Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Zacapa Rum Aged Well

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Diageo for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
Zacapa Do you have a favorite rum? All of us has its own favorites may it be a car, food, or a rum. Does your favorites have a story because my hubby's favorite  Zacapa premium rum has its own remarkable story.
It all began in 1976 in eastern Guatemala where the town of Zacapa celebrated its centenary and gave birth to one of the world’s best tasting rums.
Further west, the terrain is perfectly suited to the cultivation of quality sugar cane. In fact, nowhere in the world could be better suited. For here in the rolling uplands of this green fertile landscape, acidic soils and prolonged periods of golden sunlight are the order of the day. The cane is grown here in volcanic soil, no less. However, unlike most rums which use molasses as their base, Zacapa uses only the concentrated first press of sugar cane, known as virgin sugar cane honey.
Then comes the ageing process, which takes place high up in the exquisitely beautiful Quetzaltenango highlands, 2,300 meters above sea level, where the cool mountain air slows the ageing process, creating a unique complexity of flavour. The House Above the Clouds is actually one of the world’s highest facilities, and the process employed here, a unique Sistema Solera, is based on a process originally devised by the Spaniards 500 years ago to age sherry. It involves each drop of Zacapa rum passing through several casks that previously housed American whiskey, Oloroso sherry and Pedro Ximenez wines. So each of these large vessels imparts its own inimitable character that helps give Zacapa its distinctive taste. 
It is amazing to learn how your favorite rum comes into existence. As I am reading the remarkable story of Zacapa premium rum, my imagination also follows every single word. In addition, since my native country is Philippines I could relate the cool breeze on top of the mountain, the concentrated first pressed of sugar cane and the prolonged sun everyday. It amazes me on how they process this remarkable Zacapa premium dark rum. They took this rum like a gem that it has to be aged in a place where the best natural things happen. We have shared this rum to our family and friends and they only have one thing to say it is indeed remarkable and the taste is excellent. This afternoon we went to my husbands nephews wedding, they serve Zacapa premium dark rum, and I was so surprised. They are one of those relatives who told us that they like it. Of course, those who drink rum are in their age and the “young ones’ who are below 21 were never allowed to drink any of it. Not many knew about the story Zacapa Rum and since I knew the story, I shared it to them and they were amazed how it turns out to be good.  In addition, of course, I shard them the website and told them about how to join the Zacapa Society. To be a member of Zacapa society you will learn the exclusive details of the brand and the opportunity to enjoy remarkable gifts and prizes along the way. Simply register your interest at http://bit.ly/pvKdC9 .  Don’t miss it! Cheers!
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