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Old 12-21-2015, 02:14 AM   #1
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Default Something has changed with Zaya Gran Reserva

Saw this comparison pic of 2 bottles posted on reddit; http://imgur.com/K3SzKeU

Check it out! Can anyone do a side by side comparison?
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Old 12-21-2015, 03:49 PM   #2
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It went from aged 12 years to 12 aged rums... that cant be a positive. I have an old style one and hadn't planned on buying another as it was just OK.
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Old 12-21-2015, 05:13 PM   #3
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Default Something has changed with Zaya Gran Reserva

Age statements are being dropped from other spirits as well like bourbon where the demand is out pacing the supply of old whiskey. Either they keep the numbers but eliminate the word age (sneaky)or remove the numbers altogether
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Old 12-22-2015, 02:27 AM   #4
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It went from aged 12 years to 12 aged rums... that cant be a positive. I have an old style one and hadn't planned on buying another as it was just OK.
The first thing I did when I saw that pic was check my bottle and luckily I have the actual 12 year old one. No plans to drink that or buy any more though.



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Age statements are being dropped from other spirits as well like bourbon where the demand is out pacing the supply of old whiskey. Either they keep the numbers but eliminate the word age (sneaky)or remove the numbers altogether
I think that they should just remove the numbers altogether. The blend of 12 rums might actually be pretty good, but the sneakiness is insulting to the drinker.
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Old 12-23-2015, 12:00 AM   #5
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Lets be honest the age statement was probably a fraud anyway. The probably dropped it before they got caught. I'm sure the blend of 12 rums is also pretty fraudulent. They just have to toss 12 different casks in a blending vat to say that... nothing special here.
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Old 12-23-2015, 09:21 AM   #6
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I haven't touched Zaya since they quit making it in Guatemala.
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Old 12-28-2015, 09:50 PM   #7
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I haven't touched Zaya since they quit making it in Guatemala.
I read something earlier this year about it being "down-graded".

Never had the Guatemalan spirit, and if I ever find a bottle, I probably would save it.

edit: http://www.therumcollective.com/2015...anks-fall.html

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Old 04-04-2016, 11:32 PM   #8
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I read something earlier this year about it being "down-graded".

Never had the Guatemalan spirit, and if I ever find a bottle, I probably would save it.

edit: http://www.therumcollective.com/2015...anks-fall.html
Your link has a nice summary of what happened to Zaya. Although I would say Zacapa 23 and the Guatemalen Zaya were of similar heritage, but distinct profiles. I think it was more of a brand move than flavor issue. Just an opinion, not a fact.
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Old 07-04-2016, 10:59 PM   #9
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Zaya is terrible. It tastes likes cheap vanilla-flavored rubbing alcohol. It's hollow and has no complexity. Such a shame for such a previously great rum.
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Old 05-18-2017, 01:29 PM   #10
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Has anyone done a sbs with Zaya from Guatemala to the newer Trinidad? Which is sweeter? I would get a new bottle but don't want to waste my money. Luckily I have some Guatemalan bottles left.
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