Ron Zacapa Sistems Solera 23 Gran Reserva Rum 23 year old
Zacapa 23 contains a blend of rums from 6 to 23 years old. Wonderfully intricate with honeyed butterscotch, spiced oak and raisined fruit, showcasing the complexity of the sistema solera ageing process. Light mahogany color, with the tones of long barrel ageing at the rim and long, slow legs clinging to the glass. A soft scented start which develops complexity in the glass; sweet aromas of caramel, vanilla, cacao and butterscotch, combining with layers of flavour indicative of the different barrels in the solera process; sherried notes of caramelised, roasted brazil nuts and toasted hazelnut, and the characteristic rounded toffeed banana and dried pineapple of ex-American whiskey casks. Best enjoyed on a single large lump of pure, clear ice in a luxury rocks glass with a heavy base.