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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.
Elegante amberkleurige rum uit Panama. met intense tonen van toffee, geroosterde kokos, karamel, specerijen en banaan.
Make no mistake, this is a premium sipper and one that you would be proud to own. It's a top notch rum. One of the best I have had. In my top 5 so far
A wonderful spicy nose and a dry spicy taste; I like!!!! This is up there with panamonte; the only thing stopping me from rating this the same is panamonte is more balanced. I like a touch of sweet in my rums. The dryness in abeulo is overpowering; but still worth the money.
Complex with a LOT of flavour! Others describe it very well. I could see my self in an old room, in an old chair and sipping this fine rum in front of a fireplace....
i found this rum amazing.
i used for a bartendering competition sponsored by Abuelo rum and i used this rum for one of my cocktails that i ve created
The Abuelo Centuria is a great rum. It has a uniquely spicy nose, with oak, vanilla, caramel, and bourbon. Taste follows the nose with that unique pepper spiciness that is really interesting.
Let eftersmag af røg, eg. Godt med vanilie og brun sukker.
Ce rhum est étonnant.
Le nez n’est pas très marqué mais il annonce que l’on a à faire à de la douceur. Même impression que son petit frère Abuelo 12 ans : à l’attaque il semble très léger et très doux, sans aucune sensation d’alcool. A la première gorgée, il réchauffe brutalement la gorge qui n’a pas été préparée, d’où cette sensation tonique surprenante. Il a un bon gout de cake aux fruits confits. Mais au final le caramel prédomine, et emmène les épices et la vanille.
Ce bon rhum est vraiment trop cher et cet excès de sucre lui retire tout espoir d’atteindre mon podium. Préférez le 12 ans qui coute le tiers de son prix.
Caramel/Dates/Figs/Burnt Sugar/Orange Peel/Smoke
Cinnamon/Nutmeg/Black Pepper/Oak/Butter Rum
This is a very Smooth rum . If you have not had spend the money well worth it
The nose is a little oaky with notes of burnt brow sugar and lovely cake cream. The palette is refined and exceptionally smooth. A swirl around the mouth open up notes of molasse, vanilla, oak and subtle spicy pepper. There's just enough sweetness to balance the rum perfectly. Very drinkable. The slightly unreasonable price tag drops this rum from 9 to 8 though.
I'll say as I did the "Opthimus 18-Year Rum":
"A smooth and delightful rum, with a little alcohol bite, so it needs to get some air in the glass before drinking. The smell/taste/aftertaste is so nice, that you will have to lock the bottle away, or you will find yourself drinking it everyday."
But that's a good thing :)
When I first tried the Centuria, I wasn't sure how I felt about it. But I warmed up to it a lot better the second time and so on and so on. I have truly grown to enjoy it with much delight! I truly love it :)
Este ron es toda una rareza, aunque es caro, vale la pena el sacrificio
Ron Abuelo Centuria Rum her er det englene, der synger The Best. Andre kommentarer er pt. overflødige.
Dette er intet mindre end en fantastisk rom med en meget kraftig udefinerbar duft med noter af bl.a. egefad og kirsebær. Smagen er kraftig og intens med noter af egefad,, nødder, bær, og chokolade. Det er en rom, hvor smagen udvikler sig imponerende - specielt i kinderne, og hvor smagen og duften bliver hængende længe. Den er sød men så alligevel ikke. For mig er det en rom, der er svær at sætte i bås, men det nok samtidig det, der fascinerer 👏
Wonderful rum! Sweetness wonderfully balanced with oak and also a hint of a quasi Sherry quality. This one wants a cigar badly. Can't wait to procure one that is worthy!
Top of my Ron collection.
At the top of my collection