This rum is made from sugar cane honey not molasses – which makes a huge difference in taste for the better. Distilled in a 4 column still then aged in used bourbon white oak casks and bottled with a age statement. They use a blend of rums to make this product the minimum age of which is twelve years old. This is one of the few rum producers who grow their own sugar cane which allows them a bit more control over the sugar cane they use in their product for both consistency and taste.
A full rich full on rum that is woody and spicy, subdued butterscotch with loads of oak, cane juice and molasses,dried fruits dry bouquet full of complexity and hints of alcohol around the edges. Spicy, medium bodied, touches of vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, butterscotch and mace. Nutty and spicy, with a touch of sweetness, oak, vanilla, tobacco and char all leading to a afterglow of a lingering finish.
A lovely stately expression of a rum. Very complex and nicely dry. Unlike many of their competitors Abuelo did not make a sweet, syrupy and heavy expression of a old rum. This rum is complex in a lovely subdued and dry way, showing it’s age with grace and sophistication.