Full Review

Ron Zacapa

Ron Zacapa
Solera Gran Reserva No. 23 Rum

Category: Aged Fresh Cane Juice Rum

Date Tasted:
Country: Guatemala
Alcohol: 40%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$44.99

Ron Zacapa
Solera Gran Reserva No. 23 Rum

Category: Aged Fresh Cane Juice Rum

Date Tasted:
Country: Guatemala
Alcohol: 40%
Rich bronze color. Aromas and flavors of maple cream nougat, bananas foster with a scorched caramel sauce, dried red fruits like figs and prunes, and coconut cream with a glycerous, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a medium-to-long finish revealing touches of chocolate covered toasted marshmallow, sweet mocha syrup, maduro tobacco, and dried herbs. A rich, dark Rum with bold notes of caramelized pastries.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: maple cream nougat, bananas foster with a scorched caramel sauce, dried red fruits like figs and prunes, and coconut cream
Taste Flavor: chocolate covered toasted marshmallow, sweet mocha syrup, maduro tobacco, and dried herbs
Smoothness Smoothness:
Finish Finish: Long
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich, dark Rum with bold notes of caramelized pastries.

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 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.