Ron Abuelo over in Panama has announced their Ron Abuelo XII Años Two Oaks Rum. This limited edition rum is a blend of 8 year old and 40+ year old rums. Averaging a little over 11 years of age. Two Oaks has been matured in two different types of oak cask. Aged for over a decade in white oak ex-bourbon barrels. Then the rum is transferred to heavily-charred virgin American oak for a finishing period of 9 months. These virgin barrels received a double charring process. First is a slower char at a lower temp (180°C/356°F) for 60 minutes. Then the barrels get a second char for an additional 20-25 seconds at a higher temp (225°C/437°F), giving the barrels an 8mm thick layer of black charring.
The Ron Abuelo XII Años Two Oaks Rum is available in the US this December 2020. The 750-ml bottle will have an MSRP of $59.99.