Sunday, September 23, 2012
Ron Zacapa Centenario 15 Years
The days are shorter and cooler, and an ice cold beer just ain't cutting it any longer. With cooler weather comes harder and darker drinks; a drink that'll warm you from the inside out. Most of the sophisticated brown liquor drinkers default to scotch, but our money is on a fine rum. Just a complex as scotch, and with as many variations, rum is a satisfying and urbane drink for those that want it straight, but aren't fans of the spirits of the isles of Scotland. Ron Zacapa Centenario 15 is arguably one of the best rums available, garnering lots of attention and accolades over the years it has been made. From Guatemala, and made from the concentrated first pressing sugar cane juice (called virgin sugar cane honey), the Centenario is aged using the Solera method, which is usually reserved for sherries. However, what actually make Centenario so good is that the barrels are stored at over 7500 feet, in an aging facility on the slopes of a Guatemalan volcano, and with a median temperature of 62 degrees fahrenheit. Available everywhere fine spirits are sold.