By Ian Neubauer
Diageo Australia has added to its Reserve Brands portfolio with a Central American rum, unique in that it is distilled at high altitudes and made from the first pressings of sugar cane.
Produced in Guatemala, Zacapa rum is the result of a combination of volcanic minerals and a distillation and ageing process that takes place 2300m above the sea level, where the cooler climate creates a unique signature taste profile.
Zapaca Rum also uses the first pressing of sugar cane, rather than molasses, a by-product in the production of granulated sugar.
“Zacapa is the embodiment of a distinct place, culture and climate,” said Ron Zacapa Centenario master distiller, Lorena Vasquez.
“The complexity of Zacapa’s flavour is deeply rooted in its provenance and the skilled attention to detail, which goes into every aspect of its production.”
The Zacapa range includes Best Zacapa 23 and the ultra-premium Zacapa XO. It will be available nationwide from April 1.