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Old 11-17-2007, 12:10 AM   #1
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Default Zacapa 25 yr.

Has anyone tried the Ron Zacapa Cetenario XO 25 yr.? Saw it in the airport but couldn't pick up a bottle since I was not flying internationally.
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Old 11-17-2007, 08:42 AM   #2
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It's a most beautiful spirit in a wonderful decanter. It's a darker hue, richer and more chocolatey than the 23 year old. Probably the most requested bottle to taste on our back bar.

Rich Woods from Floridita cracked open his bottle of 30 year old the other day which also tasted magnificent
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Old 11-20-2007, 05:14 AM   #3
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Wonderful deep hued rum that gives off terrific floral and honeyed notes as it warms up. One of the best there is imho. Have you also tried the Ron Zacapa Black as this was said to be the best of the 23 year old and used to be available from a supplier we use in Germany?
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How does the black label differ from the normal Centenario 23?
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According to the publicity it is the best of the 23 year old. I bought a bottle a few years ago and was very impressed with the Black as it was definitely different to the 23 year old, darker and smoother with more floral notes, similar to the XO but not quite that good.
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It's a most beautiful spirit in a wonderful decanter. It's a darker hue, richer and more chocolatey than the 23 year old.
How is the dry to sweet level as compared to the 23?
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Personally I found it slightly drier than the 23 year old but has more aroma and flavour
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Default Ron Zacapa Black Label

Who sells this in the USA?
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Old 05-14-2010, 10:49 PM   #9
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I have been a fan of the 15 and 23 year varieties for some time and have decided to look for other Zacapa rums to sample. I did a search and came across several mail order sources in the US including this one with "to good to be true pricing":

http://www.shoppersvineyard.com/stor...dproduct=12453

Is this not the XO that everyone raves about? I thought it was not available in the US.
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Zacapa XO is now available in the US. As previously mentioned, the XO is a bit drier than their Gran Centenario Solera 23, it is also slightly less sweet.

The XO isn't just the Solera 23 Gran Centenario aged another two years but is a different blend of aged rums from the Zacapa warehouses. Both of these rums are made from the same raw material and distilled the same way but are different blends.
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