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I've recently learned about a brand called Zacapa premium rum.
In the highlands of Quetzaltenango, 7545 above sea level, lies The House Above the Clouds. This is where Zacapa Rum slowly develops its complex flavour and character over time.
In the mountains, the cool temperature slows the ageing process, while the thinner air and lower atmospheric pressure helps intensify the infusion of flavors from the barrels. Once the barrels of distilled Zacapa are in place at The House Above the Clouds, they begin the complex, finely balanced ageing process.
Zacapa Rum uses a unique Sistema Solera, which is based on a Spanish tradition developed over 500 years ago to age sherry. Sistema Solera involves blending rums of various ages in casks that once held robust American whiskey, delicate sherry and fine Pedro Ximenez wines. Each drop of rum passes through each type of cask, allowing each one to share its aromas and flavors with the maturing liquid. The result is a premium dark rum truly like no other!
Members of the Zacapa Society are able to learn extraordinary details about this incredible brand of Rum, as well as influence the direction of the society! Also? You may even pick up the occasional reward for your efforts.
You can register for the Zacapa Society at ZacapaRum.com!