This limited-release Zacapa XO Solera Gran Reserva Especial (in a stylish flat decanter) won Gold in the Super-Premium category at the International Rum Festival for several years after its release in 2000, and was given the Platinum award for the Super-Premium category in 2002. A perfectly balanced combination of sweetness, spice, fruit and spirit, a connoisseur’s delight and the ultimate expression of the Master Blender’s art. A very open nose with a wealth of aromas that seem to evolve each time you nose the glass; a great balance of mature toasted oak, burnt caramel, dry-roasted nuts, marzipan and orange peel; a delicate floral note of honeysuckle in the background.
Unbelievable price for such a superior rum of this quality! Beautiful packaging with an eye appealing bottle just adds to the Zacapa name and the high altitude of Guatemala that this fine rum hails from. This rum should be part of every rum connoisseurs collection as well as anyone who appreciates the finer things in life! Cheers!
Fell in love with the Zacapa products after picking up a bottle of it at Duty Free in Saint Martin. I toyed with the XO, but only got the 23 at the time. XO completely embodies premium rum from scent to after taste. Finally, I purchased a large volume of this product. It's completely smooth, less of the hints of honey and vanilla that you can pickup in the 23. The packaging is regal and the product is incredible. It's superior to Cruzan Single Barrel Estate and the smokey & amazing Havana Club Cuban Barrel Proof Rum which is not available in the US. The question shouldn't be whether to buy it, the question should be how much of it to buy!
Very good rum for the price. I agree.
A full flavored, full bodied, smooth rum serves very well either neat or over ice.
Great rum, great price!
This was a beautiful full bodied rum with lovely amber color. Perfect on the rocks, though I used it for a VIP social event, and mixed it with St. Germain following the VPB Daquiri recipe from their website - it was simply divine!
I think that was cultural Volshevism!
Great rum at a great price-- smooth as can be with many delicate flavors. Also, excellent service from the WC. The Zacapa XO arrived promptly and in high quality, secure packaging. A winner all around!
A truly impressive rum best enjoyed with 1 ice cube. Friends say it tastes like a fine sherry, bourbon, scotch, or cognac and all agree it is the best rum available.
First experience at Wine Chateau was fantastic!
Great tasting Rum, great price I have a small bar in Costa Rica and this is one of our best sellers. Customers love it
Excellent sipping overlooking the lake. Drink it neat from a snifter,
An Awesome price for this rum. Couldn't find it less than $110 elsewhere. A perfect rum to enjoy neat. Ron Zacapa did a great job on this one!!!! I'll be back for more..........
I am a big fan of aged rums and a friend suggested I try the Zacapa XO. All I can say is this rum is simply amazing, beautiful notes and flavor. Enjoy it straight with no ice with a well aged cigar.
Ordering from Wine Chateau was an excellent experience.
I have been a rum drinker for many years and have tried most at one time or another. I stumbled into this XO while in Quito Ecuador (since they do not have it here in North Carolina) and found it the best sipping rum I have ever had. I drink it in a brandy glass to let it get some air.
THis was my first crack at Premium Rum. We loved it! Simply on the rocks. Didn't know rum could be so smooth. Great price from WC also....
This is my go to rum. A delicious product, at a great price, and with stellar service. I ordered a case for myself and shipped a single to a friend. All shipped immediately and arrived beautifully packaged. Solidified my position as a Wine Chateau customer.
It's the best. Brought some home from Guatemala a few months ago, and have been a fan ever since. Wine Chateau has the best deal around. Purchased two bottles at a great price, and they arrived promptly, safely. Thanks for a fantastic buying experience.
Great Rum; beautiful amber colour...delicious. great price. Will definitely buy some more.
I was very pleased to be able to purchase such a great rum at a really good price but was disappointed because when I opened the box the factory seal was not attached at the seam it was there but just hanging on the bottle.
Great with a pack of lime Kool-Aid and Corn Dogs!
(Should Die for ;)
Best rum and great neat or on the rocks. by Lee
You should be shot!
Ron Zacapa Centenario is a premium rum produced in Guatemala by Rum Creation and Products, a subsidiary of Industrias Licoreras de Guatemala, and distributed and marketed by Diageo. Zacapa was created in 1976 to celebrate the centenary of the foundation of Zacapa, a town in eastern Guatemala. It is made using the concentrated first-pressing sugar cane juice—called "virgin sugar cane honey" by the company—and is aged and blended using the solera method traditionally used for sherries. This process is overseen by master blender Lorena Vazquez. The company claims that part of their success lies in the fact that the barrels are stored 2,300 metres (7,500 ft) above sea level in an aging facility situated below the upper slopes of the mountains and volcanoes of Guatemala, where the temperature is an average of 62 degrees Fahrenheit (17 degrees Celsius).