The Ron Zacapa is a darker rum. Rather than a typical amber color, this rum is a deep, rich brown (rich is a word that will continually be used in describing aspects of this rum). A quick swirl in the glass creates a very thin ring of much stronger legs than one would expect based on the slightness of the ring. As you watch, the ring grows thicker and the legs of the spirit make their way down to the body very slowly, belying the texture of the drink for one with the patience to let the glass breath for a moment or two. Zacapa Centenario is hand wrapped in royal palm leaves and produced from a blend of vintage rums with up to 23 years of barrel age. Ron Zacapa Centenario represents the pride of Guatemalan rums, the pride of closely guarded recipes known only to skilled master blenders, and the pride of a government that strictly mandates the aging process.
1st place winner in the premium category at the Caribbean Week's Rum Taste Test 1998
1st place winner in the premium category at the Caribbean Week's Rum Taste Test 1999
1st place winner in the premium category at the Caribbean Week's Rum Fest 2000