Ron Zacapa Centenario Sistema Solera 23 Rum

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Ron Zacapa Centenario Sistema Solera 23 Rum
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Customer Rating

An awesome rum – winner of a Platinum medal and ranked in First Place by the prestigious Beverage Testing Institute in Chicago, with a whopping 97 points. Interestingly, now that industry giants Diageo are distributing Zacapa, the '23 years old' age statement has suddenly been dropped and replaced with a somewhat more plausible claim – the rums used are aged between 6 and 23 years old and are blended together in a solera.

Country
Guatemala
Style
Plain
Type
Molasses
Colouring
Yes

Style

  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness

Character

  • Vanilla Vanilla
  • Apricot Apricot
  • Almond Almond
  • Dark Chocolate Dark Chocolate

Ron Zacapa Centenario Sistema Solera 23 Rum Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Judges' Comments from The International Cane Spirits Festival 2007

    Nose full or apricots, citrus fruits, vanilla, cocoa and bourbon; rich and full-bodied with spicy chocolate flavors and a pleasing tannic bite; very long finish, clean and rich with a lovely liqueur-like density.

    Award: Gold Medal, Best In Category (Aged Rums 15+ Years Old)

  • Producer's Tasting Notes

    Colour:  Dark Mahogany.

    Body:  Dense, with marvellous complexities of aroma and flavour; thick legs that fall slowly.

    Nose:  Great intensity, sweet with notes of wood.  Sweet fruitiness, vanilla, almond, chocolate, toasted wood and delicate hints of spice.

    Taste:  Dense and exceptionally balanced, very long aftertaste.

    Finish: Attractive and evocative.  Elegant and noble.

91 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    1 March

    I've tried plenty of different rum varieties the last couple of years. Nothing compares to this one! It's even better than the more expensive ones of the same brand

  • 5
    17 January

    Great rum.

  • 5
    11 January

    Picked this up while in Mexico and really enjoyed the flavors. An exceptional rum for sipping neat although the recommendation is to pour over a single ice cube. You definitely do not want to dilute this or mix (in my opinion)

  • 5
    7 October 2018

    Excellent flavor, so smooth, nice taste.

  • 5
    5 October 2018

    One of my favorites for sure. Incredibly smooth. Not to sweet or dry. Just about perfect. Highly recommend.

  • 5
    27 September 2018

    Best rum I've tasted – so smooth.

  • 5
    15 September 2018

    I love this rum. It's smooth, sweet and warming without the any nasty after burn. This is my second choice when I need to treat myself, the XO is my first.

  • 5
    30 May 2018

    By far the best rum I have tasted - and that's quite a few. Rich and smooth with complex tastes and a long finish. XO is my favourite, followed closely by Solera.

  • 5
    14 April 2018

    This stuff is great smooth with a nice taste,we love it.

  • 5
    10 March 2018

    Best rum hands down that I’ve ever had. I highly recommend. Exquisite taste. You won’t be disappointed.

  • 5
    25 February 2018

    My husband has always loved a good Old Fashioned, but I never really “got it”. Now that he has started making mine w our Zacapa 23, I am hooked. This is so delicious, complex and smooth. This has that lovely natural sweetness of a good rum, so be careful w the simple syrup as you can easily go too far. The 23 is perfect for sipping straight as well.

  • 5
    1 February 2018

    I am not a rum expert and around Christmas I was lucky to get myself a bottle of the zacapa xo which has blown my mind and all my liquor standards. Now wanted to see if the 23yo is at least as half as good since the price is twice as good compared to the xo. I can say it’s a brilliant rum, I believe it will become one of my standard drinks. The xo is even smother, with a richer taste and longer aftertaste, but this is good enough for most days and nights...

  • 5
    26 January 2018

    This rum is one of my favorite rums. It is smooth, full flavored and worthy of a snifter. It runs in the same lqague with Phillipines' Gold Tosca.

  • 4
    11 January 2018

    Harsher than I remember to be honest, bit still one of the best.

  • 5
    4 January 2018

    Excellent rum, first time using this service no complaints at all

  • 4
    23 December 2017

    Very smooth and very nice strong very nicearoma and very smooth. I was amazed its made from sugar cane.

  • 5
    21 December 2017

    Complex and rich taste. One of the best rums!

  • 5
    8 December 2017

    Incredibly smooth. A sweet taste void of any harshness, warms the throat and goes down smooth. Should be served in a cognac glass to enjoy the aromas. Compare it to Barbancourt 5 star presidential from Haiti, different but right at the top with the best.

  • 5
    13 November 2017

    Great. Smooth and most enjoyable. Best sipping rum ever.

  • 5
    10 November 2017

    Absolutely superb rum! Perhaps best ever, served to complement a key lime dessert. Delightful!

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