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Barcelo Imperial rum

Barcelo Imperial

Dominican Republic | Aged

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.

6.9/10 (428 ratings)
Tasty, but not quite great


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Posted about 3 years ago by Puppet Mstr from Canada with 38 ratings

It's rum, and it doesn't taste like gasoline, so there's not anything predominantly bad going on with it. It's just not anything special.

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Posted over 1 year ago by TheAG from Russian Federation with 5 ratings

Not my choice actually... Easy rum with very strong alcohol aftertaste. Maybe with coke...

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Posted over 1 year ago by Lilius.P from Denmark with 23 ratings

The nose is heavy on the orange, but it really doesnt taste of much at all. No good as a sipper, but maybe ok as a mixer.

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Posted almost 2 years ago by Andy Tee from Malaysia with 148 ratings

N- The same sinking feeling, this one bottled at 38%. But appeared fuller and buttery at first sniff, better delivery on the strength with pleasant oak scents, still the brown sugar nuance but not disturbing as this has more width with chain of aromas. Passionfruits, chocolate, box of coconut candy and get better as it breath in the glass. (87/21)

P- Nutmeg, cinnamon, toasty, orange, caramel with sweet sour pickled coating. Juicy and mouth watering sour fruits. (87/21)

F- Short-medium, dried fruits of orange, mango, butter cream. (86/20)

Body/Balance- Abnormally full at under strength, something added? Not sure, and no matter, well added. 87/21

Weighted Rate- 83pt
— at The Rum Bar KL.

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Posted almost 2 years ago by Davejohn from Canada with 31 ratings

The presentation is impressive (the displayed bottle is incorrect), however this rum comes off very weak for the price.
The colour is a bit light and the legs are not strong.
The flavour palette is limited and mild, leading to a very average mouth feel.
Swallowing confirms the smoothness of this rum, however the flavours do not intensify at all.
Quite drinkable, however could well be used as a mixer.
At this price, a bit of a let down.

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Posted almost 2 years ago by Miguel from United States with 1 rating

You only two cube of ice and nothing else. It just perfect.

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Posted almost 2 years ago by Ken from United States with 71 ratings

Nice aged flavor with deep caramel undertones. When I say aged I mean with tastes closer to aged scotch. Easy to drink on the rocks, will remain in my arsenal.

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Posted almost 2 years ago by Logoscripto from Greece with 12 ratings

It was a good rum, drank it pleasantly but had no complexity. just a nice rum.

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Posted almost 2 years ago by Mathieu from Canada with 51 ratings

Spanish. Deep oak with some astringency. Almost devoid of congeners. Seems young.

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Posted almost 2 years ago by Martin from Slovakia with 21 ratings

Unrivaled price/quality ratio, l most like the long end of cedar wood subtree and cigar leaves. A lot of music, with not enough money.

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Posted almost 2 years ago by Nico from France with 15 ratings

Excellent rhum dominicain. Tres agréable en bouche.