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Barcelo Imperial rum is produced in the Dominican Republic using column stills before aged in white oak casks for up to 10 years.
Ron Barcelo was founded in 1929 by Spanish entrepreneur Julian Barcelo in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The brand was sold mainly in the Caribbean and North America until a much broader international expansion began in 1992.
Tasty, but not quite great
Coming from a rum calendar, this Barcelo Imperial is nice in the nose with sweet notes of caramel, chocolate and banana. Once in the mouth it's flat and disappointing. But then the aftertaste is great, with the notes that you got in the nose. Therefore a 6.5 instead of a 6.
Pretty looking bottle, especially the huge 1.75L one. Nice darker colour, the rum is powerful and dry but gets smoother with every glass. Nice hints of wood and leather. The price is lower than what you might expect given the taste. A great rum to have to show others what a good rum tastes like without emptying your entire wallet.
Good Qpr and sippin' rum, but a bit closed on the nose and not that aromatic (it opens up after 20-30 min in the glass).
Nice brown/orange color, not too heavy and bodied but also, not to light or thin bodied.
Otherwise decent alcohol and not over-burning on the throat. Fair rum.
I first drank that rhum at punta cana, i was on vacation. The packaging is very well made ! Fine details... the bottle is beautiful also ! The noze smells cacao and may be some caramel and a little vanilla ! My wife says Cinnamon :)
The barcelo imperial is easy to drink, not overly sweet, not rough neither, warms the chest, with a long final in the mouth ! I prefer to drink it straight. The texture of the liquor in the mouth is rounder ! I drink this rhum while having a glass of El Passador de Oro XO, in order to compare. I can tell without any doubt that the Barcelo Imperial has much more character than the Passador de Oro Xo. I will buy it again and again !
It is not good neither is bad. Just middle way. It is not strong -> more smoothier. You can find quite wood tones.
Sweetness -> 4.5/10
Strength -> 3/10
"Barcelo Imperial rum review by the Ultimate Rum Guide"
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