Market Watch: December 2011

In October, Van Gogh Imports introduced Ron Abuelo Centuria, a limited edition rum from Varela Hermanos S.A. in Panama. Created to celebrate the company’s 100th anniversary, the 40-percent abv spirit ($130 a 750-ml bottle) comprises selections from the highly-guarded “Reserva de la Familia” stocks that have been aged for up to 30 years in American whiskey barrels using the solera system. The rum exhibits a smooth, rounded texture, with complex flavors and aromas. Ron Abuelo Centuria is available in California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, New York and South Carolina. For more information, visit or call the importer at 888-539-3361.