Ron Zacapa XO Rum
Top 10 Spirits 2011
This premium rum was not named for its creator, or any other human being. Rather, Ron is the designation for rums from Spanish-speaking locales. Zacapa is the Guatemalan town where Ron Zacapa XO is distilled from pure sugarcane rather than molasses. The designation XO stands for "extra old;" in this case, a blend of rums aged between six and 25 years in a combination of bourbon, sherry and wine casks. With its complex flavors and aromas, from hints of spice on the nose to mango and raspberry on the finish, this Ron Zacapa is worth getting to know. But if the company ever produces a TV ad, don’t be surprised to hear a man proclaim, "My name is Ron Zacapa…."