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Sadly, all good things must come to an end. Yet what better way to bring our Fall “Wet Your Whistle” series to a close than with the Brand Ambassador of the premier rum company, Zacapa! On Wednesday, December 17th at noon Lynnette Marrero will introduce us to the first rum to be inducted into the International Rum Festival’s Hall of Fame.
This honor may have something to do with the fact that Zacapa is aged in “The House Above the Clouds,” a facility 7,544 feet above sea level in the highlands of Guatemala. The naturally thinner air and lower atmospheric pressure of this unique location intensifies the infusion of flavors into the barrels. This is not the only thing that makes Zacapa’s creation process surprisingly unique. Instead of using traditional molasses as a base, Zacapa is made from concentrated first press of sugar cane, called virgin sugar cane honey, and a specialized strain of yeast extracted from pineapples.
Clearly, there is nothing typical about the way in which this rum is made, nor in the way that it tastes. Tune in this Wednesday to hear more about how this company has made their rum EXTRA-ordinary.