The sugar cane is grown on a Panamanian estate founded by Don Jose Varela Blanco in 1908, after emigrating from Spain. He established the first sugar mill in the Republic of Panama. In 1936, he began to distill alcohol from sugar cane juice along with his three sons. The Ron Abuelo Centuria is a limited edition bottling marking the century of production. The Varela family opened up private stock from their reserve that’s been aged up to 30 years.