Zacapa Rum is regarded as one of the finest rums in the world. Aged and blended in the ‘House Above the Clouds’ in Guatemala, 2300m above sea level, the cool mountain air slows aging, allowing Zacapa time to rest and develop character.
Zacapa uses a unique Sistema Solera process, based on a centuries-old Spanish way of aging sherries, to blend rums of different ages in a sequence of barrels which previously held American whiskies, sweet sherries and fine Pedro Ximenez wines. Refined by craftsmanship and devotion, the whole process is artfully overseen by Master Blender Lorena Vasquez.
The tropical climate and volcanic soil yield high grade sugar cane and, unlike most rums that use molasses, Zacapa is created from the concentrated first press of sugar cane or ‘virgin sugar cane honey’, which contributes to its award-winning taste.
In 2003, Diageo- the world’s leading premium drinks business, established The Reserve Brands Group, its boutique division of luxury spirit brands. The group includes the multi-award winning portfolio of Johnnie Walker Blue Label Blended Scotch Whisky, Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve, Johnnie Walker Platinum Label, Johnnie Walker Black Label, Ketel One vodka, Ron Zacapa rum, Don Julio tequila, Cîroc vodka, Tanqueray London Dry gin, Tanqueray No. Ten gin and The Classic Malts Selection.