Ron Zacapa Edicion Negra - Sistema Solera

Rhum Ron Zacapa, Cuvée Edicion Negra, Sistema Solera

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Tasting notes for the Ron Zacapa Centenario "Edición Negra" Sistema Solera

  • EYE: With an intense hue, the Ron Zacapa Centenario "Edición Negra" reveals a deep mahogany color reminiscent of aged leather. Its density and viscosity are signs of meticulous craftsmanship, anticipating a superb tasting experience.
  • NOSE: Upon the first olfactory encounter, gentle notes of vanilla and caramel intertwine, evoking a sweet softness. Subtle woody and spicy nuances then emerge, reminiscent of roasted oak. The nose is ultimately elevated by aromas of dried fruits, notably apricots and figs, creating a rich and balanced olfactory symphony.
  • MOUTH: The tasting unveils a velvety texture that envelops the palate with complex flavors. Notes of dark chocolate and coffee mingle with the lingering sweetness of caramel. The presence of oak is felt, adding an additional depth, while hints of tobacco and honey leave a delicate imprint.


In short: This Ron Zacapa Centenario "Edición Negra" captivates with its intense mahogany hue, a balanced aromatic bouquet combining vanilla, caramel, and dried fruits, and a velvety palate with complex flavors of chocolate, coffee, and woody notes. An exceptional sensory experience that you can pair with various small bites, such as intense dark chocolate desserts, aged cheeses, fresh tropical fruits, roasted nuts, or savory tapas like marinated olives.

Other cuvées from this distillery: Zacapa No. 23 "El Alma", Zacapa No. 23 "La Doma", Zacapa Edición Negra, Zacapa XO...

Product Details

Data sheet

70 cl
% vol.
43 %
Individual case
Guatemala, Central America
Edicion Negra
Ron Zacapa
Producer: Ron Zacapa
Ron Zacapa

Fine rum from Guatemala


1976 was the 100th anniversary of Zacapa (which means "On the river of grass" in the Aztec language), a Guatemalan city of 20,000 souls, located on the banks of the Rio Shutaque river. For the occasion, many great local families came together to decide how to best honor their hometown. As they all worked in the world of spirits and liquors, for the "Industrias Licoreras de Guatemala" company, the idea of making a commemorative rum quickly came up. That's when the Ron Zacapa Centenario was born.

Aged between 6 and 23 years (using the famous Spanish "Sistema Solera"), at 2,300 meters of altitude, above the clouds where the weather is cool and damp, the Zacapa rum is among the premium rums. It's made with concentrated cane juice (known in the region as "mel de caña") fermented using pineapple yeast. This is what gives this rum such a unique taste.

The distillation process is entirely supervised by one woman, Lorena Vásquez. In 2015, she was named one the 25 most influential women in the world, and is responsible for the incredible flavors of Zacapa. The brand has actually done a lot for local women. More than 700 of them are working full time at weaving the "petate", a band of dried palm leaves that surrounds the bottles of rum, historically made by the Mayan people. Zacapa helps these women by offering them a stable revenue and better work conditions.

Today, Zacapa is seen as the "cognac of rum", for its taste and its prestige. It benefits from the Denominacion de Origen Protegida (or DOP, the equivalent of the French IGP) "Rones de Guatemala". The brand produces four cuvées in total: Zacapa 23 Sistema Solera, Zacapa Edicion Negra, Zacapa XO, Zacapa Royal, as well as one special edition: Zacapa 23 La Doma.

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