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Ron Del Barrilito 3 Star rum

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 about 4 years ago by Michael Ouellette from United States with 4 ratings

I love this rum it is the best I have found in Puerto Rico.

Posted about 4 years ago by Ralph Santiago from United States with 1 rating

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.

Posted about 4 years ago by Mark from Canada with 59 ratings

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.

Posted about 4 years ago by DylanD from AF with 1 rating

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.

Posted about 4 years ago by Frank Taylor (PREMIUM) from United States with 5 ratings

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.

Posted about 4 years ago by joey from United States with 2 ratings

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!

Posted over 4 years ago by Rudy Mayers from Panama with 12 ratings

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!!

Posted over 4 years ago by Bob from United States with 1 rating

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...

Posted over 4 years ago by Gary from United States with 33 ratings

I typically drink my rum on the rocks, but Ron del Barrilito. I do like it as a mixer.

Posted over 4 years ago by barkeater from United States with 8 ratings

What a complete rum. Rich amber in color. It has a full flavor of vanilla and spices with a luxurious sweetness followed by a smooth and long finish.

Posted over 4 years ago by Goldtyger from United States with 11 ratings

Popular but still a rum to drink with other beverages if you want to sip by itself you have to go somewhere else

Posted over 4 years ago by Hector from United States with 2 ratings

The brandy of rums. Very flavorful and aromatic. Best straight up.

Posted almost 5 years ago by Dan B from United States with 1 rating

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.

Posted almost 5 years ago by JAStark from United States with 11 ratings

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.

Posted about 5 years ago by Orion from United States with 19 ratings

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.

Posted about 5 years ago by Felipe P from United States with 70 ratings

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.

Posted about 5 years ago by jmp3 from United States with 88 ratings

This is my go to rum and has been for a while. Excellent with coke and can be enjoyed straight.

Posted about 5 years ago by Jonathan from Puerto Rico with 13 ratings

As far as Puerto Rican rums go, this is my favourite.

Posted over 5 years ago by David Hollander from Netherlands with 23 ratings

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.

Posted over 5 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 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 about 7 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.

Posted over 7 years ago by Dan Freeman from United States with 15 ratings

Smokey and delicious, makes a perfect Rum and diet Coke

Posted over 7 years ago by Whit from United States with 7 ratings

Was working in Puerto Rico told told taxi driver I wanted the best rum in country that wasn't by Bacardi this is what he brought me