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Ron del Barrilito 2 Star rum is first blended and then aged for at least 3 years. The rum has been produced in Bayamón Puerto Rico since 1804 by the Fernández family, making it the oldest rum manufacturer in Puerto Rico.
In 1942 a single barrel of Ron del Barrilito rum was set aside called the 'Freedom Barrel.' The barrel will be opened in Bayamón town square for all to share when Puerto Rico gains its independence.
Assuming you can get it at a good price, this is an excellent mixing rum. It has a lot of the interest of the 3 star, but less complex and more bite. Still, when I have found it outside PR it's usually as expensive as much better rums, so it's not usually a good option for me.
Ron del Barrilito 2 Star is great for both craft mixed drinks as well as drinking on the rocks.
Very low sugar and natural flavor. Highly recommend, and great price for an aged product.
Even for it's youthness you could taste some oak, it is sweet, caramelized citrus peels and some spice. It isn't matured enough for sipping, but with a few drops of water it becomes light and a bit sweeter with a lingering finish. I liked it neat.
Anyone who buys this rum for sipping is making a mistake -- it is not made as a sipping rum. For a sipping rum get the Barrilito tres estrellas (3 star). However, this is a great mixing rum. Adds tremendous flavor to pina coladas, daiquiris or other mixed rum drinks (though a waste with coke).
Turned on to this one when it was recommended by bartender at resort in PR. Better than well, but nothing special either. Good in mojitos. Somewhat tough to find in the states in my area, but I see it on occasion and have bought it locally
Good solid rum but there are defenetly better options out there. Not my choice to sip.
Great rum from Ron Del Barrilito and unlike the 3 star this one is perfect for use in cocktails.