Zacapa Centenario 23YO 1L Rum
- Dark Rum
- Guatemala, 1,000ml
A superb rum from Guatemala, blended from solera aged stocks which range in age from 6 years to 23 years. Aromas and flavours of toffee, dark chocolate and tobacco - perfect as a sipping rum.
- Type: Dark Rum
- Region: Guatemala
- Alcohol: 40%
- Volume: 1,000ml
- Goes with: Ice
Ron Zacapa rums are made from sugar cane harvested in southern Guatemala, which is pressed into virgin sugar cane honey. The fermentation process uses a yeast strain (saccharomyces cerevisae) isolated from pineapples to transform sugars within the ‘honey’ into alcohol. This fermentation process takes approximately 5 days after which the fermented ‘wine’ is distilled in a single continuous column.
After distillation, the Zacapa rum is transported to the ‘House above the Clouds’ in the Guatemalan mountains for maturation. Special cellars age the rum at an altitude of more than 7000 feet above sea level where the ambient temperature is much more stable and the oxygen levels are lower than at lower elevations. The more stable ambient temperature ensures that the aging barrels are subject to less differential air pressure between the outside and the inside of the barrel.
Zacapa is aged at high altitude where the temperature is lower. The lower temperature also directly influences the oxygen levels which are lower as well, and this lower oxygen level aids in a slower aging process. The slower aging, allows for more time for the aromas and flavours to combine.
Zacapa rums are aged using a process they call ‘Sistema Solera’ which is based on the system used to age Spanish sherry.
Bronze - 2020 World Rum Awards - Column Still Rum
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