Zacapa is a brand of rum from Guatemala created in 1976 and launched by the company Industrias Licoreras de Guatemala (also owner of the Botran brand) on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the eponymous city, Zacapa.
Produced at the Ingenio Tulula distillery from concentrated cane juice which, once boiled, gives a concentrated syrup with 70% sugar (the famous "mel de caña"), the rum is distilled in a double stainless steel column for a titrating distillate between 88 and 92%. The entire production is then aged in a cellar located several hundred kilometers from the distillery in Quetzaltenango on the Guatemalan altiplano. Nicknamed "House above the Clouds" because of its high altitude (2300 meters), this is where Maestra Ronera Lorena Vasquez has supervised and assembled the Ron de Zacapa since her arrival in 1982.
With an impressive number of barrels (more than 180,000), the brand can count on several types of barrels: some are made from American white oak (ex-Bourbon barrel), others from European oak used previously to age Cognac, Sherry or even Pedro Ximénez. The degrees of heating are also adapted according to the profiles sought. As for aging, the Zacapa brand advocates the Solera method, allowing young and old rums to be married so that the finished product is a mixture of ages.
Zacapa rums also benefit from the DOP Rones de Guatemala (Denominacion de Origen Protegida).
Country : Guatemala
Name : Ron Zacapa
Address : Retalhuleu
Website : www.zacaparum.com
Fondation : 1976