Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Ron Abuelo Has Introduced a New Ron Abuelo XV Finish Collection

     The Ron Abuelo XV Finish Collection are authentic Panama Rums, they are the fruit of a long family history that keeps adding to its expertise.   Ron Abuelo has shined for many years throughout Latin America.   There is a significant importance of tradition in the development of Abuelo Rum and experimentation which allowed to reach the "finish collection" of Abuelo XV.  The three new rums complement the existing range of Anejo, 7 years and 12 years, not to mention the prestigious Abuelo Centuria .

    Ron Abuelo XV Finish Collection is a masterful series rums that is a limited edition created by the master blender at Varela Hermanos. There are three expressions in the series, Napoleon, Tawny and Oloroso.   The names were chosen to reflect not just the character of the finishing wood, but also the places that inspired their creation: Napoleon for Cognac and France, Oloroso for Sherry and Spain and Tawny for Port and Portugal.  

      NAPOLEON: What better name for a rum finished in barrels that have contained cognac!  The French oak of these barrels and the delicate and complex flavor and aroma of cognac, with its characteristic fruity sweetness, give Napoleon its distinctive character, because different notes appear to those that we traditionally have in our rums.  The aroma has notes of wood, fruit and a hint of cacao.  On the palate it has a dry fruit and wood with a lingering elegant finish.

     OLOROSO: Finished in “botas” of Jerez Oloroso (Fragrant Sherry) made of American oak.  The Jerez Oloroso is a really aromatic wine with a lot of body and mildly sweet.  It is perhaps the expression that most maintains the traditional character of our rums, but with a more complex character, which gives it its final finish where the notes of dried fruit can be distinguished.  First pass by the nose give you a complex blend of citrus peel and smokey wood.  In the mouth there are notes of citrus and toasted almonds in the rear of the mouth and a long and enjoyable finish.
     TAWNY:  means “amber or dark brown”.  This was the name given by the British in the XVII century to the most aged wines from Oporto, because of their color. As a dessert wine, it gives our rum a special and distinctive sweetness with notes of “berries,” but without notably transforming its characteristics.  On the nose this is unique with a sweet and dryness that is a blend of the wood and the berries.  In the mouth, there is a natural sweetness of a well rounded blend.  The flavors in the mouth seem to remain for an inordinate amount of time with woody and fruited notes at the finish.

     All three of these expressions have different and unique flavors that are what has come to be expected from the Varela Hermanos Distillery.   It is expected to be priced between $65.00 and $70.00 herein the United States and available around the end of April.