Ron Zacapa Centenario - Sistema Solera 23 - El Alma

Rhum Ron Zacapa, Centenario Cuvée, Sistema Solera, 23 Years, El Alma, Heavenly Cask Collection

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Tasting notes for the Ron Zacapa Centenario "El Alma" Sistema Solera 23 - Heavenly Cask

  • EYE: This rum has a beautiful deep amber color, almost mahogany, with coppery reflections. Its brilliance and viscosity are remarkable, indicating its richness and concentration.
  • NOSE: One can perceive rich aromas of caramel, vanilla, and honey, reminiscent of dessert notes. Hints of dark chocolate, roasted coffee, and warm spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg complement its aromatic profile. Woody notes of oak are also present, reflecting its aging in oak barrels.
  • MOUTH: Velvety and smooth texture. The flavors of caramel, vanilla, and honey are confirmed, bringing delightful sweetness. Notes of dark chocolate and coffee add complexity and depth. Spicy nuances of cinnamon and nutmeg harmoniously blend with a slight touch of dried fruits. The finish is long and warm, leaving a pleasant sensation of lingering sweetness.


In short: This Centenario "Sistema Solera 23" El Alma is the second member of the Heavenly Cask collection produced by the Ron Zacapa distillery. It is an exceptional rum that will impress you with its complexity and aromatic richness. Its captivating bouquet and velvety palate make it an ideal choice for connoisseurs of premium rums. It can be enjoyed neat to fully appreciate its flavors but can also be used in refined cocktails. It pairs perfectly with desserts based on dark chocolate, caramel, or vanilla. As for aging, this rum can be stored for many years without losing its charm and distinctive character. This blend of different six year-old rums is a little gem. You can experience it right away.

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

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Data sheet

Heavenly Cask Collection
70 cl
% vol.
40 %
Individual case
Guatemala, Central America
El Alma
23 years
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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