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Ron Abuelo Centuria is a limited edition rum derived from a blend of fine rums aged in oak barrels for up to 30 years. The name recognises the 100th anniversary of the family estate in Panama.
I read a lot of hype on this rum online as well as the ratings here.
I decided to spend the $125 making this the most expensive rum I've purchased thus far.
With all the hype and for the asking price I expected a high standard.
I was disappointed.
I wish to make it clear...this is not...I repeat NOT a bad rum whatsoever.
It's just not a rum worthy of a $125 price tag. $40-$50 USD would be much more reasonable.
Although it has a pleasant aroma and looks great in the snifter with a deep mahogany color, the flavor is...well...lacking.
Surprising it's not nearly as smooth as I expected. In fact it's rather harsh. This is an expensive mixing rum in my opinion, not a sipper.
One source says only 200 cases of this rum were imported into the United States...another source says only 3000 bottles were produced.
However the ready availability of this rum makes me wonder if the bottle I have is a "second generation" Centuria. I read several reviews on this rum and what I am tasting in my bottle does not even come close to resembling what is described in this reviews. Makes me wonder....
As I said, it's not a bad rum...it hits you with a initial mixture of sweetness and vanilla which receives a peppery kick. A nice strong warmth hits the throat leaving a toffee/vanilla finish. But it has an strong oak bitterness about it that reminds me more of a younger, maybe 3-yr, rum rather than one that is a blend of older rums. What gives? I just cannot give what I am trying more than a 7.
To judge this rum you also have to take it's price in consideration. Me for example i have tried the abuelo 1
2 years and have to say. The centuria is not that much better. Don't get me wrong, it is a great rum but so is the 12. If it was around 50 euro's it would beat the 12 but for 140 euro's i would buy 4 or five bottle's of the 12.
Love to celebrate all life achievements by sipping this amazing, smooth, and breathtaking rum.
Smokey oaky with some caramel and strong vanilla nose. Strong cherry like taste at start. First sip a bit aggressive then very gentle rich body with long aftertaste. Rich sweet body with cherries and balanced vanilla... some scents of smoke, caramel, grapefruit... less sweet and almost a bit bitter end...
Velmi dobrý rum. Jsem rád že jsem měl možnost ochutnat.
So, so good! No burn, just wonderful tastes of maple, vanilla and oak. A little expensive, but worth every penny!
Con la familia hicimos una cata ciega entre Abuelo Centuria, Quorhum, 12 anos abuelo y zacapa 23 anos.
Abuelo centuria quedo de segundo, muy pegado al 12 anios abuelo (3ro)... por la diferencia de precio compraria 12 anos
One of the best I've tried. Smooth and powerfull, amazing finish. Pricy...
A very sophisticated rum astonishingly rich in flavor. It also has that distinctive wood flavour that typically comes with a well aged rum.
En nariz te das cuenta que es el mejor de la zafra con más de 80 años de añejamiento en sus bodegas en pese provincia de herrera con una aplicación de calor seco por su posición geografía en el arco seco de mesoamericana podemos disfrutar y distinguir este rum tan peculiar su costo es nada si lo comparas a rones de la misma edad de maduración en barrica de roble americano
Rich and delicious, a touch earthy, oaky, hints on caramel and a remarkable long spicy finish. Yummm
So far probably my favorite. Just starting my collection of age rums and this one was quite enjoyable, got better with sipping, I think taking some coolness from the 50 degree night. Very smooth, good burn initially but this turn all into silky smoothness by the end. Paired extremely nicely with my RYJ churchill, bringing out the woodiness in both. This will be a mainstay in my collection.
eigentlich konnte ich bei Abuelo bisher nix finden was mir schmeckt,aber dieser Rum ist Weltklasse,wer den Millionario oder alte Zacapas gerne mag liegt hier richtig,angenehme Süsse,würzig,wunderbarer Abgang,volle Aromenexplosion,sehr einzigartig im Geschmack.Allerdings nicht ganz billig mit 130-140 Euro
Incredibly smooth. Strong plum taste, with hints of vanilla, toffee, caramel and banana. Goes down without bite with or without ice. A masterpiece of rum making.
This is heaven. So smooth and full of sweet oakiness. A bit oakier than others but that's what I love. Has great sweetness and orange flavor at end. Must try!!!
Sehr ausgewogener Tropfen. Preis ist an der oberen Grenze.
i smell vanilla, milkchocolate, fruity tunes.
i taste fruit, full and dense on the tongue, creamy. oak, pepper, only some. chocolate.
5/10 - add 5 points if you like it sweet.
in compare to the 12 this rum is muuuch more filigree. full of aroma, but with a light body. much more complex, as his cheaper brother.
Smagte den i en butik og fik ikke den der fornemmelse af at det bare er et "must buy": Vil nu nok købe den en dag den ender på tilbud, for vil faktisk gerne lige sidde hjemme i stuen og prøve den igen.
Det har jeg så gjort et par gange og har i den grad ændret mening. Det er en klar 10er
This is a great Rum. A bit expensive but we'll worth it!
I tasted this after finishing the 12y old version (wich is one of my favorit rums) and it's even better. I tasted it at a rhumfest and after 20 top rated rums it finished in the top 3, but the price difference with the 12y 35€ vs 180€ just is to big for just a small jump in taste. Save yourself some bucks and get the 12y old.
Well, now it the best rum i have a drank. Fabulous finish, great colour in snifter and full body taste. It's a true old rum, very mineral, I waiting 1hour to spread the flavour in air. Somewhat is a little bit sweet but not over the top.
Such an elegant rum, one of the only rums that can give zacapa a run for its money. Was a bit hard to find but well worth it. Not too sweet it is perfectly balanced and just the right amount of strength.
Was expecting a lot more for $125. Sat on the shelf for for over a year waiting for that great afternoon to have it with a fine cigar. Unfortunately I was sadly disappointed due to its whisky-esque nose and profile (I do not like nor drink whiskey). What I've discovered after sampling many rums (too many according to my wife) is that I love rums that have a molasses base and relegate cane juice based rums, like Ron Abuelo, as mixers.
It's not that it is a bad rum, I just shouldn't have added it to my collection with it being a cane juice based rum. Need to start doing my research before adding expensive bottles to the collection.
When I saw what other people pay for this bottle, I downgraded my score. This is a fantastic rum but you shouldn't pay a kings ransom for it. What a shame. I am fortunate that I visit Panama on occasion.
Nice heavy bottle, ok gift box for the price, good color, nice aroma, and overall a luxury experience in a Rum. Well done and a must for your bar!