Zacapa rum was created in 1976 to commemorate the 100th anniversary celebration of the foundation of the city of Zacapa.
Zacapa is a town in Guatemala located approximately 112km from Guatemala City. The name Zacapa derives from Nahuatl (Aztec) language, and it means “on the river of grass.
Zacapa supports the Guatemalan community by employing over 700 female weavers to craft our petate bands adorning every bottle of Zacapa No. 23 Rum.
The orchestrator behind Zacapa’s delicious taste is Lorena Vásquez, one of the few female master blenders in the world of spirits.
Zacapa Master Blender of more than 35 years Lorena Vásquez, is one of only a few female leaders in a traditionally male-dominated industry.
Named one of PEOPLE en Español’s 25 Most Influential Women 2015.WEBSITE
Zacapa No. 23
The balance of delicate and unique flavors of Zacapa No. 23 is derived from a blend of aged rums between 6 and 23 years old, originating from the “Sistema Solera” aging process.
Zacapa No. 23 is aged in selected barrels that previously aged robust American whiskey, delicate sherries and fine Pedro Ximénez wines, creating a smooth & balanced rum.
Zacapa No. 23 Rum is best served neat, on the rocks or in your favorite dark spirit cocktail.
Nose: Soft, sweet start with aromas of caramel, vanilla, cacao and butterscotch. Continued by sherried notes of caramelized roasted brazil nuts and toasted hazelnut, rounded out by toffee, banana and dried pineapple.
Taste: Complex, generous and full-bodied. Starting with a depth of dried fruit and apricot, building to savory oak, nutmeg, leather and tobacco with notes of coffee and vanilla, balanced with a spicy touch of cinnamon and ginger.
Finish: Intricate with honeyed butterscotch, spiced oak and dried fruit.
Zacapa XO is a unique balance of complex aromas and flavors resulting from the exclusive blend of reserve rums. We hand select rums aged between 10 and 25 years in the “Sistema Solera.”
Older and younger rums are then blended as they age in a sequence of barrels that previously stored robust American whiskeys, delicate Sherries, fine Pedro Ximénez wines and finished in French oak casks which previously aged Cognac.
Zacapa XO is best enjoyed neat or on the rocks and pairs beautifully with dark chocolate and desserts.
Nose: Balance of mature toasted oak, burnt caramel, dry roasted nuts, marzipan and orange peel with a delicate fruit deep note at the end.
Taste: Balance of sweetness, fruit, spice and spirit. Long, smooth and sweet with dark cherry, chocolate, date, prune with sweet oak spices of clove, vanilla and cinnamon.
Finish: Lighter notes of dried mango, raspberry and ginger on the finish.