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pablus
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Joined: Jul 23, 2003
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From: www.crazedmugs.com
Posted: 2004-07-24 07:32 am   Permalink

Zaya.
Anyone try this?
I sat with some liquor/wine distributors at dinner the other night and they were singing the praises of Zaya Rum.

Of course, Bacardi is their big seller so... you know.

While I was searching these archives and a couple of search engines I ran across this guy:

http://www.rum.cz/galery.htm

whoa.

[ This Message was edited by: pablus on 2004-07-24 07:38 ]


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OceaOtica
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From: near Atlanta, Georgia
Posted: 2004-07-24 12:26 pm   Permalink

been a fan of zaya for a while, definitely for drinking on its own. has a bit of a bite, with a nice honey finish. the initial description of guatamalan lava rocks and honey intrigued me. not necessarily the smoothist, but definitely unique. I reccomend it for the collection.

 
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Tiki-Toa
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Joined: May 30, 2004
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From: Somewhere on Planet Tiki
Posted: 2004-07-24 1:03 pm   Permalink

Pablus, I opened that site and the sheer number of countries is over-whelming.

 
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pablus
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Posted: 2004-07-24 1:43 pm   Permalink

Tanks tikithanked... errrr... switch that around.

I'll get some Zaya and throw it up against our current champion - Plantation.

I do so love rum tasting nights.


 
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JTD
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From: J'ville
Posted: 2004-07-25 08:41 am   Permalink

Pablus,
Which Plantation? The packaging is uniform, but I've seen several different origin countries and ages/vintages. Both bottles that I have are fab, though. Just wondering if you knew if there was any rhyme or reason to what they bring to market.

-JTD (Tom)


 
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pablus
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Posted: 2004-07-25 11:38 am   Permalink


I love that about them.
It's almost like a winemaker who goes and gets the best shtuff for the bottle.

The last we had was from Trinidad and bottled in 1992.

Oh man -was it good.

I need to find out more about these guys.
A trip to the liquor store is hereby in order.



 
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TikiHula
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From: SacTown
Posted: 2004-12-30 11:14 am   Permalink

Beltramo's Liquors in Menlo Park, CA. has Zaya Grand Reserve 12 year for $33.00 a bottle. I didn't even know there was a Grand Reserve and since the regular is $40.00 at Bevmo, this is a real deal!!

We're gonna taste test it soon!
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Unga Bunga
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Joined: Jun 06, 2003
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From: CaliTikifornia
Posted: 2005-02-11 12:35 am   Permalink

I just bought a bottle of the 'Reserva" and it is now my favorite rum. What sucks is it's one of the most expensive. Oh well, life's too short to bitch about it.
(Just shut up and drink it Unga)


 
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tiki410
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Joined: Dec 31, 2002
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From: Tonga Isle
Posted: 2005-02-11 05:35 am   Permalink

I can pick up the Grand Reserve for $38 here in New Orleans. This is my new favorite rum and love it just by itself.

 
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cassandra
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Posted: 2007-02-01 6:39 pm   Permalink

Forgive me for beating a dead horse from the crypt, but I was googling around for Zaya Rum and found this post on this forum and had to join and post on this topic...

My husband just bought me a bottle of Zaya Gran Reserva 12 yr old and I think it's the best drinking rum I've ever tasted. One swallow and your entire digestive tract screams "SMOOOOOOKE!" while your mouth goes "oooh...smooth". My father-in-law has worked with the Barcardi family and I've been priveldged to sample a wide range of their rums, including several family-only label rums....and this is the best sipping rum I've ever tasted. For the price, I'll gladly drink this as opposed to my favorite best sipping single malt scotch, Lagavulin, since this is 1/3 the price.

I agree with the review on boozereview.net: "If you ever see this stuff anywhere, buy two bottles. You'll drink the first one in a couple of nights because you'll be so amazed, but then you'll have a 2nd one you can save so you can be amazed again at a later time"

Damn right...I need to have a permanent back-up of this stuff...outstanding. =)


 
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ruralarch
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Posted: 2008-06-01 3:48 pm   Permalink

Zaya is like honey and is very hard to come by. It is a very very smooth rum and great late with camacho triple maduro. I haven't discovered a rum this smooth yet. Pyrat has a few that is close but nothing like it. Zaya is like a top level cognac.


 
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Little fragrant Tiare
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Posted: 2008-06-01 4:28 pm   Permalink

Its like liquid candy.. the only rum i have found similarly smooth is Banks XM, but it doesn`t taste the same, Banks is a demerara.



 
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CheekyGirl
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From: Like Oh My Gawd..San Fernando Valley
Posted: 2008-06-02 12:18 am   Permalink

I really like Zaya Rum...very smooth.
We've been keeping a list of the rums we've tried and this one is at the top of the list.
Of course, there are many, many, many more rums for us to try!

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leisure master
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From: The exotic village, NYC
Posted: 2008-06-02 12:33 pm   Permalink

Zaya is very comparable to the Ron Zacapa 23 in price and quality. I usually see them for around the same price ($35 - $40) and they are both great sippers.

I like the Zacapa 23 better than Zaya, but I have heard rumors that its price may be going up. If it does go much above the Zaya, I will probably make the switch.

I would also recommend the Vizcaya VXOP if you can find it, but it's usually a bit more expensive.

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Kona Chris
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From: Tucson, AZ
Posted: 2008-06-15 2:00 pm   Permalink

Zaya goes for about $27 a bottle here in Tucson, when you can find it. I know of a single bottle on the shelf anywhere right now. When bevmo opened, they had it on sale for $26, which is when I got my first taste. The stuff is incredible! Very, very good rum. I've not made a mixed drink out of it, but I can only imagine how good it would taste in a Mai Tai.

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