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Review: Ron Abuelo 12 Year Old Rum

Posted by Arctic Wolf on April 1, 2012

Ron Abuelo Rum is produced by Varela Hermanos SA in Panama, Central America. This company has a history which dates back to 1908 when Don José Varela Blanco launched the first sugar mill in the then recently formed Republic of Panama. In 1935, the site began to distill sugar cane juice for the production of various kinds of spirits. Now today, the company produces an impressive array of products which includes over one million boxes of spirits and of course a strong variety of rums. The Ron Abuelo brand is just one brand from this wide assortment.

According to the website, the Ron Abuelo 12 Year Old is produced from molasses and aged in white oak bourbon casks. Here is an excerpt from my review:

“… I allowed the glass to breathe and began to nose the rum one more time. The aroma has turned oaky and seems to have a bit of a cognac flair. Additional notes of marzipan, leather and baking spices have evolved as the rum seems to have gained both complexity and sweetness as it decanted… “

Here is a link to the full review:

Review: Ron Abuelo 12 Year Old Rum

Please enjoy the review!



2 Responses to “Review: Ron Abuelo 12 Year Old Rum”

  1. David said

    Sounds good. By the way, I have a bottle of Cuban Ron Canay Anejo Centuria. I wonder if this rum has been reviewed.

    • I have not had the opportunity to taste that rum, and as it is from Cuba, probably not many of the active reviewers in the US would have had a chance either. Let’s hope it turns up in my review queue soon.

      Cheers Chip

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