leather
honey
tobacco
floral
cake
caramel
slightly sweet
smoky
sugar
Spiral Ron Abuelo 12 Year Old Rum

Varela Hermanos SA

Ron Abuelo 12 Year Old

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Mahogany   
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Caramel with tobacco, leather, and orange peel. 
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Solid and viscous with good legs, the flavor is rich spice cake and leather with persimmon and honey. 
 
Finish 
Bold, complex, long lasting, and flavorful  
 
Flavour Spiral
leather, honey, tobacco, floral, cake, caramel, slightly sweet, smoky, sugar
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Ron Abuelo 12YO Panamanian Rum is a proud, top-shelf fit for any liquor cabinet.
 
 
The history of Varela Hermanos Distillery dates back to 1908 when Don José Varela Blanco, a young Spanish immigrant, established the first sugar mill in the little town of Pesé where most of its 10,000 citizens cultivate and grow sugarcane. In 1936, Don José's three sons convinced him to start distillation and voilà — the birth of Ron Abuelo Rum. 
 
In Central America, the word “Ron” means Rum. “Ron Abuelo” roughly translates as “Rum of our Grandfather”. There is no official designation for Rums like this, but since Ron Abuelo controls every aspect of production — from growing their own cane through bottling — you could call it an Estate Rum. They are still independent and produce a range of 4 delicious lawless Spirits. 
 
When most of us think of Rum, we imagine pirates in swarthy costumes gulping a jug before pillaging a coastal town. Rum came a long way since those days. When Rum aficionados talk about Ron Abuelo 12 words like “elegant, refined, and complex” are used. There's nothing wrong with downing Rum shooters from neon-colored glass tubes (we decided to be non-judgemental... today only), just as long as you don't use Ron Abuelo ( ...but we have our limits). In short, Ron Abuelo 12YO is a proud, top-shelf fit for any liquor cabinet.
 
Here's the real kick: the Rum is aged like a fine Whisk(e)y — in ex-Bourbon barrels. And since Spirits age faster in warm weather, this stuff tastes WAY smooth and has that distinctive smoky-vanilla character to prove it. And because it is, well, a molasses-based Rum it also boasts rich, complex, and even floral notes

Awards
- Gold at the 2009 Ministry of Rum Tasting Competition.

 
  • Style
    Dark Rum
  • Region
    Panama
  • Country
    Panama
  • Alcohol
    40%
  • Distillery
    Varela Hermanos SA
  • Bottler
    Varela Hermanos SA
  • Age
    12 Year Old

Varela Hermanos SA

Ron Abuelo 12 Year Old

(0.7l, 40%)


6.4/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Ron Abuelo 12 Year Old Rum
anonymous
I think this is a fabulous rum after tasting it a few years ago when we were in Panama for a whole month.
anonymous
Nice rum
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