Zacapa Centenario, the only rum in the International Rum Festival Hall of Fame
Zacapa has earned its place in the history books as a benchmark for super premiums. First place winner in the premium rums category in the 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001 International Rum Festival Competition. In 2003 it was honored by the International Rum Festival as the first rum ever to be inducted into its Hall of Fame. Highest Rum score from the Beverage Testing Institute 98 point Rating).
This rum was a specialty item made for just the owners of Industrias Licoreras Distillery for many years. Zacapa rum is produced in a small town in Guatemala called Zacapaneca. In this small town the majority of the population make their income from artisan products made from "Royal Palm", which is considered art.
The artisans pride themselves in making this masterfully crafted, hand-woven wrapper for Zacapa.
This rum is aged like no other rum in the Caribbean . After distilling is complete the rums rest in American oak barrels. The altitude where the rum is aged in Bodegas is 8,000 feet above sea level where the weather is cool and limits the loss of a considerable amount of rum that naturally evaporates during the aging process. In some countries the lost product is called the Angels Share and allows the rum to have the aging of 23 years.
Many experts consider this rum to be the best in the world. Zacapa has earned its place in the history books as a benchmark for super premiums. First place winner in the premium rums category in the 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001 International Rum Festival Competition. In 2003 it was honored by the International Rum Festival as the first rum ever to be inducted into its Hallof Fame. Highest Rum score in the Beverage Testing Institute of Chicago (98 point Rating).
This rum's dark brown amber color sets the tone for an exciting drinking experience. Well-rounded oak aroma speaks of aging and refinement. On the palate, layer upon layer of flavors including nutmeg, toasted hazelnut and a hint of caramel. Smooth finish, with a long aromatic persistence. Enjoyed best neat or on the rocks.
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Ron Zacapa Centenario XO to Silent Auction
Chestnut-amber hue. Leather, tobacco and charred molasses nose. A rich entry leads to a full-bodied, moderately sweet palate of tobacco, burnt caramel, oak and brown spice elements. Finishes for a mile with a satisfying warm afterglow of alcohol. A seriously structured and refined aged rum. Reminiscent of a fine Spanish brandy .
Ron Zacapa Centenario XO is not availble for sale in the United States
International review of Spirits Award: Gold Medal (2002)
Rated 94/100 points (Exceptional)