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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.

498 ratings
Tasty, but not quite great


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Posted 10 months ago by rišo from Slovakia with 41 ratings

Tomuto som nedával veľké šance ale napokon milo prekvapilo


Posted 4 years ago by Rene Rum from Switzerland with 411 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 over 4 years ago by vvv from Czech Republic with 22 ratings

Worthy to try. Not to much sweet.. caramel flavours.. a bit smokey.. Very easy to drink..


Posted over 4 years ago by Carlos from Canada with 36 ratings

This is just a really enjoyable rum. Not bursting with flavours or aromas, but genuinely delicious. You could have a glass of this anytime. A great straight up sipper.

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Posted almost 5 years ago by Andy (PREMIUM) from United Kingdom with 112 ratings

This is a surprisingly good rum. I didn't have high hopes reading the ratings and knowing I prefer a sweeter rum, but this one is good.

Nose for me is brown sugar and oak, while the taste is more smoky and long finish. Slightly spicy, bitter, and tart, but not overpowering. Slightly one dimensional without new flavors surfacing after the initial sip, I wonder if 3-5 more years of cask aging would really have improved this one.


Posted over 5 years ago by Steven Cooremans from Belgium with 42 ratings

Average sweetness and quite easy. Fruity taste with oak/wood, some coconut and honey.


Posted 2 days ago by Sock from Netherlands with 16 ratings

nothing more that I can add.. a great bottle that's very well priced! good for sipping and mixing


Posted 3 days ago by Abeld39 from United States with 3 ratings

Very smooth for a Barceló (will still warm you up) and good for drinking neat.


Posted 3 days ago by Juanlaginia from United States with 57 ratings

Great rum for cuba libre, slightly sweet which makes a great mixer.


Posted 3 days ago by soccerrd5 from Netherlands with 10 ratings

Smooth, gets better after the first taste. Always have a bottle of this to have it ready when friends come over

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Posted 5 months ago by Vestty from Czech Republic with 36 ratings

Pretty looking bottle, especially the huge 1.75L one. Nice darker colour, the rum is a little boring at first - not much happening. Then the taste comes in. Nice hints of wood and leather. If the taste was a little stronger from the get-go and also in general, this could be an 8. Maybe it could also use a little more voltage - it just seems too smooth for its own good. Still great especially given the price.