Ron Abuelo 12 Year Gran Reserva Rum reflects a passion to craft the finest aged rum in the world. Under our tropical climate, sublime distillates from estate-grown sugar cane are aged to perfection in selected small oak barrels. The smoothness and complexity of this superb product will fulfill the most sophisticated and demanding palate.
Tasting Notes: Very Smooth. Ron Abuelo 12 Year Gran Reserva Rum shows medium amber color from prolonged aging in oak. Pulling the cork stopper out of the bottle releases a sweet bouquest of vanilla and oak emerged. Aromas of vanilla and oak are readily apparent, followed quickly by caramel, toffee, and leather, then by coconut and pecan. Abuelo 12 has a soft taste, with smooth caramel, light milk chocolate, vanilla, oak wood, toffee and leather are excited by some mild white pepper. A medium-full body gives warm substance to the flavors and long finish that nicely balances sweet and spicy with oak.
Gold Medal 2010 RumXP Tasting Competition, Rum Renaissance
Best in Class (7-12 years) 2010 RumXP Tasting Competition, Rum Renaissance
Double Gold Medal 2010 San Francisco World Spirits Competition
Double Gold Medal 2009 San Francisco World Spirits Competition
Gold Medal 2009 Ministry of Rum Tasting Competition
Ron Abuelo 12 Year Gran Reserva Rum is richly aged in white oak barrels. Produced from the fermentation of the juice of premium Panamanian sugarcane, Abuelo have utilized cutting edge technical procedures and the experience of the rum making tradition in its aging and production.
The history of Varela Hermanos, S.A dates back to 1908, when Don José Varela Blanco, a young Spanish immigrant, established in the town of Pesé the San Isidro Sugar Mill, the first sugar mill in the recently formed Republic of Panamá. Pesé, founded in the mid XVIII Century, is located on a fertile valley in the center of Panamá. The main activity of its population of about 10,000 people is the cultivation of sugar cane.