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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.
Bought a bottle in NY whilst on holidays from Australia. I've just about finished it, loving all aspects of it. Sent a friend on a mission whilst they were on holidays to get another bottle. Really nice for sipping with a fire and cigar!!
While in San Juan I did a rum tasting of a bunch of the local products and this was a definite standout. Certainly one that is to be sipped and not mixed. Much cheaper to purchase down there as well.
My wife is bringing some home tonight (she is in Puerto Rico on business this week).
Confused: are you sure you didn't drink the 2-star?
I cut my teeth on rums while in Puerto Rico. Was in a small restaurant bar in Old San Juan and asked the bar tender for his best rum. Sold on first taste. Difficult to get in PA or surrounding areas. I miss it.
After one drink I looked for the neighbors cat. was gonna lick its ass to get the taste out of my mouth!!!
This was the one that got me into sippers. The 2 star is also good and quite a bit cheaper but not as smooth and flavorful. The 3 star is just pure brown sugar :) a tip: if you can get to Puerto Rico, go visit the distillery. You can get this one for a very reasonable price there.
I visited a lot of distilleries, I tested a lot of rum, but until today I never found better than Barrilito gold
I'm confused as to why so many other ratings are so high for this rum. I purchased this rum due to the high marks on this website and I am left with a suspicion about the valitiy of some of these reviews.
Nose: Rubbing alcohol upfront with a hint of butterscotch, wood, and cumin spice with the cumin spice staying after the first drink.
Taste: alcohol burn and Turbinado Sugar and light oak with more alcohol burn on the finish.
This is a rum that has a prominent alcohol burn as opposed to a welcoming-ly smooth warmth in character that other rums I've purchased for less/equal money have given me.
This a a good value rum. Plenty of flavor, hints of vanilla & leather. Light in texture and not as creamy as some similar priced rums.
It is a taste that I never tested before, for some they like and others not. We where 3 testing and only one said that it was really good.
Sherry, molasses and wood, plus some spice and enough heat to remind you that it's an adult beverage. Delicious straight up, but I'm going to try it in many tiki cocktails now that the warm weather has arrived. If it's as versatile as I suspect, this rating will get bumped up to nine. It's good stuff.
I love this rum it is the best I have found in Puerto Rico.
Good smooth straight out the barrel. I visited the distillery years ago and purchased a mini barrel full with 3 Star for about 80 dollars. Brought it back when you could bring anything on an airplane. I keep refilling with 3 star. Ah the sweet smell of molasses and charred oak. BTW you can get 3 Star in liquor stores within most PR neighborhoods of NY.
This rum has a rich golden amber colour, with an inviting slightly smoky and molasses-syrupy scent... This is a full bodied rum, but not overpowering... Light but noticeable sweet and smoky flavours come through in this strong rum, without a harsh alcohol taste. This is the best "every day" mixing rum I've ever had from Puerto Rico. One of my new favourites.
Being a screw top bottle from PR, I wasn't anticipating much. But to my surprise it was quite smooth, hits of smoke, mild fruit flavors, molasses and oak. I think I'll keep a bottle around. Very good for the price and one of the better PR rums.
Beautiful copper color.
Delicate fruity nose with subtle hints of dark fruit and spice.
It tastes a little hot and it youth shows, but only slightly. The flavor is bursting with dark fruits and a tropical fruit sweetness. It has tiny hints of smoke.
This rum just punches you in the face in all the right ways. Its youthful, its brash, but with a little ice, it cools down to the perfect refreshing rum to sip on a warm night or a while getting ready to go out.
Rich, full, smooth. A bit overpriced but it is hard to find on the West Coast. Never mix it unless you have a lot of cash as it does make a wonderful float. The best out of Puerto Rico that is not a limited batch.
Do you love the smell of rum when you first crack the top? If yes, this is the greatest smelling rum, in my opinion, not to mention my favorite tasting rum of all. Whenever I leave Puerto Rico I make sure to stock up. I know of one place in Brooklyn NY to find this Gem. If you love full body with the aroma of aged rum, then this is your rum. Try it with a splash, and I mean tiny splash of orange juice, it's so smooth. 3 stars is the way to go but, 2 stars doesn't too short. Enjoy!
Love this Rum is pretty smooth and tasty. Love the caramel color of this Rum and love the oak flavor that it has. One of my favorite Puerto Rican rums!!
The rum's aroma is a little intimidating. It has a rather strong alcohol odor making me think that it might be on the harsh side but upon tasting it I found it to be much tamer and smoother than the aroma seemed to indicate. It has a bit of initial sweetness with vanilla undertones which rapidly turns peppery. Quite the tongue tingler and at 86 proof it's a little stronger than the average rum.
One of my all time favorites. Great taste smooth, nice color and great finish.
Before a recent trip to PR was only familiar with Bacardi, Don Q, Captain Morgan and a few other more mainstream rums. this was an eye-opener. Looking forward to leveraging this site to learn about and taste more widely...
I typically drink my rum on the rocks, but Ron del Barrilito. I do like it as a mixer.