Zaya 12 yrs

75cl / 40%
Zaya 12 yrs
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Another top-quality trinidad rum - superb. Double distilled in small copper potstills before 12 years of maturation in oak barriques - a rum of exceptional depth and profundity. Winner of a Gold Medal at the 2008 International Rum Festival.

Country
Trinidad
Style
Plain
Type
Molasses

Zaya 12 yrs Reviews

12 Customer Reviews

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  • 25 January 2013

    To the gentleman below me who suggested this rum should be enjoyed in a mojito, that is a bit like lighting your cigars with a $100 bill. This is a top notch sipping rum and should be enjoyed straight in my opinion.

  • 29 April 2012

    Great rum on its own or on the rocks. Thick dark and smooth. IF you wana mixer, mix with non-sweet ingredients as the combo otherwise can maybe lead to diabetes (extra sweet, oy...). Now, if u mix with sours or blands, you're in good order. The bottle shud come with a mojito recipe, which I'd very much recommend at least once.

  • 17 February 2012

    If you like sweet and smooth and don't mind paying a premium for it then this is for you but as for me it's too much. It's like a syrup! You're probably paying a tenner alone just for the glass of the bottle which looks almost a cm thick! (reason for this?)

  • 20 December 2011

    This rum is so smooth it's dangerous. The nose is awesome! With hints of bananas, toffee, cocoa and tobacco. The taste is out of this world. Shows why a great rum is as good for sipping as any bourbon or whiskey made.

  • 17 September 2011

    an intriguing rum - but probably not worth the hype. Very very sweet and very strong flavour of vanilla. Its almost like drinking vanilla essence straight from the bottle like when you were a kid. Nice to have but make sure you round out your rum collection before buying.

  • 29 June 2011

    I can only echo the sentiments of a super smooth, gorgeous sweet sipping rum which is of a similar taste and refinement to Zacapa 23, and given that it's a bit harder to find in bars than Zacapa I'd jump on the opportunity to savour this rum anytime.

  • 22 April 2011

    Amazing rum. The complexity is what gets it for me. Sip it, then run it back down your tongue and every part of your tongue gets a different sensation. So many flavours. Sipping it again tonight :-)

  • 17 December 2010

    I've found that the Zaya can be a little unpredictable in it's bottling. When it's right it is absolutely superb, otherwise it's just outstanding. Either way is a winner for me.I'd love to try the Guatamalan version if I could find it anywhere.It's a great sipper, and when warmed reveals caramel undertones. The finish is quite long lasting. Very similar to the Zacapa 23 but I prefer this. For me it's one of the best.

  • 13 October 2009

    Unbelievably sweet and smooth. If, like Alistair, you enjoy your rum with a fiery kick, then keep shopping for Gosling's Black Seal. But if you're new to sipping Rum, or if you like 'em super-smooth, then this is your pour. My bottles were even gentler than Zacapa 23. Fantastic stuff!!

  • 8 June 2008

    I asked around before buying this rum and given its hype I was somewhat disappointed. Thats not to say its not a lovely rum it just lacked a bit of a kick that I like in my rums, however if you like them smooth this one is for you.

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