From the rainforests of Guatemala, the home of Ron Zacapa rum, comes a truly unique and individual blend, Reserva Limitada 2014. It is the second in an exciting new annual series of luxury vintage special editions, hand selected by Master Blender Lorena Vasquez, and only available in limited quantities.
The sublime complexity of Reserva Limitada 2014 is created by slow-aging barrels of Zacapa for two years in a herb garden created high above the clouds, in the cool temperate climate of the Guatemalan highlands. At this altitude, the rich and fertile soil nourishes more than 20 different herbs such as fennel, coriander, anise and tarragon which in turn, subtly scent the air and infuse in the rum. Inspired by traditional Mayan rituals which used aromatic herbs in cooking and religion, this slow-aged artisanal rum is a true expression of Guatemala and Mayan heritage.
The infusion with the herbs creates a complex flavor with notes of melted caramel, vanilla and cinnamon. The flavor of the liquid is enhanced best when it is enjoyed neat or with ice but can be made into a range of luxurious cocktails that play on the herbal elements.
This limited edition blend will be available at internationally renowned London bars including the Artesian at The Langham, London and Oblix at the Shard. A small allocation will also be available to buy at stockists including Gerry’s Wines & Spirits and The Whisky Exchange at an RRP of £82 for a 70cl bottle. Only 642 bottles of this are available in the UK, making it a truly luxurious limited edition; the perfect gift this Christmas but a delight to enjoy all year round.
Like all Zacapa rums, Reserva Limitada 2014 is made from the sugar canes of the volcano-shadowed Guatemalan lowlands, with an ageing process that takes place above the clouds at 2,300 meters above sea level. Traditional hand woven petate bands adorn each bottle and are individually created in Guatemala by skilled craftswomen.