Originally Posted by Stu
Is that Venezuelan? Also, why would you sweeten it? A 23-year old rum should have such a wonderful deep flavor on its own. JMO.
It's Guatemalan. Ron Pampero Anniversario is the Venezuelan rum you might be thinking of. The Zacapa is excellent on its own--just purely a personal personal preference to mix in about a teaspoon of simple syrup. I find it really brings out the caramel flavor I like. Also, I tend to drink it after dinner.
To whomever asked about Zaya, that is also a very good Guatemalan rum, but very, very sweet (even sweeter than the Zacapa 23 with syrup, IMO.)
I could go on all day. I sort of got into rum a while back and have amassed a bit of a collection...