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Posts Tagged ‘Panamanian Rum’

Review: Offrian Rum (Aged 12 Years)

Posted by Arctic Wolf on August 10, 2022

Offrian Rum is a Panamanian Rum produced at the Las Cabras Distillery (formerly the abandoned San Carlos Distillery). This distillery uses a rebuilt copper column still which was manufactured in Cincinnati and dated to 1922.

The 12 Year rum was aged in white oak casks and bottled at 40 % alcohol by volume.

Here is a link to my full review:

Review: Offrian Rum (Aged 12 Years)

“… Butterscotch and vanilla lead out with a dusting of oak spices following. This actually smells like the butterscotch candies I used to enjoy when I was a youngster. There is a light indication of orange peel and hints of cinnamon as well as almond. As the glass breathes I sense a light buildup of fine oak spice, as well as more sweetness in the air …”

Please enjoy my review.



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Review: The Rum Rats Arco Seco (The Perfect Barrel)

Posted by Arctic Wolf on April 11, 2022

Arco Seco  is a Panamanian rum brought to you by Rum Rats. a partnership of Shamus Hewitt & Jason Gardner based in Ontario Canada. To bring this rum to Canada, Shamus and Jason have collaborated with renowned Panamanian Master Blender, Francisco “Don Pancho” Fernandez and Carlos Esquivel of the Pilsa Rum Distillery in Panama.

According to the Rum Rats website, this first rum release from Rum Rats brings a distinct, authentic Panamanian flavour to the Canadian market. It is a single origin spirit aged for 5 years in previously used Bourbon barrels. The rum is column-distilled from black molasses rum processed, fermented, distilled and aged all in the Arco Seco region of Panama. It is non-chill filtered and bottled at 43 % alcohol by volume with with no sugar or additives.

Here is a link to my full review:

Review: The Rum Rats Arco Seco

“… Mild butterscotch and honey combine with vanilla and almond. Orange peel is present as are fine oak spices. As the rum breathes the fine oak spices build up giving us a sort of dry and dusty impression of sandalwood and straw. There are hints of tropical fruit (banana and coconut) as well as vague impressions of baking spices …”

Please enjoy my first rum review in over a year. Hopefully this starts a trend.



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Review: Ron Abuelo Anejo 7 Anos

Posted by Arctic Wolf on January 16, 2016

Abuelo Anos 7Ron 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 Anejo 7 Anos is produced from molasses and aged for 7 years in white oak bourbon casks.

Here is a link to my latest rum review:

Review: Ron Abuelo Anejo 7 Anos

“… Dark brown sugary baking spices have evolved with vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon and hints of clove. There is also an impression of pecans. The menagerie reminds me of the smells of cinnamon buns baking in the oven. Hints of orange marmalade rise up as well …”

Please enjoy may review of this Panamanian Rum!

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