I really like this rum. I first tasted it in Panama, and though I have been a bourbon drinker for my entire life, I now drink Ron Abuelo quite often. I like it with a few ice cubes. I received a case from Wine Chateau about a week ago. Great service too!
As superior as this product is, it is NOT available in some states - thank goodness for Wine Chateau for providing the means for me to order a case even though I am out of state
Thats right it is a great Rum but now the 12th yr is out and is very good I love it.
This is by far the best rum I've ever had. I've tried $40 and $50 rums that are put to shame by the Ron Abuelo 7yr. It's ultra-smooth, and has a slightly sweet, rich, and caramely flavor. It has a long, warm, pleasant finish that just makes you smile, and sigh in contentment. Don't waste you time or money on any of the cheaper Abuelo offerings. Go with the 7yr!
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.
In 1936, following the wishes of his three sons –José Manuel, Plinio, and Julio– Don José began the distillation of alcohol from sugar cane juice for the production of distilled spirits. From the very beginning, he was recognized for the extraordinary quality of his products. Since then, Varela Hermanos S.A. has maintained leadership in the distilled spirits industry.
At the Don José Distillery, a modern installation that opened in 1976 and replaced the original distillery, the industrial process starts with the milling and extraction of the sugar cane juice destined for our non-rum products, such as Seco Herrerano. For the production of Ron Abuelo, 100% Panamanian Estate grown virgin sugar cane honey are prepared and controlled for the rest of the process. These are prepared, fermented and distilled utilizing an advanced stainless steel column system, where fresh rum or “aguardiente” is obtained, and then used exclusively to produce the company’s best selling product: Ron Abuelo.