Zacapa, which sits high in the mountains of Guatemala at over 2,300 meters above sea level, is considered to be one of the world’s best producers of rum. One of its distinguishing features is that it uses the Solera system (which is usually used to make sherry) to create its rums. Lorena Vasquez oversees production at “the house above the clouds” and is one of the only female master blenders in the spirit world.
The humidity and soil, which is made from volcanic, mineral and alluvial deposits, help create these quality spirits. Zacapa rums also stand out by the fact that they are made from first-press sugar cane, and sometimes virgin cane honey, instead of the usual syrup. Only yeasts extracted from pineapple are used to ferment the wort which is then distilled in a copper still.
Zacapa No. 23 is made from a blend of rums that have different characteristics and ages, giving it a unique set of aromas. It is also available in a case.
Having been aged in charred American oak barrels, this mahogany rum is one of the most complex made by this exceptional Guatemalan producer. It is also available in a case with two glasses.
The latest addition to Zacapa’s catalogue was aged in oak barrels made from wood from French forests that once belonged to the King of France. This ample rum with its rounded and subtle palate contains flavours of citrus fruits and caramel.
El Alma undergoes an extra maturation in old, heavily charred whiskey barrels. The amber elixir contains caramel, vanilla and smoky aromas.
The exclellant Zacapa XO is avaible in a case aith two glasses, making it the perfect gift for the rum lover in your life. Dried fruits, cacao, and toasted notes appear on the nose while the rounded rum imparts almond and vanilla flavours on the palate.