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Abuelo XII Two Oaks

Two majestic oaks One sublimely smooth flavour

Abuelo XII Anos Two Oaks is a lovely soft rum from Varela Hermanos in Panama. It is a 12 YO rum that has been stored in two characteristic oak barrels. First in carefully selected ex-bourbon barrels and then in brand new and extra charred American oak barrels. The dishes are carefully selected and treated in Napa Valley, California. This two-step process allows the Abuelo XII Anos Two Oaks to draw an incredible amount of flavour from the wood, creating a natural charcoal filter that provides an exceptionally soft Two Oaks finish.

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Still
column
Country
Panama
Alcohol
40%
Volume
0,7l
Age
12 years
Produced by
Varela Hermanos S.A. distillery

Two majestic oaks One sublimely smooth flavour

Abuelo XII Anos Two Oaks is a lovely soft rum from Varela Hermanos in Panama. It is a 12 YO rum that has been stored in two characteristic oak barrels. First in carefully selected ex-bourbon barrels and then in brand new and extra charred American oak barrels. The dishes are carefully selected and treated in Napa Valley, California. This two-step process allows the Abuelo XII Anos Two Oaks to draw an incredible amount of flavour from the wood, creating a natural charcoal filter that provides an exceptionally soft Two Oaks finish.

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Still
column
Country
Panama
Alcohol
40%
Volume
0,7l
Age
12 years
Produced by
Varela Hermanos S.A. distillery

Exceptional rums are made from exceptional foundations

The story

Spain to Panama. Sugar to rum. The innovative spirit of Abuelo´s  founder, Don José, continues to shape its extraordinary story.

Don José Varela Blanco is born in Montecello, Galicia in 1873. Aged 18, from humble beginnings and with big dreams, he sets sail to the Americas. In 1893 Don José arrives in Panama, where he finds his lifelong home in Pesé, Herrera, in central Panama. In 1904 Don José marries Raquel Arjona, the daughter of a local businessman. In 1908 he establishes the first sugar mill in the recently forms Republic of Panama. Named Ingenio San Isidro, it sits in the heart f Pesé, Herrera. 6 years later the Panama Canal opens for trading, with 1.000 ships passing through in the first year. In 1936 Don José´s sons convince him to start distilling sugar cane that will become our world-famous rums. Aged 71, Don José Varela Blanco passes away, leaving a lasting legacy.

The craft

More than 100 years after the beginnings in 1908, Ron Abuelo is still based in the same hacienda in Pesé, in the heart of the Herrera Province. With the Caribbean Sea to the north and the Pacific to the south, Pesé is blessed with a unique tropical maritime microclimate with constant temperatures of 25 – 32 degrees. Trade winds bring the perfect balance of refreshing rain and tropical sun to nourish the rich, fertile mountain soil where sugar cane thrives.

 

Tasting Notes

Nose: Great aroma of light smoke & intense oak. Notes of vanilla, coffee & roasted almond.

Taste: Intense prominent oak notes & smoky sweetness. Spices, caramel, coffee & hints of cola nuts.

Finish: Robust, structured roundness. Velvety with a long finish.

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  1. M
    Miroslav Kubát

    Good.

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  2. W
    Weix

    Rum cola yammm

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  3. D
    Daniel

    I like it👍

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  4. G
    Greg Cottingham

    I found this a bit harsh. I much preferred yesterday’s Fijian offering.

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  5. M
    MuWa

    Best one so far. Great round coffee oak dark chocolate nose. Sweet spicy taste. Long lasting after taste on the tip of the tongue.

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  6. A
    Alain

    Nez : boisé, Au palais, fort et amer, pas mon préféré

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  7. s
    sebastian

    this is rom like Laphroaig URK

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  8. T
    Tomas

    Classy. Best so far.

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  9. A
    Andreas

    Denna va intressant, lite över medel

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  10. M
    Martín

    Harmonische Würze mit rauchigen Noten – sehr lecker

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