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Ron Del Barrilito 3 Star rum

Ron Del Barrilito 3 Star

Puerto Rico | Aged

Ron del Barrilito 3 Star rum is produced in Bayamón Puerto Rico by the Fernández family, which has been producing rum in the area since 1804, making it the oldest rum manufacturer in Puerto Rico. The rum is first blended and then aged for a minimum of 6 years.

A single barrel of Ron del Barrilito rum was set aside in 1942 called the 'Freedom Barrel.' When Puerto Rico gains its independence the Freedom Barrel will be opened in the Bayamón town square for all to share.

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Posted 6 years ago by Scott T from United States with 122 ratings

I know that this company has admitted that they have altered their rums. What is unusual is that it is not nearly as sweet as most altered rums - rather it seems to have a faked-up woody-smoky, almost phenolic taste.

I really wanted to like this but I don't. A much better example of the Cuban style is Doorly's XO or R L Seales' 10 yr, which have a similar taste to this without the offputting phenolic taste.


Posted over 6 years ago by Chris Williamson from Canada with 81 ratings

It was closer to rubbing alcohol than rum will never willingly buy it again


Posted over 6 years ago by Kenneth from Puerto Rico with 17 ratings

This is a truly underrated rum. Excellent as a sipping or to mix.


Posted over 6 years ago by Herman (PREMIUM) from United States with 97 ratings

I really wanted to like this rum, after all the hype. I could not get past the strange taste. Maybe it was the smokiness. It was somewhat harsh and not smooth enough for me.


Posted over 6 years ago by Eanousa from United States with 54 ratings

Edit - bumping this up to a 10, just love this rum!!!!

The smokiness continues to build the more you drink of it.

Picked it up on the way out of Puerto Rico knowing little about this 3 Star or sipping rum. The flavor made me add less and less coke till there was just the rum and the ice by the third glass. After easily polishing the bottle off, I desperately needed more of that rich smokey after taste!


Posted almost 7 years ago by mamajuana from United States with 148 ratings

This is a great rum. It comes of soft but that quickly changes into a strong smokey flavor. This is a great rum that reminds you what you are drinking. The smell is also great. I was lucky to find a store in town that had 2 bottles left. I may go get the other if it is still there.


Posted 7 years ago by Simone from Sweden with 3 ratings

Excellent rum with one of the best value for money rate! Smooth sweet and a hint of smokiness. Love it


Posted over 7 years ago by Kevin from United States with 18 ratings

Hits you abrasive out of the gate but quickly mellows to a smooth cane taste. Not very complex but taste great with coke & lime. Not very appealing without coke. Can be drunk on the rocks.


Posted over 7 years ago by Remy Chevalier from United States with 34 ratings

A friend of mine mailed me a bottle brought back from his visit to Puerto Rico. It instantly ranks up there with my favorites. A distinctly different taste, smooth, strong, with something extra special, surely a hint of honey. Makes you wonder if islanders aren't keeping the best stuff for themselves, because from the looks of it, not easy to find state side! Once produced inside a windmill tower used to extract the juice from the sugar canes on the outskirts of Bayamon, today the office. In 1942, a single barrel, which is stored in the "cellar", was put aside with orders that it should only be opened when Puerto Rico becomes a free and independent nation.


Posted 8 years ago by Bill Clemens from United States with 10 ratings

It's nice by itself, with ice or mixed with cola or ginger ale. All around great rum from Puerto Rico.