Crafted in Guatemala, Zacapa Rum is a work of art, and an expression of patience, richness, quality and master blending. Aged to perfection in the highlands of Quetzaltenango, Zacapa Rum develops its complex flavour and character 2,300m above sea level in the mystical House Above the Clouds.

Zacapa 23

Containing a blend of rums from 6 to 23 years old.

Keynote

Wonderfully intricate with honeyed butterscotch, spiced oak and raisined fruit, showcasing the complexity of the sistema solera ageing process.

Appearance

Light mahogany, with the tones of long barrel ageing at the rim and long, slow legs clinging to the glass.

Nose

A soft start which develops complexity in the glass; sweet aromas of caramel, vanilla, cacao and butterscotch, combining with layers of flavour indicative of the different barrels in the solera process; sherried notes of caramelised, roasted brazil nuts and toasted hazelnut, and the characteristic rounded toffeed banana and dried pineapple of ex-American whiskey casks.

Palate

Wonderfully complex, generous and full-bodied, with a sweet honeyed viscosity atypical of an aged spirit; a great 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.

Serving suggestions

Best enjoyed on a single large lump of pure, clear ice in a luxury rocks glass with a heavy base.
Note: 50ml of Zacapa 23 contain 15.8 grams of alcohol

Zacapa XO

Containing a blend of rums from 6 to 25 years old, with an extra ageing stage in French oak barrels that previously held cognac.

Keynote

A perfectly balanced combination of sweetness, spice, fruit and spirit, a connoisseur’s delight and the ultimate expression of the Master Blender’s art.

Appearance

Mahogany with intense red hints of long barrel ageing at the rim and long, slow legs.

Nose

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.

Palate

A wonderfully complex and satisfying balance of sweetness, fruit, spice and spirit, all tempered by the extra ageing stage in ex-cognac French oak barrels; long, smooth and sweet with a weight of dark cherry chocolate and flavours of intense dried fruits like sultana, date and prune; sweet oak spices of clove, vanilla and cinnamon, and lighter notes of dried mango and raspberry, with a subtle hint of ginger to finish. A connoisseur’s delight and the ultimate expression of the Master Blender’s art.

Serving suggestions

Best enjoyed on a single large lump of pure, clear ice in a luxury rocks glass with a heavy base.
Note: 50ml of Zacapa XO contain 15.8 grams of alcohol

How-To's

From spicy to hot rum punch to the classic daiquiri, our how-to video series below will help you craft the perfect drinks.