Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Heavenly rum aged well above the clouds

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Willy is learning about  a new rum which is Zacapa premium rum.  Here is there story along with some of Willy's comments about this premium dark rum:

Zacapa has a great and compelling story that Willy wants to share  with his great and wonderful readers's.


There story started according to them in 1976 in eastern Guatemala in the town of Zacapa.  There they celebrated the towns centenary and there they gave birth to what they call  one of the world’s best tasting rums.  (Willy would like to taste it now!)

West of that area they say the terrain is perfectly suited to the cultivation of quality sugar cane. Willy has checked out the climate and the global pictures of the area and this seems to be a fact. that nowhere in the world could be better suited for this crop.   There are rolling uplands in this green fertile area.  According to a friend that is familiar with the area the acidic soils and long periods of bright sunlight are the factors that play into this fertile area.. The volcanic soil here is where the cane is grown.  However, unlike most rums which use molasses (a by-product of the sugar making process) as their base, Zacapa uses only the concentrated first press of sugar cane, known as virgin sugar cane honey.  So, that is what makes a great bit of the difference. 

Then comes the ageing process that the article name is taken from.  This process takes place high up in the Quetzaltenango highlands, 2,300 metres above sea level,  Here it is the cool mountain air that slows the ageing process, creating a unique flavors. The House Above the Clouds is actually one of the world’s highest ageing facilities, and the process employed here, a unique Sistema Solera, is based on a process originally devised by the Spaniards 500 years ago to age sherry.  Willy believes that he cant wait to try this out because they say that iIt involves each drop of Zacapa rum passing through several casks that previously housed American whiskey, Oloroso sherry and Pedro Ximenez wines. So each of these large vessels imparts its own inimitable character that helps give Zacapa its distinctive taste.  So there you go.  It takes the big casks from America above the clouds to get that great flavor.  How cool is that?

Doesn't that make you want to tip a rum at this time.  Willy is ready to try this Rum.  It sounds really great.  Willy is joining the Zacapa Society to keep up with this company, its rum and its processes.  You can join to and join rum aged well above the clouds.

To join the Zacapa Society, simply register your interest at http://bit.ly/pvKdC9

10-4 Willy

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