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Ron Zacapa

Premium rum produced in Guatemala

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Ron Zacapa - the finest rum in the world?

  • Mar 18, 2010
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.
Ron Zacapa - the finest rum in the world? Ron Zacapa - the finest rum in the world?

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July 11, 2011
I like this kind of rum; however, I can't drink it in great quantity . Perhaps, a sip only is possible right now.
March 18, 2010
The Ron Zacapa 25 year Solero and the 23 year old solero are two of the finest rums I have tasted!
March 18, 2010
I'm guessing you wouldn't use this stuff for a Rum & Coke?
March 18, 2010
Whatever gets your through the day, my friend.
March 18, 2010
Any idea if this is available out of Guatemala, Brew?
March 18, 2010
It's available in the states, and I'm seeing it pop up in more and more places, so they may be expanding their export business. Hopefully you'll see it in your neck of the woods soon.
March 19, 2010
Thanks! I'll be on the lookout for it! :-)
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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.
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