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Old 12-20-2011, 03:51 PM   #481
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Have any of you tried either of these two rums?

Ron Zacapa 15yr
English Harbor 5yr

If so, what did you think of them?
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Old 12-20-2011, 03:56 PM   #482
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Nope never seen the 15 year Zacapa. Didn't even know they made one.
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Old 12-20-2011, 06:15 PM   #483
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Nope never seen the 15 year Zacapa. Didn't even know they made one.
From the reviews I have read it's less sweet than the 23yr. But a lot of rum drinkers prefer ti over the 23 because of that. I am wanting to do a side by side of it and Zaya Guat.
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Old 12-20-2011, 06:19 PM   #484
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From the reviews I have read it's less sweet than the 23yr. But a lot of rum drinkers prefer ti over the 23 because of that. I am wanting to do a side by side of it and Zaya Guat.
No kidding, interesting. I'll need to look into trying it.
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Have any of you tried either of these two rums?

Ron Zacapa 15yr
English Harbor 5yr

If so, what did you think of them?
The Ron Zacapa 15 year is on my to buy list. I had a glass several years ago at a friends house that he got up in PA. I don't remember it very well at the moment. Hoping to run across a bottle some time without having to order it.

The English Harbor 5 year. I do have a bottle of that. I have had a couple tall shots of it. The first taste has an above average bite that really sits on the tip of the tongue with a strong brown sugary taste. No real burn going down but a nice feeling of warmth. The next sip is smooth with a brown sugary caramel allspice aftertaste with no tongue bite. Waiting 5 minutes or so between sips brings back the tip of the tongue bite for me.
On a scale of 1-10 I'd put it around a 6.5/7. Overall it's a nice addition to the rum shelf.


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Old 12-21-2011, 08:11 AM   #486
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The Ron Zacapa 15 year is on my to buy list. I had a glass several years ago at a friends house that he got up in PA. I don't remember it very well at the moment. Hoping to run across a bottle some time without having to order it.

The English Harbor 5 year. I do have a bottle of that. I have had a couple tall shots of it. The first taste has an above average bite that really sits on the tip of the tongue with a strong brown sugary taste. No real burn going down but a nice feeling of warmth. The next sip is smooth with a brown sugary caramel allspice aftertaste with no tongue bite. Waiting 5 minutes or so between sips brings back the tip of the tongue bite for me.
On a scale of 1-10 I'd put it around a 6.5/7. Overall it's a nice addition to the rum shelves.



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Old 12-21-2011, 08:20 AM   #487
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The Ron Zacapa 15 year is on my to buy list. I had a glass several years ago at a friends house that he got up in PA. I don't remember it very well at the moment. Hoping to run across a bottle some time without having to order it.

The English Harbor 5 year. I do have a bottle of that. I have had a couple tall shots of it. The first taste has an above average bite that really sits on the tip of the tongue with a strong brown sugary taste. No real burn going down but a nice feeling of warmth. The next sip is smooth with a brown sugary caramel allspice aftertaste with no tongue bite. Waiting 5 minutes or so between sips brings back the tip of the tongue bite for me.
On a scale of 1-10 I'd put it around a 6.5/7. Overall it's a nice addition to the rum shelf.


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Thanks for the reviews. I have read that English Harbor can be a great rum for the money, it just needs to oxidize a bit. I am going Thursday to pick up that bottle of Zacapa 15 yr. Hopefully I'll find some other dusties too.
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Old 12-21-2011, 10:23 AM   #488
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Old 12-23-2011, 01:16 PM   #489
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Got a few bottles of Ron Santa Teresa Selecto Extra-Premium Aejo Rum on the way. Blend of up to ten year aged rums.

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Ron, how is that supposed to compare to the 1796, which is one of my favorites?
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Old 12-23-2011, 02:20 PM   #491
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Ron, how is that supposed to compare to the 1796, which is one of my favorites?
Don't know yet - have never had it. It normally sells for between $30-$35 a bottle and getting it on sale for $17 a bottle.

I don't imagine it will be on the same level as the 1796, might end a mixer who knows. For the price though, and it was on my to buy list, its hard to pass up. Will let you know next week when it gets here.


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I have a new favorite.....Legendario Cuban Rum.

Thank you to some Santas in Canada for gifting it to me.
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Got a Matusalem Gran Reserva under the tree from my mother in law
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So I compared the Zacapa 15 Anos Friday night. It tastes much like the Zaya Guat, except it has a bit more scotch? taste to me. It tastes a bit more grown up if that makes any sense. It is certainly less sweet than the Zacapa 23 Solera. And the vanilla is not as pronounced. As of right now the Zacapa 15 Anos is my new favorite. Too bad they discontinued it as well.

However, this may not hold as the new fav as the stupid cork broke off into the bottle. I hope it won't affect flavor, but then again I can't be certain.

The place I got it from did have some interesting bottles. A Ron Millonario which I almost thought was a an old full palm weave Zacapa. And they also had one I have been wanting to try... Zafra.
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Old 12-31-2011, 04:09 AM   #499
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So I compared the Zacapa 15 Anos Friday night. It tastes much like the Zaya Guat, except it has a bit more scotch? taste to me. It tastes a bit more grown up if that makes any sense. It is certainly less sweet than the Zacapa 23 Solera. And the vanilla is not as pronounced. As of right now the Zacapa 15 Anos is my new favorite. Too bad they discontinued it as well.

However, this may not hold as the new fav as the stupid cork broke off into the bottle. I hope it won't affect flavor, but then again I can't be certain.

The place I got it from did have some interesting bottles. A Ron Millonario which I almost thought was a an old full palm weave Zacapa. And they also had one I have been wanting to try... Zafra.

Thanks for the notes. Will have to see if I can get in a bottle or two.

I do have a bottle of the Zafra, haven't cracked it yet. Might do that tonight.

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So I'm coming back from Mexico today and stop by the duty free. Hmm, Zacapa 23. I remember seeing it mentioned in this thread so I grab a bottle. Go to pay and find out two bottles are a special deal price. Okay, so I bought two. Having my first taste right now.
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