The founder of the Ron Abuelo distillery first started the production in 1908 in Pese. This was founded in the newly formed Republic of Panama. The main activity of the 10,000 strong population of Panama at the time was cultivating Sugar Cane.
In 1936 Don Jose followed through with his promise to the eldest 3 of his children and began to distil the Sugar cane. Almost 100 years later Ron Abuelo still cultivate and distil all their own sugar cane in the same fashion. Sugar cane honey is used instead of molasses which gives a unique flavour profile. Maturation takes place in ex-American whiskey casks.
Nose: Slightly heavy, nice mix of sweet, woody and spicy, cane juice and molasses, spicy but dryish nose, nicely complex.
Palate: Spicy, medium bodied, touches of vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, butterscotch, cocoanut and mace. Nutty and spicy, with a touch of sweetness, oak, vanilla, tobacco and char
Finish: Pleasantly lingering finish.