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Ron Zacapa

Ron Zacapa
Solera Gran Reserva No. 23 Rum

Category: Aged Fresh Cane Juice Rum

Date Tasted:
Country: Guatemala
Alcohol: 40%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$45

Ron Zacapa
Solera Gran Reserva No. 23 Rum

Category: Aged Fresh Cane Juice Rum

Date Tasted:
Country: Guatemala
Alcohol: 40%
Dark amber color. Aromas and flavors of dill pickle, chocolate toffee and espresso bean, and toasted panettone with a satiny, bright, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, complex, long finish that exhibits notes of molasses roasted nuts, sweet baking spices, cola and sassafras floats, and blonde tobacco and minerals. A rich and poised well-aged Rum for sipping or cigars.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Fruity, Complex, Rich & Spicy
Aroma Aroma: dill pickle, chocolate toffee and espresso bean, and toasted panettone
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of molasses roasted nuts, sweet baking spices, cola and sassafras floats, and blonde tobacco and minerals
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, on the rocks, neat and with cigars
Cocktail Cocktails: Cuba Libre, Daiquiri Natural, Dark & Stormy
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich and poised well-aged Rum for sipping or 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

Their Portfolio

89 Astral Blanco Tequila 40% (Mexico) $34.00.
89 Astral Blanco Tequila 40% (Mexico) $34.00.
87 Cîroc Vodka 40% (France) $29.00.
92 Ron Zacapa Solera Gran Reserva No. 23 Rum 40% (Guatemala) $45.00.
95 Ron Zacapa Solera Gran Reserva XO Especial Rum 40% (Guatemala) $99.00.
93 Ron Zacapa Solera Gran Reserva Edición Negra Rum 43% (Guatemala) $75.99.

Aged Fresh Cane Juice Rum

Spirits Glass Rock Clear.jpg
Serve in a Rocks Glass
Fresh cane juice rums are made with fresh sugar cane juice instead of molasses, but are not AOC or DO products, such as Martinique Rhum, Haitian Rhum or Cachaça. These are often of excellent quality with nutty, spicy flavors and a tangy finish and are perfect for cocktails or with the best examples, ideal as a sipping rum.