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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.
Good rum to drink in a tulip shaped glass with an ice cube or a splash of water or straight. Goes down like any good cognac. You do not want to insult this rum by mixing it.
A golden hue of wood and citrus glory. Surprised me being that the bottle was nothing special. Be thirsty my friends
I read somewhere that they source their rum from Bacardi, which goes to show that it's all in the aging process. Full flavored, dry, spicy, cinnamon, leather and delicious!
edited to add sugar test results- 7g
Popular but still a rum to drink with other beverages if you want to sip by itself you have to go somewhere else
This is a pretty good rum. Molasses, smoke, pepper, oak, almond, sherry, and even a light touch of orange.
It's a good rum, though I think it's a little hot at 43%abv (I think only the 8 and above rated rums do really well at that alcohol content). Still, a very decent rum for the money, and one I would recommend for the cost.
With its nice and smooth smoky aroma, it was a surprise. The price is very low for such a great Rum.
The brandy of rums. Very flavorful and aromatic. Best straight up.
A great mixer with coke and dark fruit juices. Its also really good by itself. Lots of Caramel and a light spice with a little bit of butterscotch and toasted wood
Love this stuff. Way better than Bacardi Solera or possibly Bacardi 8 for that matter. Just a finer produced product all around.
One sip - Jesus Willy Christ - You could embrace the whole world.
What a tast! Simply the Best
Rich with smoke and vanilla flavours. Underrated, especially at its price.
I was introduced to this true gem back when I was on the island "Professionally" in the early 1980's. Since then, whenever I have been asked about my favorite spirit, my unquestioned choice was "Ron Del Barrilito", though I've never found it successfully sold in the US. I've found a few bottles, but usually the two-star variety, and the taste was never as I'd remembered it.
Recently, visiting the island as a tourist, I picked up a few bottles. The taste was everything I remembered, and more. My only thought is that possibly the rum doesn't travel well, or that age may not be kind to it.
This rum has great aroma that accentuates it's strong smokey flavor and is followed by hints of vanilla. It's versatile in its ability to be enjoyed neat, on the rocks or even in mixed drinks. As sipping rums go, an excellent value
I'm in San Juan PR at Metropol and Roy said try it. It's very good. Light but not a white rum, dark but not dark. Best of both worlds. Very smooth.
Light amber color. Short legs. Nose brings some orange notes. You can taste some smokiness. Not too sweet. This is a light body rum that does not linger in your mouth for a long time. The after burn is mild and manageable. A good sipping rum from PR.
This is by far the best rum from PR I've tried. So smooth and clean. Just enough sweet. The good standard all other Puerto Rican rums should try to meet.
It's harsh and not easy to drink by itself. Extra two points for an artisanal bottle.
This is my go to rum and has been for a while. Excellent with coke and can be enjoyed straight.
As far as Puerto Rican rums go, this is my favourite.
This rum is not me in any way. The colour is light brown, the smell so and so, the taste gave me nothing, yet the aftertaste a little more live. But all in all, no thanks.
This rum has a spicy taste, with some smoke taste and I sense the hint of caramel. After delivery it seems to have a warm finish.. Not to shabby..
This is a particular Rum ! it seems more bitter than a rum.
Strong and intense smell.
The flavor is spicy and slightly bitter because caramel is very present, I suppose added in barrel.
Barrilito Rum Superior Especial is een zeer milde rum, die gedurende 6 tot 10 jaar gerijpt heeft in eiken vaten. Deze rum wordt als sinds 1880 geproduceerd volgens hetzelfde recept.
Makkelijk puur te drinken.
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.