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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.

6.8/10(477 ratings)
Tasty, but not quite great


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Posted 4 years ago by Rene Rum from Switzerland with 390 ratings

Schöne Flasche und sogar Nummeriert. (Nachbewertung vom 28.12.2018)
Tja, auch schon das beste an diesem Ron. (Nein)
In der Nase fruchtig und etwas bissig. (Relativ dezent, Karamell, Kakao, Leder, Früchte, nicht bissig)
Im Gaumen doch etwas zu flach, Trockenfrüchte, Toffee, Leder. (etwa so)
Nicht so süss. (jawohl)
Abgang schwach.
(Gutes Preis/Leistung Verhältnis für Einsteiger.)

Beautiful bottle and even numbered.
Well, even the best thing about this Ron.
a slightly fruty and biting nose.
On the palate, a bit too shallow, dried fruits, toffee, leather.
Not so sweet.
Weak in the finish.


Posted almost 2 years ago by jjimmy from Slovakia with 23 ratings

Tento rum nie je moc sladky, aspon podla mojho nazoru. Mne to vyhovuje. Flasa je naozaj krasna.


Posted almost 2 years ago by GA34 from France with 13 ratings

un bon rapport qualité/prix qui mérite un gros 6 voir 6.5


Posted 2 years ago by johnrullan from Puerto Rico with 21 ratings

visiting casa de campo in DR, tried barcelo imperial on the rocks and was impressed with its smooth taste and fruity aroma. I bought a bottle and then another and now I drink it after dinner every weekend, I love the taste and dont get tired of it

Small sn%c3%admka

Posted 2 years ago by Miroslav from Slovakia with 36 ratings

Celkom priemerný, trocha alkoholový, trocha korenistý. Vypil som.


Posted 2 years ago by Lebby from Canada with 20 ratings

I found the allure of the bottle, the written tasting notes and numbered bottles appealing - however, the taste doesn’t match all the flare. First, I found alcohol to be the most predominant flavor of this rum; smooth not being a characteristic at all. If you can handle the burn, the flavors are average - a spicy, mildly sweet leathery finish. Personally, I’d save your money.


Posted 2 years ago by Tony from Canada with 23 ratings

Was able to enjoy sampling the Imperial at a resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
Low sugar content, with a mild flavour profile and medium alcohol finish, it is a decent rum to sip on especially for the price point (noting the price in DR). As it's not readily available here (in BC/ Canada) it was nice to try and I did enjoy several glasses.
Not something I would go hunting for, but definitely a nice rum to have on the shelf simply to add diversity to your collection


Posted 2 years ago by Kolibrik from Czech Republic with 5 ratings

Good rum with strong aroma, slightly less so on the pallet but enjoyable from the first sip. Works as a sipper to finish the day. Not sweet at all. More after the wood / smoke than caramel that is hinted in the flavor. And a nice bottle to look at.
Great to share with friends and easy on the wallet.


Posted 2 years ago by Pietro from Germany with 10 ratings

Ein Rum für jeden Moment oder auch zum Mischen.
Preis Leistung ist nicht schlecht. Hatte keine großen Erwartungen an diesen Rum und wurde auch nicht überrascht.


Posted 2 years ago by Alron from United Kingdom with 9 ratings

Very tasty but lower rate than it should be due to price


Posted 2 years ago by Niclas Carlman from Sweden with 77 ratings

It's a bit like the Gran Anejo but with less nuts and more oak. Same sweetness. Expected more