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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.
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!
Went down well. Most agreeable. And quite quaffable.
EN af de første rom fra panama jeg har smagt, den ligger for mig i den dyre ende med en pris omkring 1000 kr.
De er lidt til den søde side, men har dejlige noter af frugt, røg og vanilje.
Rhum de grande qualité mais aux vues du prix je préfère me jeter sur la gamme olorosso moitié prix
went to a friend's house for a bbq and was offered a shot of abuelo 12---wow --never heard of it before and now is my favorite rum ---great sweet smooth flavor --only problem is it is hard to find where i'm from--found it at a small local liquor warehouse and bought the last one this week-hope they re-order soon-
Excellent rhum. Très bien equilibré. À posséder dans sa cave
This Abuelo Centuria is really well balanced with oak and dry fruit aromas.
Maybe a little bit too much sugar but not fulsome. The after taste is long a nice.
Good high quality sipper
Superb color, notes of vanilla , oak , caramel and spices. On the palate, vanilla is present and the oak with notes of dried fruits , almonds , walnuts. Soft and very long finish . Very nice job.
Very smooth. Would highly recommend. Nice molassas you just wanna dive into. The finish is sublime. I only had a small sampleso didn't get to fully explore it but it was nice
Very nice smooth rum with a great aroma and depth of flavour.
Interesting though that for a "limited 3000" bottling it's still widely available in the uk.
Un producto bien logrado, sabores a vainilla, caramelo sin perder la dureza del ron.
Fin rom, til pengene. Har en god eftersmag uden at blive for sød.
Duft: Mørk chokolade, sød.
Smag: Mørk chokolade, sød, rund, fed, blid og blød.
Nice smell of Honey and Vanilla. All Kinds of flavour. Very Rich Rum.
Smooth full sweet taste, one of the richest tasting rums I have tried. The scent is nice and mild
A unique combination of spices and wood but still sweet. A true beauty.
En nariz sencillamente espectacular dátiles ciruela ,pasas ,vainilla ,madera aún ahumado sutil. Aún siendo un prom suave tiene un carácter impresionante el deseo de seguir tomando,en palabra fina néctar de los dioses
Bought a bottle after reading the review on Forbes. Best rum to date! Smells lovely, rich texture and a taste that never stops. Wonderfull product.
I have been lucky to have had this drop while on holiday and I remember it more then the Holiday haha its a rum for those whom love
As title suggests ....
On the nose this rum is spicy and nostril tingling. It's taste has an oak and nutty flavor a great rum and very distinct
I just wanted to put this one on my shelf. I haven't actually tasted it, but I felt comfortable that it was at least a nine. I'll edit the review when I've actually tasted the rum.