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Abuelo XII Two Oaks rum

Abuelo XII Two Oaks

Panama | Aged | 40% ABV

Abuelo Two Oaks is a sublimely smooth 12 year old rum double-matured in two distinctive oak barrels. First, it is matured in selected oak bourbon casks, then it is finished in extra-charred virgin American oak.

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Stefan Persson (PREMIUM) 🇸🇪 | 523 ratings
Posted almost 3 years ago

Got this 5cl sample in batch No2 from RR Tasting Club and participated in the virtual tasting yesterday.
The Abuelo XII Two Oaks is a 12yo rum stored in two different types of oak barrels. First on traditional Tennessee whiskey / bourbon casks during 11 years, and then a final storage on deep-fried casks of new American white oak.
It’s produced from both molasses and sugar cane juice by Varela Hermanos.
The sugar content is 24 gpl, so it’s sweet but not extremely sweet.
In nose it’s possible to recognize smoke, vanilla and coffee.
In mouth and palate it’s possible to recognize the same aromas + chocolate, but it’s also spicy and of course sweet.
Picture: My emptied sample.

Jason 🇺🇸 | 172 ratings
Posted over 3 years ago

Ok, this is right up my alley. Wonderfully sweet, sherry aroma with hints of oak. The flavor is that of smooth bourbon, molasses, vanilla, and subtle spices. The finish has very little burn and leaves you wanting more. Looking forward to getting a bottle soon.

Thomas Breuning 🇩🇰 | 243 ratings
Posted over 1 year ago

Duft af træ og tobak. Også et hint af noget, der er ristet. Smagen er varm af røg og tobak, men også lidt karamel. Rommen fylder meget og har en meget lang eftersmag. Abuelo laver fornuftig rom, og det bliver aldrig rigtig dårligt. Denne har også fået en plads i skabet, sammen med 5 og 7 års samt hele XV serien. (10. december 2021 i 1423)

Fourrunner08 (TASTING CLUB) 🇺🇸 | 44 ratings
Posted over 3 years ago

This is an incredible rum sweet but not to sweet like the centuria or xv sherry. Incredible going down no bite you can drink this all day and of course you can share with a special person omw to get a bottle

Falcon91Wolvrn03 (PREMIUM) 🇺🇸 | 562 ratings
Posted over 3 years ago

Many thanks to the Rum Ratings team for shipping this as part of their Rum Ratings Club quarterly shipments (they also shipped a mini bottle of the Abuelo Centuria, among other rums!!!)

Because this is a bourbon aged rum, I didn't expect to like it as much as the Abuelo Tawny, Oloroso, or Napoleon rums. But I found this better than all of them! The Centuria is still king of the Abuelos to me, but this is my #2 Abuelo as of this review. Has a nice sweetness to it that complements the bourbon aging well.

Smells and tastes of molasses, spice, almonds, bourbon, vanilla, caramel, brown sugar, and oak.

A very good rum and a big surprise!

LUKAŽIGA 🇸🇮 | 130 ratings
Posted 2 months ago

9:On the nose, the influence of American oak predominates. It does so beautifully, with soft wood, vanilla, blond tobacco, toasted coconut and a certain sweetness that enriches these aromas.
Aeration gives the rum a slightly more conquering side, which then brings out the pepper and smoke. The tobacco is a little browner, and the cane molasses brandy shows a fine concentration, even if the roundness is still palpable.
9:On the palate, the rum is terribly tasty. Once again, it's the American oak that does most of the work, and we've really made the most of its qualities. With a light smoky attack, the aromas of vanilla, red fruits, coconut, oily wood and tobacco are truly thick and delicious.
8,7:The finish maintains this greediness with a certain sweet roundness.

Julbert 🇫🇷 | 24 ratings
Posted almost 2 years ago

Very nice Panama Ron with a bit of character. Il love it.

Róbert Bezák 🇸🇰 | 88 ratings
Posted over 2 years ago

Tastes just like the other 1000 rums, but it's not that bad.

Erik B 🇸🇪 | 14 ratings
Posted over 2 years ago

This is a no brainer,complex but silky smooth, next time I buy two.

Rene Rum (PREMIUM) 🇨🇭 | 547 ratings
Posted over 2 years ago

Dunkles sattes Bernstein im Glas.
In der Nase weich und ausgewogen. Satte dumpfe Töne verleihen dem Ganzen eine ordentliche Tiefe. Karamell und welke Blumen verleiten in eine andere Dimension. Doch das erloschene Lagerfeuer dominiert Alles.
Am Gaumen warm und weich. Etwas Karamell und Schokolade mit einer permanenten Schärfe. Undefiniert hasten die Aromen an den Geschmacksknospen vorbei. Tropisch Regenwälder brennen im Hintergrund.
Im Abgang etwas spritzig und prickelnd aber leider etwas zu schnell weg, zurück bleit eine leichte Bitterkeit.
Ein leichter Panama Rum ohne aufdringlichen Schokogeschmack, dafür eher verkohlt. Für Freunde des BBQ und Entdecker.
- 2cl Muster -

Dark rich amber in the glass.
Soft and balanced on the nose. Rich dull tones add a decent depth. Caramel and wilted flowers entice you into another dimension. But the extinguished campfire dominates everything.
Warm and soft on the palate. Some caramel and chocolate with a permanent spiciness. Undefined, the flavors rush past the taste buds. Tropical rainforests burn in the background.
Finishes somewhat tangy and sparkling but unfortunately gone a bit too quickly, leaving a slight bitterness.
A light Panama Rum without intrusive chocolate flavor, but rather charred. For friends of BBQ and explorers.
- 2cl sample -




Brand Details

Type: Aged
Company: Abuelo
Country: Panama
ABV: 40%
Name: XII Two Oaks
Raw Material: Unknown
Process: Pure blend (1 distillery)
Distillation: Unknown
Women Led: No
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