Ron Zacapa Centenario Rum
Created in the town of Zacapa, Guatemala, in 1976, the richness of Guatemala’s landscape, culture and soul is very much reflected in Zacapa’s origins and layers of flavour. The Zacapa name, for instance, highlights the rum’s connections to the landscape: derived from Nahuatl (Aztec) language, meaning “on the river of grass”, and created in 1976 to commemorate the 100th anniversary celebration of the foundation of the city of Zacapa. The rich fertile soil, exotic climate and volcanic landscape of Guatemala help to produce a rum that is unique and full of flavour. Zacapa’s raw ingredient is derived from sugar cane honey, rather than molasses, and cultivated along the Pacific coastal plains, where the humidity produces a wonderful caramelization of juices. To ensure freshness, immediately after the cane is cut, it is transported to the mill to begin extraction of the sugar cane juice. Once its juices are extracted (mostly by hand), Zacapa is then aged and blended in in the highlands of Quetzaltenango, in the “House Above the Clouds”, 2300m above sea level. This climate provides a slow ageing process, giving a better combination of aroma and flavours in the rum. Zacapa’s rich notes of honeyed butterscotch, spiced oak and raisined fruit make it an exquisite tasting rum that everyone can appreciate.