In 1908, at the beginning of the new Panama, José Varela Blanco not only changed his country, but also changed his mind.
A well-known adventurer and explorer, he left his hometown of Betanzos, Spain, to travel to the Americas, where he finally settled in Pesé, Herrera province, Panama.
He established the country's first sugar mill and gave his children the freedom to start making the best runs in the world.
From the beginning, he established a different kind of family business. He gathered the local communities, respected the land and took care of its workers. He inspired the people around him and the generations after him.
Today, as always, Abuelo continues inspired and it inspires a new generation of rum pioneers.
Rum Abuelo uses a type of continuous and controlled fermentation for approximately 48 hours. The molasses are fermeted for the more complex runs and
sugar cane juice for the lighter runs. At the end of the process, it's obtained a ""wine"" of 7-8% vol.
Abuelo Anejo - All great stories have an inspiring beginning, and it was Añejo who started Abuelo. It is the youngest rum in Abuelo, both in age and spirit. Añejo is a fun and pleasant first impression of the Panamanian tradition of making rum.
Abuelo Añejo 7 years - This rum allows the discovery and innovation in the search for the perfect pleasure in rum. It is the result of the passion for producing the best aged rum. Abuelo Añejo 7 years is a luxurious blend of superb rums aged for 7 years in carefully selected oak barrels.
Abuelo 12 Years - This is a refined and elegant rum, inspired by the true character of the Varela family with character behind every sip.
Abuelo 12 Two Oaks - This is a rich and smoky 12-year-old rum. Two Oaks is initially matured in ex-bourbon barrels before being finalized in toasted American virgin oak barrels.
Abuelo Finish Collection Oloroso - Looking beyond Panama for inspiration, Abuelo Finish Collection Oloroso rum has an exclusive finish in Spanish Sherry barrels, for a beautifully balanced sweet fruit with sumptuous citric notes. Rum Abuelo aged 15 years in small oak barrels.
Abuelo Finish Collection Tawny - Looking beyond Panama for inspiration, Abuelo Finish Collection Tawny rum has an innovative finish in Port wine barrels that attributes bold layers of sweet berries. Abuelo aged 15 years in small oak barrels.
Abuelo Centuria - Only the most successful inspirations have become legacies, legacies that are appreciated and passed on from generation to generation. Abuelo "Centuria" is the family treasure. It is the result of patience and passion for details, embodied in the tradition of rum production in the family since 1908. A tribute to the tradition of Varela Hermanos rum production, it is a super-premium.