I had to create a new category for this rum: Panama.  In my ongoing pursuit of all rums, country of origin is a major motivating factor for me since I have neither seen many nor tasted any rum from Panama prior to this one.  According to the bottle, the company (Varela Bros.) was founded in 1908.  I am not sure why, but the label is (only) in French.  Good thing I can read French.  I was hoping for a little history.  But alas, no such luck.
In summary, the label says the rum is a blend of selected aged rums, chosen by their master blender to create its signature aroma at once sweet, rich and delicate.  Blah blah blah BO-ring.  I am pretty sure half the rums I've tried have had some similar generic statement attempting to establish the quality of the rum.  I was really hoping for an explanation of the name.
Abuelo means grandfather in Spanish; not exactly great marketing (in my opinion). Despite the name (and somewhat creepy dude on the label), I figured I should give this rum a try.

I was not overly impressed with this rum.  It was a little light on flavour.  I mixed it with coke but also tried out a recipe for a Dirty Mojito, which was in a little booklet attached to the bottle.

I have no plans to rush out and by another bottle.  Maybe if you were easing into amber rums, this would be an ok place to start.  I believe it's a very affordable $27.