Zacapa reveals third Heavenly Cask bottling – The Spirits Business
Diageo-owned Zacapa rum has unveiled the third of four limited edition releases that make up its Heavenly cask collection.
The Heavenly Cask collection celebrates the four unique casks used during the dynamic Zacapa sistema solera ageing process.
Zacapa 23 La Armonia follows the release of the first limited edition, Zacapa 23 La Doma – The Taming Cask and the second, El Alma – The Soul Cask.
It has been named to honour the harmony of the blend of rums that have then been further finished in ex-oloroso Sherry casks. This finishing process is said to give the liquid a silky finish.
Lorena Vásquez, master blender for Zacapa, said: “We are staunchly proud of the uniqueness and complexity Zacapa 23 offers and The Heavenly Collection allows us to further emphasise this, by additionally ageing the liquid and pushing the boundaries with fascinating flavour combinations.
“La Armonia is a wonderful expression; the effortless rhythm, flavours and fragrances are perfectly balanced and beautiful; with hints of red berries, pecan nuts and all reminiscent of crops that grow lavishly across the Guatemalan landscape.
“The silky, smooth, nut and caramelised berries sensation is a sophisticated expression of our landscape’s bounty: rich, sweet and delicious.”
The limited edition collection has been crafted in Zacapa’s ageing facility in Guatemala, known as the ‘House Above the Clouds’, nestled in an array of mountain tops and active volcanoes, 2,300m above sea level.
Ana Mohzo, global senior brand manager for Diageo, commented: “Each bottling has truly encapsulated the essence of the magical place where Zacapa is crafted; and we’re very proud that La Armonia is part of the collection.
“We hope aficionados and collectors of ultra-premium rum enjoy La Armonia as much as we did creating it.”
Bottled at 40% ABV and with a RRP of £75 (US$84.23) for 700ml, it is now available in select markets including Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Switzerland, Benelux, Nordics, Czech Republic, Guatemala and Panama.
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