Zacapa 23

Old Sep 1, 19, 7:01 am
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Zacapa 23

Iím not sure when this first starting appearing on the F menu but it is heavenly with ice and coke. CC were startled when I asked for it and said they had never served it before.

Its a dark rum brewed above the rain clouds in Guatemala more commonly found in the Emirates F cabin.
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Old Sep 1, 19, 7:14 am
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Iím not sure when this first starting appearing on the F menu but it is heavenly with ice and coke. CC were startled when I asked for it and said they had never served it before.

Its a dark rum brewed above the rain clouds in Guatemala more commonly found in the Emirates F cabin.
I noticed the same. Have a bottle at home. Drink it neat or on the rocks. Has the sophistication of a good scotch or bourbon though with a bit more sweetness of course.
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Old Sep 1, 19, 10:50 am
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Hasn't Zacapa (at least XO, not sure about 23) been on the F menu for ages, or have I mis-remembered?
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I personally woiuldn't drink the 23 or the XO (I have both at home) mixed with coke - that's what woods, lambs etc is for. Mine goes in a brandy glass and is sipped gently
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Old Sep 1, 19, 11:46 am
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Dark rum related, I asked for a Ďdark and stormyí the other week whilst travelling in long haul J (it was on the menu). The crew member came back and apologised that they couldnít actually make it as they have no dark rum in the bar anymore. Has is been permanently removed with the change to big bottles or was it just missing?
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Old Sep 1, 19, 11:49 am
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Try Bumbu rum...
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Old Sep 1, 19, 11:55 am
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Yes - do enjoy it everyone and that way they won't run out of Laurent Perrier Grand Siecle!
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My doctor almost fell off his chair the other week when I answered his question of which brand of whisky I drank and I told him that I much prefer dark rum instead. I reckon he's a secret tippler.

Must admit I only drink white rum with coke but each to their own, especially when it's included in the ticket price.
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Old Sep 1, 19, 12:51 pm
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Originally Posted by Newly Wed View Post
Iím not sure when this first starting appearing on the F menu but it is heavenly with ice and coke. CC were startled when I asked for it and said they had never served it before.

Its a dark rum brewed above the rain clouds in Guatemala more commonly found in the Emirates F cabin.
It appeared a few months ago when there was a big change in the bars in all cabins. It's a great addition and hopefully it'll appear in Club soon. Qantas had a choice of TWO dark rums in ECONOMY the last time I flew with them.

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Dark rum related, I asked for a Ďdark and stormyí the other week whilst travelling in long haul J (it was on the menu). The crew member came back and apologised that they couldnít actually make it as they have no dark rum in the bar anymore. Has is been permanently removed with the change to big bottles or was it just missing?
There hasn't (ever?) been dark rum in Club. Only that awful Bacardi Carta Blanca. Are you 100% sure it was on the menu?
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I'd be delighted if they got some good rum in Club. I'd take that over the port I normally accompany my cheese board with.

Best rum I ever had was a bottle of 12 year-old oak aged Ron de Santiago, which I picked up in Havana. I made it last well over a year as I just wanted to savour every sip.
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Old Sep 1, 19, 1:34 pm
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If you ask for a dark rum in Club is there a possibility that one can be procured from First?
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Old Sep 1, 19, 2:03 pm
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If you ask for a dark rum in Club is there a possibility that one can be procured from First?
Same chances as when you ask for the LPGS
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Old Sep 1, 19, 2:38 pm
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Originally Posted by shefgab View Post
It appeared a few months ago when there was a big change in the bars in all cabins. It's a great addition and hopefully it'll appear in Club soon. Qantas had a choice of TWO dark rums in ECONOMY the last time I flew with them.


There hasn't (ever?) been dark rum in Club. Only that awful Bacardi Carta Blanca. Are you 100% sure it was on the menu?
Iím 100% sure there was a dark and stormy listed as one of the cocktails on the club menu. Unfortunately I binned the menu so I canít check and youíll have to take my word for it unless somebody else can verify? Iím also 100% sure the crew couldnít prepare it as there was no dark rum in the club bar, which based on comments here seems to be correct. I ended up with a Bacardi and ginger ale!
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Old Sep 1, 19, 2:55 pm
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Foursquare is your friend... is to Rum what Macallan is to Malt Whisky (even down to bottling some batches of 14 year old in Oloroso Cask, just like Macallan). Whereas Zacapa is a Diageo owned thing that adds sugar to their end product. Would you buy a fine single malt where they'd just tossed in a bunch of sugar at the end before bottling? The "23" in the name is also pretty disingenuous: in Scotch the age statement of the blend is legally set at the youngest component of the blend. Where Zacapa's 23, the 23 number donotes the oldest material in the Blend; meaning that your Zacapa 23 is very likely significantly younger (7-8 years average) than say, Johnnie Walker Black (12 years old minimum)

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Old Sep 1, 19, 3:50 pm
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I love the Ron Zacapa XO and if I remember correctly was available in the CCR until a couple of years ago. Seems like an Ďenhancementí now serving 23 on board but better than nothing/being struck with Bacardi Carta Blanca!
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