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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.
This is a unique rum experience and should be tried.
That said, the rum smells and finishes like perfume! I prefer the cheaper and tastier Barcelo Grand Anjeo to the Imperial. This one surprised me, in a bad way...
I'm thinking it must be the barrels they are using for this label. The oak flavor was odd, it was over oaked providing a burnt tobacco flavor. The whole rum was way off, dry, and unbalanced. The only saving grace is that I could taste a quality aged rum wanting to come out. It was just overpowered by a strange oakey flavor and overly pungent botanicals. For my second try I used a glass of Coke to help calm it down a bit but that lingering perfume aroma would not go away and that strange oak flavor prevailed.
The rum is not worth the price but its something a rum drinker should try. Maybe your experience will be different but I think Barcelo took what could have been a great rum and messed it up terribly.
It's also a nasty hangover. That smell is still in my nose and I feel awful right now!
A beautifully smooth after dinner drink that is best enjoyed on it's own
ikke så veldig søt i smaken, men en god ettersmak.
Dry & slightly smokey, with relatively strong alhoholic burn. A nice bottle though and at thsi price it is ok but not the best to sip neat.
The taste and smell mix without anyone being pregnant except the alcohol.
I really like that bottle style but not like that taste
Good but not one of my favorites. Smooth taste, I prefer the sweeter ones
Had this one while on vacation in Mallorca. It has a bit of everything: a promising nose, and the taste itself brings quite a bit sweetness and a bit of oak. Perhaps better with a bit of ice, but suitable for neat as well.
.This was one of the first sipping rums I ever tried while on our trip to the DR. It is a good rum but definitely not one to start your rum journey with. This rum is dry but has good sweet notes.
Nice cheaper version of Diplomatico reserva exclusive.
Nice rum to please most people, nicely priced. To enjoy in the evening after a nice meal.
Očakávania pri rume za 21-22EUR nemal veľké. Nerozumiem popisom na webe,že ide o mimoriadne jemný rum. Mne príde toto Barcelo skôr suchšie,tvrdšie a fakt rumove,cítiť alkohol,mierne drevite tóny. Kto má rád rumy,ktoré sa na nič nehrajú a nemajú špecifické ovocné tóny - bude spokojný. Ja som ho porovnával s Pamperom Aniversariom a to mi chutilo viac.
Jemná vůně. Příjemná chuť s dlouhotrvajícím ovocem na konci
Received this as a gift a while back, tried it and definitely enjoyed it, been busy with other rums, mixing etc, so I try a lot of Jamaican and Demeraras. Upon second try, I find it even better. Nose is pleasing, sweet, plum-raisins, taste is complex, sweet for sure, but has notes of tobacco, citrus and burnt rubber. I recommend this for those who enjoy El Dorado 12 or Diplomatico.
I really like that bottle style but not like that taste. I cant find the right word for that feelling i had. Might “one Night girl”?
Ron de gamma media, buena calidad precio (30 dolares promedio), 10 anos para un Barcelo aromatico, ligero y con buena textura. Recomendabl.
Elegant classic aged one. Squizeed leather and wood. Well balanced but rather dry. It is worth to have it ready in your cabinet. Recommended.
Really a great step away fron the normal one, rich and tasty, nice companion
Beautiful presentation, box and bottle. The price its ok, maybe good. Nice color and aroma and it has some magic inside. It is a little dry and has some tasty notes. I really recommend it.
high quality .. very nice ... soft rum to drink alone or with ice I like it
Suave, sedoso, con notas a fruta fresca y miel de caña. Se deja beber muy bien.
Un bon rhum, ni trop sec, ni trop sucré. Mais sans effet "whaouu", sans surprise.
Good rhum, not top sugared, not top dry. But no "whaooo" effect : no surprise. Too classical.
A medium rum, a good start when you are having a tasting of multiple rums
Von diesem Rum hatte ich mir mehr versprochen. Eine schöne Flasche und die Aufmachung im Karton haben mich sehr angesprochen, der Rum leider nicht. Mir ist er zu scharf und nichts Besonderes. Für Cuba Libre verwende ich ihn nun.
Bought it way to expensive at a street sales men in Punta Cana. But money worth!
Barcelo Imperial rum review by the Ultimate Rum Guide