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Varela Hermanos Abuelo Centuria (RX963)

Introducing the Abuelo Centuria, a Panamanian rum produced at the Varela Hermanos distillery, distilled from molasses using a column still and aged for up to 30 years. This rum boasts an ABV of 40% and is characterized by its inviting aroma of maple, sweet, tobacco, vanilla, and woody notes. The flavor profile is a blend of oak, sweetness, vanilla, smoky, and round elements. The RumX community members have generally praised the smoothness and full-bodied nature of this rum, while noting that the added sugar might be too dominant for some palates. It's an enjoyable and complex rum with a long-lasting, warm, and spicy finish.

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What does this rum taste like?

The flavor profile of Abuelo Centuria is based on 44 user reviews. We have compiled and summarized the community's tasting notes for you, to give you an impression of the aroma and taste of the rum:

The Abuelo Centuria, winner of the 2011 Best Rum, impresses with its full body, complex palate, and enduring warm finish. Tasters found the whiskey-like taste too sweet, but enjoy its vanilla, caramel, and dried fruit notes. A quality rum to be savored.

Nosing impressions

Sweet Vanilla Woody Maple Barrel Tobacco Burnt Roasted Dried fruit Dark chocolate

Taste impressions

Vanilla Smoky Sweet Caramel Oak Round Spicy Leather Dried fruit FullBodied


Smoky Spicy Oak Round Raisin Woody Vanilla Currants Chocolate Cocoa

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How does the community rate this rum?

7.9 /1044 ratings

Community Rating

Already 44 registered users have rated and tested this rum, leaving an average rating of 7.9 out of 10. A total of 4 users have marked this rum as their favorite (9+ points).

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„This is a blend of rums of up to 30 years of age and a very good one I may add. The winner of the 2011 Best Rum at the Golden Rum Barrel Awards. I just enjoyed this one again and it's never a disappointment. Very full bodied rum with a beautiful nose and complex palate. The finish is long, warm, spicy with smoke and just keeps on giving.“


Burnt Maple Heavy Sweet Tobacco


Sweet Round FullBodied Maple Leather
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„Got this sample in my second batch from Rum Ratings Tasting Club and participated in the virtual tasting yesterday. It’s produced from molasses in a multi column still whereafter it’s aged in Jack Daniel’s barrels using the Solera method. The oldest drops is said to be 30yo. Overall it’s very smooth but a little too sweet for me (hydrometer tests I’ve read indicates 27gpl of sugar), I should probably liked it even more with a little higher ABV which should balance the sweetness.“


Vanilla Dark chocolate Coffee


Vanilla Dark chocolate Coffee Fruits Banana
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„Quite a good sweet rum… Easy to drink, to read. I’m very disappointed by the mouthfeel (light, small body, but delicious) and taste… I expected much more from this one! *Update: New rating! Definitely the best of my 3 samples (12, 15 years and centuria)“


Creme brulee Dried fruit Raisin Burnt Plum


Oak Spicy Round Leather Fruity
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„Actually not to bad - however added sugar is very noticeable.“


Woody Roasted Vanilla Tobacco Dried fruit


Oak Vanilla Smoky Caramel Dried fruit
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„Very round representative with nice natural sweetness and great spice. The finish is then warm and spicy.“


Sweet Vanilla Woody Dark chocolate Raisin


Sweet Vanilla Smoky Spicy Caramel
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„sehr lecker, aber etwas zu süß. außerdem erwarte ich für >120€ mehr als süßen leckeren Einheitsbrei Rum...“


Heavy Maple Burnt Barrel Sweet


Oak Round FullBodied Maple Sweet
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„Nez : première touche "solvant" très fugace, puis vanille et boisé, puis pâtissier +++ et fini sur note épicée mais douce limite anisée Bouche : très doux, caramel, vanille, bois, gourmand, sucré, fruits secs et enrobage fumé Finale : boisé en fond, vanillé et surtout sucré (trop) limite sirupeux, Longueur moyenne mais trop sucrée Au total très bon ron, agréable, très pâtissier et gourmand au nez, le mauvais côté vient de la sensation trop sucrée en bouche et surtout en finale“


Vanilla Woody Plum Pastries Dark chocolate


Vanilla Caramel Woody Smoky Dried fruit
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„It's good. Taste more on the "whiskey" side, but I looked it a lot.“

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„Etwas zu süß, fruchtig-saure Note im Geschmack.“


Maple Tobacco Spicy Roasted Dried fruit


Oak Sweet Maple Leather Spicy
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„Selten übertrifft der Geschmack den Geruch bei weitem. Bei diesem Rum empfinde ich aber genau dies. Der Geschmack ist deutlich kräftiger und andauernder als der Geruch vermuten lässt. Sehr würzig auf eine angenehme Weise.“


Spicy Roasted Barrel


FullBodied Spicy Smoky

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What are the key data of the rum?

Made from
Column Still
<30 years
Price range
Under 250€

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About the Varela Hermanos distillery

The distillery Varela Hermanos is located in Panama. Rums from Varela Hermanos have been reviewed 689 times with an average of 7.5/10.

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