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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.
A classy rum for the price that has a dry flavour. Subtle flavours but not as much depth as other more flavoursome rums ... Makes a posh rum and coke but lovely as it is .. much nicer on the rocks
Nice taste, great color, but lacked the kick I was expecting from Barcelo.
Har smakat bättre..!
Finns mer att göra på de drickan....!
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)
Great sip rum. Strong and dry, first sip can be a little bit intimidating but you get use to it. Just the right balance of sweetness. One of my favourite sip rum.
Always nice to have a drink of it. Various notes of fruit, chocolate, cinnamon. Absolutely no disappointment but not as good as one expects with 10 years time in casks.
Ce n'est pas le meilleur rhum que j'ai bu, mais il mérite largement sa place parmi vos bouteilles. Je conseille de le laisser s'aérer un peu et de le refroidir avec un petit glaçon afin de libérer plus de saveur. Il ne mérite pas l'insulte de le mélanger à du coca.
This is not the best rhum i've tried but it deserve to be amongst your favorite bottles. I advise you to have it on the rocks for more flavor. It doesn't deserve the insult to be mixed with coke.
Il s'agit d'un rhum assez corsé avec des notes de vanille bourbon. Il se boit très bien sec et à une bonne longueur en bouche .
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".
Jantarová barva, chuť s prvním douškem ostřejší, ale jinak celkový dojem Dobrý
Fort goûteux mais l'arrière bouche alcoolisé reste trop marqué en opposition aux saveurs.
En udemærket rom som kan nydes ren eller i en cocktail. ..
Very smooth and a great mixer. Like many I discovered this in punta Cana. Very crisp and clean. Not too sweet...but has an alcohol smell rather than a pleasant smell to start.
The taste is deep but mild. And the relation with the price might give it a higher rate.
I enjoyed this on my vacation in spain, good allrounder and in the region of havanna espesiale and Bacardi reserva
Preferred this rum on the rocks not bad for sipping.
I tried this rum once and I didn´t enjoyed it. It was too dry for me, and no really good taste. I would like to give it a try once more, but not by buying a bottle. But it´s very cheap though.
Perfectly balanced rum, nothing to complain about, like
Malgré son vieillissement de 10 ans ce rhum n'est bon qu'à utiliser dans un Cuba libre.
Tasted yesterday, gift from a friend: I think is a good rum, recommended.
Merveilleux rhum en son genre. Très bon on the rocks
This is rum to mix with coke or to get it on the rocks.
The price was alright and just wanted to add this to my collection and it's great. smooth and mixes well with coke
puissant sur glace! comme dit précédemment idéal avec un cigare .
Barcelo Imperial rum review by the Ultimate Rum Guide