By Kevin Gray
on 9.12.11
Photo by Varela Hermanos

Ron Abuelo 7 Anos Rum ($23) hails from Panama where it’s produced entirely from estate-grown sugar cane. It’s a rich blend of rums hand-selected by the Master Blender and aged for seven years in small oak barrels, which gives the rum a rich, mellow and refined flavor.

In the glass, the rum is a lovely amber hue. The mild nose of dry sugar cane and vanilla gives way to bold flavors of honey, molasses and orange. It’s very smooth from entry to mid palate, with an oily texture that coats your tongue with rich notes of sweet caramel and fruit. It finishes long and dry with hints of roasted nuts and leather.

Tip: Skip the ice and mixers. This is a fine sipping rum that needs no companion, except for maybe a nice cigar.

Buy Now: $23

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