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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.
I have grown partial to this rum while visiting Puerto Rico and I have not tasted anything else like it anywhere. It's bursting with smokey caramel vanilla sweet spiceyness along with strong barrel flavor as expected from its name. It'a best with some ice IMO and it's caramel sweetness is noticeably more than Don Q Gran Anejo, Bacardi 8, or Mount Gay XO. It's less sweet then Diplomatico RE. Ive acquired a taste for this stuff but I can see some people maybe not liking it at first because kit has a unique barrely spice in the finish. This is the pride of PR right here and some locals wouldn't rate it anything but a 10. Update: still nothin else like it but as I've started to sip other fine rums w little to no ice, the flavor of this rum in that manner is strange and treated to reach a strong flavor that is half good and half acid reflux. I still have some things to figure out here as far as how they make this and how I feel about it now. Update2: I still really like it as a mixer and the added taste seems like a fakish caramel addition. Update3: just came back from PR this rum is fantastic with mixed drinks and even on the rocks but not the best sipper IMO
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.
Popular but still a rum to drink with other beverages if you want to sip by itself you have to go somewhere else
The brandy of rums. Very flavorful and aromatic. Best straight up.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This is a truly underrated rum. Excellent as a sipping or to mix.
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.
It's nice by itself, with ice or mixed with cola or ginger ale. All around great rum from Puerto Rico.
Smokey and delicious, makes a perfect Rum and diet Coke