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Zacapa Rum

Zacapa Rum – The Rum that Matures Above the Clouds

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Did you know that Zacapa Rum acquires its exceptional qualities thanks in part to the aging that takes place in a unique place in the world? And that unlike most rums that use molasses, Zacapa rum is produced using the first pressing of virgin sugar cane?

Let us discover together the characteristics and secrets of the production of the world’s best-known rum.

Zacapa Rum

The Story

Zacapa rum was created in 1976 to commemorate the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the town of Zacapa.

Zacapa is a city in Guatemala located about 112 km from City


The name Zacapa is derived from the Nahuatl (Aztec) language.

And it means “on the river of grass.”

Virgin sugarcane harvesting

Virgin sugarcane harvesting

Unlike most rums that use molasses, Zacapa rum is produced using the first pressing of virgin sugar cane. This makes the rum sweeter and softer, and it is at this point that the distinctive characteristics and flavor profile of Zacapa begin to develop.

Nowhere is this more appropriate than in southern Guatemala, thanks to its mineral-rich volcanic soil and the many rivers that nourish the area. The difference in raw materials can be seen in the depth of Zacapa’s primary aromas and flavors.

Zacapa Rum - Aged Above The Clouds

Rum maturing above the clouds

After distillation, Zacapa embarks on a journey.

extraordinary from the volcano-shaded plains

at the head of a valley 2,300 meters (7,545 feet) above sea level

of the sea where the cooler and more humid climate of the

“House Above the Clouds allows Zacapa to acquire.

its unique qualities and unmistakable taste profile.

The fresh mountain air gently ages our rum, allowing the deep, body aroma to develop,

Of Zacapa’s full color and rich flavor.

Here, at the House Above the Clouds, wooden barrels share

their aromas and flavors through the unique process

“Solera System” aging.

What does XO mean?

Rum aged 10 to 25 years are hand-selected in the “Solera System. They hand-select rums between the ages of 10 and 25 in the “Solera System.” Older and younger rums are then blended as they age in a sequence of barrels that previously contained robust American whiskies, delicate sherries, fine Pedro Ximénez wines, and finished in French oak barrels that had previously aged Cognac.


Zacapa XO is a unique balance of complex aromas and flavors resulting from the unique blend of reserve rums. Zacapa XO is best enjoyed neat or on the rocks and pairs beautifully with dark chocolate and desserts.

40% VOL.

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