Full Review

Ron Zacapa

Ron Zacapa
Solera Gran Reserva XO Especial Rum

Category: Aged Fresh Cane Juice Rum

Date Tasted:
Country: Guatemala
Alcohol: 40%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$119.99

Ron Zacapa
Solera Gran Reserva XO Especial Rum

Category: Aged Fresh Cane Juice Rum

Date Tasted:
Country: Guatemala
Alcohol: 40%
Rich bronze color. Aromas and flavors of fruitcake, cigar box, flambéed bananas and cherries, and vanilla bread pudding with cocoa drizzle with a glycerous, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a medium-long finish revealing notes of dark chocolate covered figs and dates, caramel and marshmallow, dark chocolate covered candied orange peel, and fresh leather and cigar box. With rich, barrel-forward notes of chocolate drizzled baked goods, this is a great Rum to add depth and oak support to a cocktail.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: fruitcake, cigar box, flambéed bananas and cherries, and vanilla bread pudding with cocoa drizzle
Taste Flavor: dark chocolate covered figs and dates, caramel and marshmallow, dark chocolate covered candied orange peel, and fresh leather and cigar box
Smoothness Smoothness:
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Cuba Libre, Daiquiri Natural, Dark & Stormy
Bottom Line Bottom Line: With rich, barrel-forward notes of chocolate drizzled baked goods, this is a great Rum to add depth and oak support to a cocktail.

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.