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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.
Purchased both the 2-star and 3-star while in Puerto Rico. Really thought the 2-star was good for the price, but the 3-star had a weird plastic/medicinal flavor which ruined all of the good flavors. I have a 2nd bottle that I might try to see if the other one was just bad.
Ron del Barrilito 3 stars is an amazingly well-finished aged rum. Don’t be fooled by the awful packaging. This rum is a classic and one of Puerto Rico’s best hidden treasures! A must try!
I drink aged rum on the rocks and as aged rum goes this was my biggest disappointment yet. I am no connoisseur but I do drink aged rum regularly. I made a special effort to get a bottle on our trip to Puerto Rico and was really looking forward to trying it when I got home. I can't describe the taste other than somewhat medicinal. I have served it to my rum drinking friends and so far all have had similar reactions. My biggest disappointment so far in a generally well regarded rum.
Its a smooth cocktail that while I think its better on the rocks with lime..you may also have a splash (I mean just a splash of Coke (1oz)) and still maintain its full flavor. No hangover with this type of rum quality either.
The label is simple. The colour is reddish. Interesting taste with a herbal spine like clover honey. It is a bit harsh straight but with a splash of sprite it is enjoyable on a regular day before or after diner. Anytime you like.
I typically like rums with a strong profile. This was the exception. It has loads of flavor but one that i didn't particularly enjory. The finish was one of the harshest of the night during the tasting.
Tried Ron del Barrilito 3 star at the Rum House in Manhattan and this is not a neat sipper at all. A proper rum bar should know better not to serve vile liquid like this one. Mixed it with Coke and there is a glimmer of hope for aged rum flavors.
This tasted like oak and cigars. Very smokey oak taste and it's up front and thick in the mouth. It's was not sweet and no other flavors came through besides the oak in the front of the mouth.. no burn and the nose was slightly intriguing, it invited me to try it and experience something different.
This is definitely better than their 2 star, but still a little harsh to drink neat. Alcohol burn is too strong but works well in rum and coke as well as other cocktails and adds a nice flavor to rum cakes.
I bought a bottle of this rum in San Juan and transported it home. Considering the high ratings from fellow rum enthusiasts here, I tried to give it as many chances as possible. So, it has a beautiful aroma. However, there's too much booziness in its finish. From my point of view, there are many better options within this price range.
Truly the Star of Puerto Rican rum and at less than $25 btl on the island, its the value champ of all rum. This is a fairly dry rum with a wide palate of different flavors. Each time you try it you taste something new and delicious. Mixing it would be a total waste. Savor, enjoy.
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.
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.
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.
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