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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
"Barcelo Imperial rum review by the Ultimate Rum Guide"
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