Ron Zacapa Centenario Sis/Solera 23 Year Rum 70cl
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|Product:||Grand Reserve Rum|
|Product Category:||Beers, Wines & Spirits > Spirits & Fortified Wine > Rums|
- Zacapa 23 is a super-premium rum made from a blend of rums aged between 6 and 23 years old
- Zacapa has been awarded first place five times in a row at the International Rum Contest *- the only luxury rum in the Rum Hall of Fame
- Warm and smooth on the nose with sweet hints of vanilla, honey, dried fruits, smoke and orange peel. Intense, complex and balanced on the palate: vanilla, dark chocolate, nutmeg, raisins, dried fruits, fine oak with a long lasting finish
- The complex sweet fruitiness & chocolate flavours of Zacapa, deserve to be appreciated neat or over ice as well in cocktails
- Zacapa uses virgin sugar cane honey as a raw material and is aged in altitude to slow the process which uses a Solera ageing system through a series of different casks that previously held American whiskey, Oloroso Sherry and Pedro Ximenez wines
- Zacapa is the most exquisite rum to share with friends before or after a meal
Additional Pack Information
Containing a blend of rums from 6 to 23 years old
Wonderfully intricate with honeyed butterscotch, spiced oak and raisined fruit, showcasing the complexity of the sistema solera ageing process.
Light mahogany, with the tones of long barrel ageing at the rim and long, slow legs clinging to the glass.
Wonderfully complex, generous and full-bodied, with a sweet honeyed viscosity atypical of an aged spirit; aged depth of raisined fruit and apricot preserves, building to an intense heart of savoury oak, nutmeg, leather and tobacco with notes of coffee and delicately sweet vanilla, balanced with a spicy touch of cinnamon and ginger on the pleasantly astringent finish; truly a rum for the discerning palate.
“What a unique and wonderful rum. Made from sugar cane honey under the watchful eye of Lorena Vasquez, Zacapa is great as a sipper or cocktail ingredient. Full flavoured, rounded and complex- you can taste the years of work behind the brand.” Charles Joly, World Class Winner 2014
Awarded 5 years in a row (1998-2002) with the First place and Gold medal in the premium rums category in the “International Rum Tasting Contest” of the Caribbean Week's Rum Taste Test.
Chosen to inaugurate the “Rum International Hall of Fame” in the “International Rum Festival 2003” in Canada.
In January 2012, Zacapa was named one of the “World's Top 100 Most Valuable Luxury Brands” by the World Luxury Association.
From 19th century railroad to 21st century rum
In eastern Guatemala, 229m above sea level, lies the town of Zacapa. Founded in 1876 as a bustling railroad stop, the resident population was soon joined by travellers from around the world, leaving a legacy that can still be seen today in local surnames. In 1976, the town reached its centenary. To celebrate this historic event, Guatemala's premier rum-producing company decided to create something special. By harnessing expert knowledge gained over many years, a unique premium spirit was born: Ron Zacapa Centenario.
A symbol of pride on every bottle
As the heart of the ancient Mayan empire, Guatemala's history stretches back thousands of years. We're proud to say the Mayan period continues to influence Guatemalan art, culture and language. This heritage is intrinsic to the craftsmanship of Zacapa, which is why we adorn every bottle with a petate band. A royal Mayan symbol representing the unity of time and space, earth and sky, each petate band is traditionally hand-woven in villages of the Departments of Chiquimula, El Quiché and El Progreso.
A sweeter, more balanced foundation
Our plantation is located on the volcanic plains of Retalhuleu, 350m above sea level in south-western Guatemala. Due to the fertile, acidic soil and year-round sunshine, no other place in the world is better suited to the cultivation of sugar cane. Most rums use molasses, a by-product of the sugar making process, as their base; Zacapa, however, is different. To impart a sweeter, smoother flavour, Zacapa uses only the concentrated first press of sugar cane, known as virgin sugar cane honey. This is the very point at which our rum's remarkable taste and profile begin to develop.
The definition of character
When it's time to start fermentation, we introduce our own strain of yeast extracted from pineapples: Saccharomyces cerevisiae. This yeast produces the precise aromatic compounds Zacapa requires, and so we ferment slowly, to give the yeast the time it needs to work. Distillation is what defines the character of Zacapa. A single column still, lined with copper to add flavour and remove impurities, is used to distil Zacapa Rum. And to ensure the correct balance is achieved, the whole process is minutely controlled by our experts.
Coolly aged to perfection
In the highlands of Quetzaltenango, 2300m above sea level, lies The House Above the Clouds. This stunning location - one of the highest ageing facilities in the world - is where Zacapa Rum slowly develops its complex flavour and character over time. Here in the mountains, the cool temperature slows the ageing process, while the thinner air and lower atmospheric pressure helps intensify the infusion of flavours from the barrels. Only in this precise spot can Zacapa's exceptionally deep aroma, full colour and rich palate emerge to reach perfection.
The luxury of time
Once the barrels of distilled Zacapa are in place at The House Above the Clouds, it's time to start the complex, finely balanced ageing process. We use a unique Sistema Solera, based on a Spanish tradition developed over 500 years ago to age sherry. Our Sistema Solera involves blending rums of various ages in casks that once held robust American whiskey, delicate sherry and fine Pedro Ximenez wines. Every drop of rum passes through each type of cask, allowing each one to share its aromas and flavours with the maturing liquid. The result is a remarkable rum of exceptional quality.
- Country of Origin: Guatemala
- Pack Type: Cylinder
Preparation and Usage
Best enjoyed neat or on a single large lump of pure, clear ice in a luxury rocks glass with a heavy base.
|Tasting Notes||Wonderfully complex, generous and full-bodied, with a sweet honeyed viscosity atypical of an aged spirit; aged depth of raisined fruit and apricot preserves, building to an intense heart of savoury oak, nutmeg, leather and tobacco with notes of coffee and delicately sweet vanilla, balanced with a spicy touch of cinnamon and ginger on the pleasantly astringent finish; truly a rum for the discerning palate|
|Country of Origin||Guatemala|
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