MoR Mobile β


New Users Please read the thread in the Introductions Section.
Rum Lovers @ the Ministry of Rum

103 years ago in 1917, the Depaz distillery was established on Martinique.

Search by Label Name
Other Searches
Ministry of Rum Blog
Rum Events
Member Map
Rum Producers
Retail Index
Bars & Restaurants
Distributor Index
Rum Importer Index
Articles
Interviews
Frequently Asked Rum Questions
Rum 101
Test your Rum IQ
Rum Glossary
Rum Recipes
Ministry of Rum Giftshop
Trade Registry

Go Back   Rum Lovers @ the Ministry of Rum > Sugar Cane Spirits > Rum questions/discussions
Forgot Password?
Register FAQ Members List Unregistered Posts Mark Forums Read

Rum questions/discussions

General questions or discussions about particular brands should be posted here.


Reply
 
    Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-03-2010, 12:31 PM   #1
srnadel
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 101
Default Ron Abuelo Rum?

Does anyone have an opinion on Ron Abuelo Rums. I want to like them, but I always find them to be a little rough around the edges. We recently blind tasted the Abuelo 12yr and El Dorado 12yr. El Dorado was the favorite hands down. Any opinions?
__________________
Seth Nadel
Shoppers Vineyard
snadel@shoppersvineyard.com
www.shoppersvineyard.com
srnadel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2010, 02:48 PM   #2
RonJames
Senior Member
 
RonJames's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: CT
Posts: 1,307
Default

I do like the Ron Abuelo rums I've tried. Granted when I tried them I had extreme palate fatique and my head probably had too much alcohol in it, but I found the 7 and 12 anejos good. The anejo struck me as a mixer. El dorado compared to the abuelo is apples to oranges for me anyway. The abuelo line is VERY spanish style. Light, crisp, and feel the burn baby. The ED is heavy, smooth, sweet. If I had to choose, I'd choose the ED as it is harder for me to get and there aren't too many old heavy english styles out there. For the abuelo I can always go for a puerto rican sipper and feel the burn.
RonJames is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2010, 03:04 PM   #3
rum bluff
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: south carolina, usa
Posts: 71
Default

Its always been hard to beat the price point on the 7 year abuela. The twelve seems to be a different animal. There is a graduation in the character of the el dorado line. All winners. Not so in the Panamanian.
rum bluff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2010, 11:23 PM   #4
srnadel
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 101
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RonJames View Post
The abuelo line is VERY spanish style. Light, crisp, and feel the burn baby.
Burn is the right word. I just haven't been able to appreciate that style.
__________________
Seth Nadel
Shoppers Vineyard
snadel@shoppersvineyard.com
www.shoppersvineyard.com
srnadel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2010, 03:04 AM   #5
Michael
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 676
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by srnadel View Post
Burn is the right word. I just haven't been able to appreciate that style.
While we love and appreciate the 7 Year Old, the 12 is definitely harder to like. It is, nonetheless, excellent with coconut water where the flavor doesn't overwhelm.

Our rumdog007 had a different take on that Varela Hermanos ron, as follows:

Ron Zafra and Ron Abuelo 12 Aсos
Michael is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2010, 08:02 AM   #6
RonJames
Senior Member
 
RonJames's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: CT
Posts: 1,307
Default

I will say this Seth. Go with what sells. I do like the Abuelo line but I have to be in the mood to buy a bottle. Michael is on to something with the coconut water.
RonJames is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2010, 09:08 PM   #7
Joe Riley
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Washington, D.C.
Posts: 174
Send a message via AIM to Joe Riley
Default

I carry the Abuelo Anejo and the 7-yr, but I can't get the 12-year, though I do own a bottle.

I like them, but honestly, I MUCH prefer the El Dorado rums. They are indispensable.
__________________
"Anyway, rum's not drinkin', it's survivin!" - Romer Treece (Robert Shaw) "The Deep"
Joe Riley is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

  Rum Lovers @ the Ministry of Rum > Sugar Cane Spirits > Rum questions/discussions

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Van Gogh Imports & Ron Abuelo Anejo Rums Announce Importation Agreement Edward Hamilton Rum News 0 05-04-2009 09:43 AM
Looking for Ron Abuelo Rums rumdog46 Rum questions/discussions 16 04-02-2008 11:51 PM


All times are GMT -3. The time now is 03:35 PM.


Rum Chat
Recent Posts
Molasses as health cure
posted by Carl
Rum suggestions for a single malt guy
posted by Carl
Best sipping rum under $200
posted by Carl
Even More Special Offers at Waitrose
posted by Berbician
Best sweet rum under $200
posted by Berbician
Greetings
posted by Berbician
What's Your Most Recent Purchase?
posted by Carl
Last month this site was viewed more than 750,000 times by the best people in the world - those who appreciate rum.
Ministry of Rum on
facebook link
Follow @Ed_Hamilton on

vB ver 3.8.6 Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content on this forum copyright 1995 - 2015 Ministry of Rum.