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Ron Zacapa XO Guatemala Rum 70cl

Ron Zacapa XO Guatemala Rum 70cl

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Ron Zacapa XO is a premium rum produced in Guatemala by Industrias Licoreras de Guatemala. It is a blend of rums aged for 6 to 25 years in a variety of barrels, including ex-bourbon, ex-sherry, ex-Pedro Ximénez wine, and ex-cognac barrels. This unique ageing process gives Ron Zacapa XO its complex flavour profile, which is characterised by notes of vanilla, caramel, dried fruit, and spices. Ron Zacapa XO is aged at an altitude of 2,300 metres in the Quetzaltenango region of Guatemala. This high altitude helps to slow down the ageing process, resulting in a smoother and more complex rum. The rum is also aged using the Solera system, a traditional method of ageing spirits that involves blending rums of different ages together. Ron Zacapa XO is a rich and full-bodied rum with a complex flavour profile. On the nose, it offers aromas of vanilla, caramel, dried fruit, and spices. On the palate, it is smooth and mellow with flavours of vanilla, caramel, toffee, nuts, and spices. The finish is long and lingering with notes of oak and chocolate. Ron Zacapa XO is a versatile rum that can be enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or in cocktails. It is also a popular choice for cooking and baking. Here is a more detailed description of Ron Zacapa XO's flavour profile: Nose: Vanilla, caramel, dried fruit, spices Palate: Smooth and mellow, flavours of vanilla, caramel, toffee, nuts, and spices Finish: Long and lingering, notes of oak and chocolate Ron Zacapa XO is a highly awarded rum, and has been named one of the best rums in the world on multiple occasions. It has also won numerous gold medals at international spirits competitions. 

 

How to enjoy Ron Zacapa XO 

 

Ron Zacapa XO is a versatile rum that can be enjoyed in a variety of ways. Here are a few suggestions: 

 

Neat: Ron Zacapa XO is best enjoyed neat, at room temperature. This allows the full flavour profile of the rum to shine through. 

 

On the rocks: Ron Zacapa XO can also be enjoyed on the rocks. This is a good option if you prefer a slightly more diluted drink.

 

In cocktails: Ron Zacapa XO can also be used in cocktails. It is a good choice for cocktails that call for a dark and flavorful rum, such as the Old Fashioned, the Manhattan, and the Daiquiri. 

 

Cooking and baking: Ron Zacapa XO can also be used in cooking and baking. It can add a delicious depth of flavour to dishes such as rum cake, rum sauce, and rum glaze. 

 

Here are a few specific cocktail recipes that feature Ron Zacapa XO: 

 

Old Fashioned: 

2 ounces Ron Zacapa XO 1/2 ounce simple syrup 2 dashes Angostura bitters Orange peel, for garnish Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and stir until chilled and diluted. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice and garnish with an orange peel. 

 

Manhattan: 

2 ounces Ron Zacapa XO 1 ounce sweet vermouth 2 dashes Angostura bitters Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and stir until chilled and diluted. Strain into a chilled coupe glass and garnish with a cherry. 

 

Daiquiri:

2 ounces Ron Zacapa XO 1 ounce lime juice 1/2 ounce simple syrup Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake until well chilled. Strain into a chilled coupe glass and garnish with a lime wedge. 

 

Food pairings for Ron Zacapa XO 

Ron Zacapa XO is a versatile rum that can be paired with a variety of foods. Here are a few suggestions: 

Chocolate: Ron Zacapa XO pairs well with chocolate, especially dark chocolate. The rich flavours of the rum complement the sweetness and bitterness of the chocolate. 

Coffee: Ron Zacapa XO can also be paired with coffee. The rum's sweetness and complexity help to balance out the bitterness of the coffee. 

Nuts: Ron Zacapa XO pairs well with nuts, such as almonds, walnuts, and pecans.

 

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