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ABUELO RUM and Luis Garizábalo meet in Panamanian Gala


Luis  Garizábalo 

meet in Panamanian Gala  

Two artisanal products came together in a GALA event. Thanks to the ABUELO Rum Company, we were able to make an amazing rum tasting that included a NAPOLEON RUM, 15 years ages, not yet in the Market.  
We had a VARELA RUM TASTING event, with the most global group of people. Aged from Millenials to Baby Boomers. From far away places like India, France and the Americas it was as perfect as we wished it was.

Thanks to Luis Garizábalo, we had the option of tasting the four rums in glass as well as in wooden containers as is traditionally used in the Colombian Caribbean hometown of mine, Barranquilla.
It is amazing how Colombian artisans can make almost anything you want, perfectly.
With time and patience they work magic with their hands. Love keeps them doing their favorite pieces. They are small, sometimes overlooked but this one time they made a very special occasion one of high glamour the perfect moment.

The delicious Panamanian Rums we tasted were the following. We include the Abuelo 7 years, with which we prepared ABUELO LIBRE, the newest in rum drinks inPanama.

Three rum curators from RON ABUELO, from VARELA Rums in Panama gave the initial taste and aromas they configure in production.

ABUELO 7 años:
Aroma: intenso, aromas complejos, madera mediana, frutas secas (dátiles y uva pasa)
Sabor: muy suave, balance entre madera, sabores tostados y frutosos.
ABUELO 7 years
Aroma: intense woody and fruity notes. (dates and raisins) 
Palate: Very smooth,  balance between wood, toasted  fruity flavors

ABUELO 12 años:
Aroma: mucha complejidad, notas dulces-vaillinosas y especies
Sabor: balance máximo entre notas frutales, añejas, dulces y muy largo acabado.
ABUELO 12 years
Aroma: Complex, sweet vanilla notes, spices
Palate: Perfect balance between fruity, mellow fruit, somewhat sweet and long lasting back taste of aged rum.

Aroma: notas complejas y acarameladas, alta madera y leve tostado
Sabor: largo acabado, sabor semi-dulce y maderoso.

Aroma: caramel, highly woody and light toasted nose
Sabor: very long mouth feel and after taste, semi-sweet and woody

ABUELO NAPOLEON, is part of a new 15 YEARS finish Collection RUM, soon to be out in the market. Brown rum distilled from molasses. Aged 15 Cognac barrels flown in from France. New to the market in 2014, this 15 year old rum is the latest rum bottled under the Abuelo label. Almond, buttery notes with complex tannic flavors are amazing and new to the RUM palates. 

Nose:  Aromas of new leather, buttery and dry notes
Palate:  Slight almond and complex tannic flavors

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Patricia McCausland-Gallo is a nutritionist, pastry chef, teacher, and food writer born in the Caribbean town of Barranquilla, Colombia. She has a B.S. in Foods and Nutrition from Louisiana State University, attended a School for Retort Operations, and completed courses of instruction prescribed by the Food and Drug Administration.