Zacapa 23
by Zacapa

The art of slow



TypeAged Rum
Country  Guatemala
ABV40% (80 proof)
Age23 Years
Avg Rating (4.3)
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Overview

Crafted in Guatemala, Zacapa Rum is a work of art, and an expression of patience, richness, quality and master blending. Aged to perfection in the highlands of Quetzaltenango, Zacapa Rum develops its complex flavour and character 2,300m above sea level in the mystical House Above the Clouds.


Nose
A soft start which develops complexity in the glass; sweet aromas of caramel, vanilla, cacao and butterscotch, combining with layers of flavour indicative of the different barrels in the solera process; sherried notes of caramelised, roasted brazil nuts and toasted hazelnut, and the characteristic rounded toffeed banana and dried pineapple of ex-American whiskey casks.
Palate
Wonderfully complex, generous and full-bodied, with a sweet honeyed viscosity atypical of an aged spirit; a great depth of raisined fruit and apricot preserves, building to an intense heart of savoury oak, nutmeg, leather and tobacco with notes of coffee and delicately sweet vanilla, balanced with a spicy touch of cinnamon and ginger on the pleasantly astringent finish; truly a rum for the discerning palate.


Serving Suggestions

Best enjoyed on a single large lump of pure, clear ice in a luxury rocks glass with a heavy base.

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Trait Tags

Serve Neat
On the Rocks
Winter Cozy
Topshelf
Aromatic

Recent Review

Ash User Avatar
 
2 months ago

A good starter dark rum

This is the dark rum that introduced me to the genre. It's very tasty, and it makes it easy to understand the subtle flavors found in many other dark rums. But it's also quite sweet.

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Member Cocktail Recipes

Recent Cocktail Recipe

Lulu User Avatar
 
about 1 month ago

Dark N Stormy
  • 60 ml Aged Rum
  • 100 ml Ginger Beer
  • Lime Wedge (Garnish)

Fill a highball glass with ice and add your rum.
Top with ginger beer.
Garnish with a lime wedge.


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