Ron Abuelo Añejo
Ron Abuelo // Panama
Varela Hermanos grows its own cane and controls the entire subsequent process from fermentation and distillation to ageing and assembly. The añejo, said to be aged three years in white oak, is the youngest of a line that also includes 7- and 12-year offerings, along with the limited edition Centuria. Its color is a brilliant amber.
Aged RumRum that is aged, but no specific type or size barrel required. No set time required for length of aging, but will often carry an age statement (which should be taken with a grain of salt). Often thought of as "sipping rums".
"The añejo opens with moderate heat (think cinnamon) and a touch of wood, accented by vanilla and toasty coconut. Heat lingers on the palate, as do spice and wood. A less-than-subtle, but nevertheless appealing, combination of woody vegetal and herbal notes evolves with time. Heat and spice return with gusto on the medium-long finish."