Luxury Guatemalan Zacapa Rum has unveiled its crowning jewel – La Pasión, The Passion Cask. This exquisite creation marks the grand finale of the limited-edition Heavenly Cask Collection, an extraordinary series that has captivated connoisseurs and spirits enthusiasts alike.
Crafted under the discerning eye of Zacapa’s Master Blender, Lorena Vázquez, La Pasión is a celebration of the unique Pedro Ximénez sherry cask employed in the Solera System ageing process. This meticulous method involves a selection of diverse cask types and styles curated by Lorena to capture specific flavours, textures, and the perfect hue.
The release of La Pasión completes the quartet of limited editions within The Heavenly Cask collection, joining the ranks of La Doma – The Taming Cask, El Alma – The Soul Cask, and La Armonia – The Harmony Cask. Each edition pays homage to one of the four distinctive casks integral to the rum’s ageing process.
“There is no greater feeling than that of being surprised, awed, and enchanted by experiences that capture our imaginations and spark a sense of wonder. This magical journey to create The Heavenly Cask Collection has been one of such discovery and joy and is a rum which I am immensely proud of. La Pasión – The Passion Cask is the final release and most certainly the jewel to our crown.” Says Lorena Vásquez, Master Blender for Zacapa.
La Pasión unfolds as a sensory ode to the lush Guatemalan landscape. Elevated 2,300 meters above sea level in Zacapa’s enchanting ageing facility in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, known as the ‘House Above the Clouds,’ this rum benefits from cool air conditions that allow it to slowly age, unveiling exquisite flavours.
Zacapa La Pasión – The Passion Cask: Perfect Serve
The perfect way to indulge in Zacapa La Pasión is neat, or over a large ice cube, and it also lends itself well to cocktails such as the Zacapa Old Fashioned or a Manhattan. Lorena recommends accompanying your drink with ripe Parmesan cheese and/or a plum or date jam.
Zacapa La Pasión – The Passion Cask: Tasting Notes
- Visual: Mahogany with golden sparkles
- Palate: Prunes, raisins, dates, and coffee
- Nose: Sweetness, vanilla, chocolate, dried fruit
- Pairing: Paired with roasted duck served with either a hoisin or four spices sauce.
Zacapa La Pasión – The Passion Cask is available to buy online now.