I often find claims of something being the "best" or "finest" to be dubious, at best. When I was traveling in Guatemala and was told that Ron Zacapa was the "best rum in the world," I brushed it aside, as typical exaggeration or marketing puffery. That was, until I tasted it. Wow. I don't consider myself an expert like ArcticWolf or ForestCokely. I'm more of casual, social liquor fan. But even a novice like me could appreciate this fantastic rum.
Ron Zacapa can be fond in 15, 23 and XO varieties. The 15 is aged between 5 and 15 years, the 23 between 6 and 23 years, and the XO between 6 and 25 years. They are all excellent. I feel the XO is smoother and sweeter than the 23, and makes for an excellent after dinner drink... almost like drinking a fine cognac.
Not only is Ron Zacapa great to drink, their great looking bottles make an excellent, eye-pleasing addition to any bar.
Overall, a top notch brand of rum and a true pleasure to enjoy on special occasions.
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Ron Zacapa Centenario is a popular premium rum from Guatemala. Zacapa was created in 1976 to celebrate the centenary of the foundation the eastern Guatemalan town of Zacapa.
The rum has won awards from different international competitions and is the first rum to be included in the International Rum Festival’s Hall of Fame. The Beverage Testing Institute has given Zacapa a 98 point rating.