In eastern Guatemala, 229m above sea level, lies the town of Zacapa. Founded in 1876 as a bustling railroad stop, the resident population was soon joined by travellers from around the world, leaving a legacy that can still be seen today in local surnames. In 1976, the town reached its centenary. To celebrate this historic event, Guatemala’s premier rum-producing company decided to create something special. By harnessing expert knowledge gained over many years, a unique premium spirit was born: Ron Zacapa Centenario. It’s the specific combination of Guatemala’s soil, climate and altitude, together with our Master Blender’s unusual degree of control over production and ageing, that enable us to create what is widely acknowledged to be the world’s best-tasting rum.