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Diageo's Ron Zacapa Reserva Limitada

Category - Spirits, rum, Guatemala, 45% abv

Available - Since last month

Location - France, Germany, Austria, Portugal, Spain, the UK, Switzerland, Italy, the Nordics and Benelux  

Price - SRP of EUR75 (US$103) per 75cl bottle

Distribution – Diageo

Diageo has lined up a limited edition line extension for the Zacapa rum brand. The company, which holds a 50% stake in Zacapa's Industrias Licoreras de Guatemala, said earlier this week that Ron Zacapa Reserva Limitada marks the first release in its annual series of rum blends that will be selected by the rums master blender.

The 2013 expression comprises rums aged between six and 24 years old.

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Ron Zacapa, the world’s leading ultra-premium rum, is pleased to announce the launch of Reserva Limitada, a special limited edition blend. A perfect blend of tradition and the artisanal aging process, Reserva Limitada 2013 is an exceptional rum for discerning connoisseurs. A new vintage of Reserva Limitada with a different proprietary blend of rums hand selected by Master Blender Lorena Vasquez will be released each year.  

For Reserva Limitada 2013, Lorena has selected a variety of reserve rums with different characteristics and ages, between 6 and 24 years, to develop this bespoke blend noted for the intense mahogany colour, complexity and smoothness of flavour. Using the Sistema Solera ageing process, based on a centuries-old Spanish method of ageing sherries, Lorena slowly blends rums of different ages in a sequence of barrels which previously held American whiskies, sweet sherries and fine Pedro Ximenez wines. The sublime complexity of Reserva Limitada 2013 is created in the final stage by ageing the rum for a second time in sherry and charred American white oak casks, delivering a unique flavor and aroma.

The complexity of the flavor is deeply rooted in its provenance and the skilled attention to detail, which goes into every aspect of its production. From the sugar cane of the volcano-shadowed lowlands, to an ageing process that takes place 2,300 meters above sea level, to the traditional Guatemalan hand woven petate band that adorns each bottle, every aspect of the Reserva Limitada production takes place under the watchful eye of its Master Blender.

  • Body:    Silky, covering the mouth
  • Nose:    Multi-layered aromas of chocolate, roasted nuts, caramelized dried fruits, toffee, vanilla, raisins, wood and dry citrus notes
  • Palate: Complex, balanced, it is soft and gentle on the senses
  • Finish:  A long and satisfying finish, covering the palate

Zacapa rums are available in fine liquor stores, premium bars and restaurants around the world.

Original source: Company Release