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Posts Tagged ‘24 Days of Rum’

24 Days of Rum (#24) – Ron Abuelo Rum Napolean XV (Panama)

Posted by Arctic Wolf on December 24, 2019

Merry Christmas Everyone!

We have reached the end of the 24 Days Of Rum Advent Calendar review series, and this ending brings us to the Varela Hermanos Distillery  in the Republic of Panama. (I can almost hear Van Halen singing in the background.)

Ron Abuelo Rum Napolean XV is part of the Ron Abuelo Finish Collection which is a family of rums which have been aged in white American Oak barrels and then finished in either sherry, cognac or porto barrels. The name of each brand represents both the added wood character of the finish, and also the places that the finishing barrels came from, Oloroso for Jerez and Spain, Napoleon for Cognac and France, and Tawny for Porto and Portugal.

Ron Abuelo Napolean 15 Anos is a well aged rum which was aged first in Ex-American oak barrels and then finished in French Cognac barrels.

Here is a link to my tasting notes and scores for the No. 24 spirit in the 24 Days of Rum – The Original Rum Tasting Box:

Review: Ron Abuelo Rum Napolean XV

“…Smells become deeper and richer, a bit of port cigar mingles with Christmas cake and rich baking spices …”

Chimo!

Note: 24 Days of Rum – The Original Rum Tasting Box produced by 1423 World Class Spirits contains 24 handpicked rums from 24 different countries all over the world. It features an extraordinary opportunity to sample a wide variety of premium rums allowing you to hone in on the particular style which suits your palate. As indicated in my previously published review (here) This Rum Advent Calendar is a highly recommended gift for the rum enthusiast.

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24 Days of Rum (#23) – Cihuatan Reserva Especial 12 (El Salvador)

Posted by Arctic Wolf on December 23, 2019

With one day left to go, in my 2019 Christmas Rum Advent I have arrived in the Central America, specifically the Republic of El Salvador (Republic of the Savior), which is the smallest continental country in the Americas, and the most heavily populated by population density. The rum we are examining today is Cihuatan Reserva Especial 12 which is produced by El Salvador’s first ever rum distillery, Licorera Cihuatán.

According to the producer’s website all of the distilleries rums are handcrafted in El Salvador, and with respect to their Cihuatán Reserva Especial 12 the website additionally tells us:

We have taken our aging methods further to bring you a complex rum, awarded all over the world. Cihuatán 12 Years is proudly handcrafted in the Cihuatán Valley, from the seed of the sugarcane to the bottle.

Here is a link to my tasting notes and scores for the No. 23 spirit in the 24 Days of Rum – The Original Rum Tasting Box:

Review: Cihuatan Reserva Especial 12

“… Melding of fine oak spice, vanilla, butterscotch and almond with light baking spices and orange peel. Banana and light coconut flavours as well …”

Chimo!

Note: 24 Days of Rum – The Original Rum Tasting Box produced by 1423 World Class Spirits contains 24 handpicked rums from 24 different countries all over the world. It features an extraordinary opportunity to sample a wide variety of premium rums allowing you to hone in on the particular style which suits your palate. As indicated in my previously published review (here) This Rum Advent Calendar is a highly recommended gift for the rum enthusiast.

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24 Days of Rum (#22) – Ron Canuto 7 Anos (Ecuador)

Posted by Arctic Wolf on December 22, 2019

Day 22 finds me remaining in South America as travel west from Venezuela to Ecuador a country which borders on the Pacific Ocean just at the equator. In fact, Ecuador can be translated to mean “Republic of the Equator‘. (I got that tidbit from Wikipedia)

Ron Canuto (7 Anos) is produced in Ecuador, at the Destilería Zhumir C. Ltda., (formerly Destilería La Playa) which was founded by Doña Hortensia Mata Ordóñez in 1966.The rum is produced from molasses and aged in oak barrels before being bottled at 40 % alcohol by volume.

Here is a link to my tasting notes and scores for the No. 20 spirit in the 24 Days of Rum – The Original Rum Tasting Box:

Review: Ron Canuto (7 Anos)

“… Banana jumps out with butterscotch, vanilla and almond following and orange peel adding zip …”

Chimo!

Note: 24 Days of Rum – The Original Rum Tasting Box produced by 1423 World Class Spirits contains 24 handpicked rums from 24 different countries all over the world. It features an extraordinary opportunity to sample a wide variety of premium rums allowing you to hone in on the particular style which suits your palate. As indicated in my previously published review (here) This Rum Advent Calendar is a highly recommended gift for the rum enthusiast.

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24 Days of Rum (#21) – Ron Roble Extra Anejo (Venezuela)

Posted by Arctic Wolf on December 21, 2019

With three days left in my rum advent I am travelling to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, a country on the northern coast of South America which has seen more than its fair share of political turmoil over the past few years. Despite these troubles Venezuela has maintained its high standards in the production of rum as my recent tasting of the magnificent Ron Roble Extra Anejo will attest.

Ron Roble Viejo Rums are produced in Venezuela through the artistry of Ron Noble’s Master Rum Blender, Giorgio Melis, a Chemical Engineer with more than 50 years experience in the spirits industry. According to the company website, their best reserves from 8 to 12 Years are blended to create the Ron Roble Extra Anejo Rum.

Here is a link to my tasting notes and scores for the No. 23 spirit in the 24 Days of Rum – The Original Rum Tasting Box:

Review: Ron Roble Extra Anejo

“… Oak spices deepen and thicken, toffee and dark brown sugar come into focus mixing with baking spices, there are hints of marzipan and apricot jam. The breezes are very enticing …”

Chimo!

Note: 24 Days of Rum – The Original Rum Tasting Box produced by 1423 World Class Spirits contains 24 handpicked rums from 24 different countries all over the world. It features an extraordinary opportunity to sample a wide variety of premium rums allowing you to hone in on the particular style which suits your palate. As indicated in my previously published review (here) This Rum Advent Calendar is a highly recommended gift for the rum enthusiast.

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24 Days of Rum (#20) – Ron Cristóbal Niña (Dominican Republic)

Posted by Arctic Wolf on December 20, 2019

On the 20th day of my 24 Days of Rum Journey, I find myself back in the Caribbean on the very Island that Christopher Columbus first landed when he crossed the Atlantic in 1492. And the rum I have sampled links itself to that journey both in name and place.

Ron Cristóbal Niña, in produced in the Dominican Republic for 1423 World Class Spirits. Ron Cristóbal is of course the Spanish version of the name Cristopher Columbus, and the Niña was one of the three ships he sailed on his first trip to what would become the Americas.

Ron Cristobal Nina is considered by the brand owner to be a super premium rum. It is made from 100% pure Dominican rum which was tropically aged in the Dominican and blended using only aged-stated rums of 8 years and 12 years.

Here is a link to my tasting notes and scores for the No. 20 spirit in the 24 Days of Rum – The Original Rum Tasting Box:

Review: Ron Cristóbal Niña

“… All of the flavours mingle very nicely together. I taste rich oak spice, toffee, marmalade, marzipan, apricots, as well as firm baking spices (vanilla, cinnamon and clove) …”

Chimo!

Note: 24 Days of Rum – The Original Rum Tasting Box produced by 1423 World Class Spirits contains 24 handpicked rums from 24 different countries all over the world. It features an extraordinary opportunity to sample a wide variety of premium rums allowing you to hone in on the particular style which suits your palate. As indicated in my previously published review (here) This Rum Advent Calendar is a highly recommended gift for the rum enthusiast.

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