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Zaya Rum

Post by Stewmuse » Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:29 pm

Thanks for the heads up on the sale, Craig. My first thoughts, though, are leading me to think the Zacapa is the superior fluid. This is decent enough, but there is some "chemicalness" in the aftertaste. Perhaps this is the result of the changes you mentioned...
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Post by kurtdesign1 » Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:36 am

The chemicalness is foreign to me though I do think it's a hotter spirit on the finish now. Perhaps what I'm calling heat, you're attributing to what you're tasting. The nose on Zaya is possibly my favorite part. What a vanilla aroma. At $29.99 a bottle, it's a superior purchase to the zacappa for me. If I was getting some odd flavor like you might be, it would certainly change my opinion.
Hope it's enjoyable a bit, at least!

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Re: Zaya Rum

Post by Stewmuse » Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:37 am

kurtdesign1 wrote:The chemicalness is foreign to me though I do think it's a hotter spirit on the finish now. Perhaps what I'm calling heat, you're attributing to what you're tasting. The nose on Zaya is possibly my favorite part. What a vanilla aroma. At $29.99 a bottle, it's a superior purchase to the zacappa for me. If I was getting some odd flavor like you might be, it would certainly change my opinion.
Hope it's enjoyable a bit, at least!
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Re: Zaya Rum

Post by Kip » Wed Dec 07, 2016 5:55 am

Zacapa (23) is far superior. You weren't mistaken @stewmuse.....

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Re: Zaya Rum

Post by 815DC » Sat Dec 10, 2016 12:21 pm

If one needs a rum to kick their teeth in and say 'hello' they can always call upon the Kraken. LOL
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Re: Zaya Rum

Post by kurtdesign1 » Wed Dec 14, 2016 8:41 am

Kip wrote:Zacapa (23) is far superior. You weren't mistaken @stewmuse.....

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Who asked you anyways? Hmm?

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Re: Zaya Rum

Post by CigarCity » Thu Dec 15, 2016 2:42 pm

The pre-change Zaya (12 y/o aged rum) is much better than the new recipe (12 aged rums.) Very sneaky how they kept the "12" on the bottle but changed the fine print. The new stuff isn't bad, but is just lacks the depth of the old version. Luckily I found 6 dusty bottles of the old stuff at a local mom and pop liquor store. The guy was beside himself that I was buying six bottles and I was happy to find the original recipe. Win/Win!

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Post by kurtdesign1 » Thu Dec 15, 2016 5:15 pm

CigarCity wrote:The pre-change Zaya (12 y/o aged rum) is much better than the new recipe (12 aged rums.) Very sneaky how they kept the "12" on the bottle but changed the fine print. The new stuff isn't bad, but is just lacks the depth of the old version. Luckily I found 6 dusty bottles of the old stuff at a local mom and pop liquor store. The guy was beside himself that I was buying six bottles and I was happy to find the original recipe. Win/Win!
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Re: Zaya Rum

Post by IWinchester » Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:01 am

CigarCity wrote:The pre-change Zaya (12 y/o aged rum) is much better than the new recipe (12 aged rums.) Very sneaky how they kept the "12" on the bottle but changed the fine print. The new stuff isn't bad, but is just lacks the depth of the old version. Luckily I found 6 dusty bottles of the old stuff at a local mom and pop liquor store. The guy was beside himself that I was buying six bottles and I was happy to find the original recipe. Win/Win!
I'm also interested in a bottle if you're willing.

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Re: Zaya Rum

Post by f.sinagra » Sat Dec 17, 2016 12:16 pm

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Place had the new Zaya (the bottling looks cheesy). Can you go wrong with Flor de Cana? Image


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