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Old 11-28-2009, 08:28 AM   #1
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So I'm trying to choose between the Ron Zacapa 23 and the XO. The 15 anos is my go-to rum, but I'm trying to branch out a bit. I'll be making a quick trip out and then back so I'll be picking these up duty free.. I'm interested in the tasting notes between the two and if there's really a large difference between the 23 and the XO.

I'm leaning towards the XO personally since I'll be able to pick it up duty free for only a wee bit more than it would be to pick up the 23 in the liquor shop back home..

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Old 11-28-2009, 09:58 AM   #2
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I have only had the 23 so I can't speak to the comparison, but the 23 is great, Dan.
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Old 11-28-2009, 10:12 AM   #3
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I have only had the 23 so I can't speak to the comparison, but the 23 is great, Dan.
you had 15 at The Shack...oh wait you couldn't taste it.....
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you had 15 at The Shack...oh wait you couldn't taste it.....
Dan is asking about the 23 Vs. the XO, wise guy.
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Old 11-28-2009, 10:32 AM   #5
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If someone were to send me a bottle of each I will be happy to do a review.
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Old 11-28-2009, 01:15 PM   #6
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you had 15 at The Shack...oh wait you couldn't taste it.....
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Dan is asking about the 23 Vs. the XO, wise guy.

Still.... that was funny.
Oh, wait... I know..... it was the cold medicine.


Never had the XO myself either Dan.

Looks like your going to be the one edjumacating us.
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Old 11-28-2009, 02:05 PM   #7
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Still.... that was funny.
Oh, wait... I know..... it was the cold medicine.


Never had the XO myself either Dan.

Looks like your going to be the one edjumacating us.
I could almost hear Dean Wormer speaking to me at the Shack...

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Old 11-28-2009, 06:08 PM   #8
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I say get the XO, partly for the reason you mentioned, and partly because it seems harder to find. At least it near me, it's nowhere to be seen.
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Old 11-28-2009, 06:27 PM   #9
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I say get the XO, partly for the reason you mentioned, and partly because it seems harder to find. At least it near me, it's nowhere to be seen.
that's a good point.. I've seen the 23 in a store in Washington DC, so I could probably get that, but I'd never seen the XO until at a duty free..
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I have both. I would go for the XO if the cost is close. Not a $50 difference, that I can tell, but it's nice to have variety.
I recently saw the XO at a Total Wines store in Atlanta ($89). Haven't seen it before, anywhere, so if you have the opportunity to get it, go for it
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