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The Zacapa story is fascinating. In the highlands of Quetzaltenango, 2300m above sea level, lies The House Above the Clouds. This stunning location – one of the highest ageing facilities in the world – is where Zacapa Rum slowly develops its complex flavour and character over time. Only in this precise spot can Zacapa’s exceptionally deep aroma, full colour and rich palate emerge to reach perfection .
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Here is something I learned, a great recipe to try with Zacapa premium rum:
Zacapa Estilo Viejo
Standard Measure of Zacapa 23
Serve Zacapa 23 in a rocks glass. Add ice, bitters and sugar syrup to taste, then stir. Garnish with an orange twist and pair with complementary dark chocolate.
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Here in the mountains, the cool temperature slows the ageing process, while the thinner air and lower atmospheric pressure helps intensify the infusion of flavours from the barrels.
Only in this precise spot can Zacapa’s exceptionally deep aroma, full colour and rich palate emerge to reach perfection.
The luxury of time
Once the barrels of distilled Zacapa are in place at The House Above the Clouds, it’s time to start the complex, finely balanced ageing process.
We use a unique Sistema Solera, based on a Spanish tradition developed over 500 years ago to age sherry.
Our Sistema Solera involves blending rums of various ages in casks that once held robust American whiskey, delicate sherry and fine Pedro Ximenez wines.
Every drop of rum passes through each type of cask, allowing each one to share its aromas and flavours with the maturing liquid. The result is a remarkable rum of exceptional quality.