, so not a true 'aged' rum as its a blend of many different aged rums, some young, some really old.
It's probably wasted mixing with coke. Plenty of other rums out there to mix, but this one is good neat.
If the zacapa 15 years and the 23 years are the diet cokes of rum (and they are imo) this i the original.
The rum is very easy to drink and has a very nice smoothness to it.
The thing wrong with this rum is that it is just too safe. Yes, the taste is allright but it is just disappointing considering the price and the fact that this is the best ron zacapa can do.
There are many better and cheaper alternatives.
This, and Solera 23, are the best rums that are widely available. This will be the best that most people will be able to find. A bit harsh with the oak, so I took away 1 point for that.
Super Nice bottle with box and super good content! this bottle you share alone or with your best friend. Super to have in Rum collection. After testing Zacapa Royal I go back to score 9!
have a comparison with the Solera 23 and have to admit that the Solera is slightly better then this XO, at least to my taste buds, plus I get 2 bottles for the price of one, but still recommendable.
Good example of top shelf rum but pricier than most.
A great rum endeed and I really enjoy it, but compared to others in this pricerange it lacks a little in my oppinion.
What can I say... Everyone knows Zacapa XO, but for me the best was the first edition with bottle straw
Lett og varm å drikke. Drikker man en billigere rom og går over til denne kjenner man en vesentlig forskjell,men den varer ikke lenge. Altfor dyr i forhold til hva man får igjen for pengene,det finnes flere sorter som er like god og som koster under det halve. Pen flaske å ha i hyllen
I thought the XO was good. It won't crack my top 3 or even top 5...but it was tasty, nonetheless. Definitely has that RZ spice to it, but smoother than the RZ 23 and not as sweet. Has a nice balance of sweet and spice. Burnt caramel corn, spice and orange preserves. Tasted a hint of tobacco at the front of the palette, which means it'll will probably pair well with a cigar. Medium finish. Lots of vanilla and oak wafting from the glass while it decanted. Overall I give it an 8, but it's closer to 7.5 due to it's spicy after burn. Will reach for it again, if offered to me...but doubt I'd buy a bottle.
I dont care about the general opinion of second edition vs first edition. This is still a decent glass. I drank this in a direct comparison with the 2003 XO version.
Seemed a bit more strong on the alcohol, and not quite as soft.
Nose: I find caramalised nuts, roasted fruits and toffee
Taste: I find caramel, toffe and a some sweetness, but its a bit more forward when it comes to alcohol.
A decent rum, but somehow Im not totally excited.. I can find better in this pricerange.
drikkelig, lidt for meget til den søde side, ville hellere bruge pengene på Etiqette Negra
Taste this and you will pretty much have the textbook example of what an excellent rum should taste like. But to me it doesn't have that special character which will make you remember it long after the bottle is empty.
Ron Zacapa XO rum review by Everyday Drinking
Ron Zacapa XO rum tasting notes by Gear Patrol
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