What can you say about a job where several liquor companies a year contact the office to hold tasting demonstrations? Fucking awesome.
When Ron Abuelo hollered at Short Order to see if we were interested in finding out about their product we set up a drinking appointment for 11:30 a.m.
Our notes are kind of sloppy, but here are some interesting things we learned: Ron Abuelo is a 100-year-old company from a small town in Panama. Ron Abuelo still produces their signature rums the same way they did 100 years ago, and unlike many other companies are in charge of every phase of its production. Ron Abuelo still use ox drawn carts to haul materials. They have over 1,000 employees and they built the first sugar mill in the Republic of Panama.
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Ricardo March is the vice president of sales & marketing for Varela, the company that imports Ron Abuelo.
We have four bottles of Abuelo Rum to give away that come with limited edition coasters, and not the crappy cardboard ones either.
Leave a comment giving us a good reason to give you a bottle and we will, as long as you're at least 21 and leave a valid email address so we can contact you.