Ron Zacapa Centenario XO Rum

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Ron Zacapa Centenario XO Rum is distilled from reduced sugar cane syrup, similar in consistency and color to honey, but with a more grassy flavor.  Zacapa ages its rums in a protracted, modified Solera process that combines labor and art using a variety of barrels.  The aging process begins in American oak barrels that previously contained bourbon, then moves on to re-charred American bourbon barrels for a few years.   The rum is next stored for a year or more in barrels previously used for aging Olorosso sherry, then aged in used Pedro Ximeniz sherry barrels, and finally finished in french oak casks formerly used for aging cognac. Master Blender Lorena Vasquez (pictured at right) monitors the rum At each stage, blending them to a consistently exceptionally high quality, aroma and flavor.  Aging takes place in the cool mountains of Guatemala at an altitude of approximately 8,000 feet, thereby slowing down the aging process compared within most Caribbean rums.  The high altitude and low temperatures reduce the evaporative osmosis known as the “Angel’s Share.”  Who can blame the makers of Zacapa XO?

A premium rum that is extremely smooth and beautifully presented.

700ml, 40% ABV

$189.99 inc. GST

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This history of Ron Zacapa Centenario XO Rum goes something like this…

What started in the early part of the 20th century as an effort by a handful of enthusiastic entrepreneurs has evolved into a prosperous corporation with international recognition. Today the ‘La Nacional’ company has an extensive line of products which account for 98% of the domestic spirits market in Guatemala. In addition to its comprehensive line of “Botran” rums, La Nacional also produces “Ron Zacapa Centenario”. The X.O. bottling is an exemplary example of the spirit and a must for any serious rum drinker’s collection.

Crafted in Guatemala, Ron Zacapa Centenario XO 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.

Weight 2 kg