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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.
Un des rhum les plus doux a la gorge que j'ai jamais goûté. Merci on mon frère qui ma fait découvrir cette bouteille. Bon rapport qualité prix. Suffisamment complexe avec une saveur de miel. On peut le classer au top.
The taste is deep but mild. And the relation with the price might give it a higher rate.
Me gusta mucho este ron dulce y añejo, yo lo prefiero tomar convidado con Coca-Cola, sin embargo sabe bien con soda y un poco de limón como lo toman en República Dominicana
If you are a fan of the Dominican style rums, you will probably like the "4-B's"- Barcelo, Brugal, Botran, and Bermudez.
All are excellent in the higher product range of each.
If you like this one, try the ONYX version. It's even better.
The price was alright and just wanted to add this to my collection and it's great. smooth and mixes well with coke
Definitely one to enjoy straight up or maybe 1 ice cube to help bring out the flavour.
I think this is definitely a top choice for sipping. Not too sweet or overly flavored. Smooth and easy to enjoying particularly with a nice cigar.
I've probably been overly generous in my marking but this was the rum that got me into collecting and tasting them.
Until I tried this I'd only had basic rums, mixed with cokes. It blew me away. Such depth and complexity, like a cognac.
This is a recent retesting.
Some tobacco and caramel to taste, some burnt honey, something else a bit bitter and a slightest hint of vegetation.
Not much of an aftertaste and everything fades pretty quickly. Maybe because it's just 38%.
Still a very good rum.
Fully flavoured rich rum. Incredeble nice price for such rum. Comes with complexity by adding small drip of water.
This is a very fine rum, I will go so far to say that to the price it is really a bargain!!
Let's get the stupid stuff out of the way first. I find it interesting that the way the bottle is shaped and the thickness of the glass makes for a chiming rhythmic sound when you hold it with two fingers by the neck (just below the lip) and drum on the plastic cap. BTW, the plastic cap and the artificial "cork" are one of the few detrimental elements of this rum. It is a tight fit and I've read more than one complaint of people having the cork break apart from the plastic cap when attempting to uncork the bottle. That element of cheapness should not be present in a rum that costs $40+.
I'm easily amused.
Anyway, this rum is somewhat paradoxical for me. Very little odor in the bottle and the flavor is equally as subtle. Not sweet but really not dry either. Has some woodiness to it. I don't know how they achieved this. I don't mean this has no flavor or character because it has both but from all the rums I've sampled thus far this one is arguably the best balanced one of them all. It would make for a good sipping rum as well as a good mixer. It won't overwhelm mixed drinks but instead complements what is used whether is be fruit based, coffee, frozen or just in a cola. Definitely a "must have".
Ron barcelo est bon comme son ti frere qui l'est aussi, l'ANEJO, bon goût mais plus fin.
Perfectly balanced rum, nothing to complain about, like
Appearance: Cherry color
Nose: Cocoa, lemon, oak, some citrusy scents
Palate: Warm and rich
One of my top go-to rums. Voted best rum in the world by the BI 2000, 2001.
Definitely something to try, and the price is fantastic!
Nice, very smooth with light touch of alcohol for reasonable price. Good tip.
This rum will be part of my collection (my ten best), and it is a rum for an everyday sipping. For a good price a very good rum.
Velice nádherná vůně čokolády a tabáku. Chuť jemná a výtečná. Poměr cena/výkon, vynikající. Tento rum bych doporučil vážně každému.
Süße nüsse, früchte, etwas süßem tabak und eiche.
Dry without a burn, and still quite tasty, gives the impression of being stronger than it is, Straight up, on the rocks, or... my favorite, with soda.
Delicioso para el ron y coca cola, la relación precio calidad para un ron que se mezcla con soda, es de10!
I guess this is hard to find, but still worth of tasting. Propably would have another if I ever find one
Sweet aroma of vanila and spices. Oily palate with ginger warmth. Bit spicy but great though.
This is a well balanced dry type.
In the glass its a bit dark indicating you should find choklare/lether etc but I dont. What my nose can find is something I can't put in word. Depending on your abilities when it comes to tating an putting words to Im sure some can. There is a twist a like mynt or possibly lemon grass - still it aint that...
In mouth I find it dry and balanced. Not burning but at the same time not smooth either - 38% trick?
After taste have chest nut in it - great!
At this price defenitely an 8. Have a sip as often you like - you can afford it.
(Haven't tried it as a blend or w ice)
Barcelo Imperial rum review by the Ultimate Rum Guide