Full Review

Ron Zacapa

Ron Zacapa
Rum XO

Category: Aged Rum

Date Tasted:
Country: Guatemala
Alcohol: 40%
96 Points
Platinum Medal
Superlative
$100

Ron Zacapa
Rum XO

Category: Aged Rum

Date Tasted:
Country: Guatemala
Alcohol: 40%
Bright bronze color. Delicate, buttery aromas of roasted nuts, toasted coconut, and chocolate figs and cherries with a satiny, crisp, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, complex, long coffee gelato, wood spice, minerals, and pepper finish. A stylish, long aged sipping rum that will be great with cigars.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Complex & spicy
Aroma Aroma: roasted nuts, toasted coconut, and chocolate figs and cherries
Taste Flavor: coffee gelato, wood spice, minerals, and pepper
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Finish Finish: Peppery
Enjoy Enjoy: with cigars and neat
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A stylish, long aged sipping rum that will be great with cigars.

The Producer or Importer

Diageo North America

The Producer or  Importer
530 Fifth Avenue #4
New York, NY 10036
USA
1 646-223-2000

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Aged Rum

Spirits Glass Copita Copper.jpg
Serve in a Copita
Añejo and Age-Dated Rums are aged Rums from different vintages or batches that are mixed together to insure a continuity of flavor in brands of Rum from year to year. Some aged Rums will give age statements stating the youngest Rum in the blend (e.g., 10-year-old Rum contains a blend of Rums that are at least 10 years old). A small number of French island Rums are Vintage Dated.