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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.
I tried this rum once and I didn´t enjoyed it. It was too dry for me, and no really good taste. I would like to give it a try once more, but not by buying a bottle. But it´s very cheap though.
At $20-25, it 's clearly the king of the budget segment. Not very sweet, spicy, but a little flavor of alcohol. Drinks easily and much..
Aged 8-10 years in medium toasted casks.
Aroma is sweet, Taste contains buttery sweetness, vanilla.
Bit heavier, bit sweet and bit smoky.
I´ve got a good feeling about it.
En dejlig blød rom med noter af røg, banan og lakrids.
Not a favourite but there are some nice flavours. Like the hint of caramel.
No it won’t compete with Plantation XO, but this is an absolutely delicious rum for its price. It is a staple in my cabinet due to the quality, price, and availability. It is very smooth with vanilla and caramel flavors, a touch of oak and a nice subtle hint of smokiness. The subtlety and balance of the flavors at $19 a bottle is what makes this an 8/10. It not a the level of the aged rums...but it doesn’t pretend to be. If you aren’t a rum drinker but wanted to have one inexpensive rum for guests this is a great choice.
It s a very dry Rum.
If you Like it -good-
Small oak and wooden notes at the end, not too Sharp.
But somethings Missing i am Not shure.
Works with Coke and in Others Drinks.
Not too much differnece between the Gran anejo. - slightly less Sharp more flavours and more oak.
Krásná láhev, palec nahoru, geniální etiketa složení, prostě jen rum. Umělý korek, palec dolů, krásně, jemně voní, palec nahoru, chuť zpočátku hodně alkoholická, potřebuje si ve skleničce trochu uležet, pak už je to velmi slušné. Zatím jsem nenarazil cenové kategorii do 600,- na konkurenta. Doporučuji.
Good, okay style Spanish rum that’s very balanced overall. Smooth, not overly complex, well balanced
It's better than I thought. Reminds me a lot of the Kirk and Sweeney selections. Perfect for sipping on a hot day.
Para mi gusto, este junto al pampero aniversario, son los rones con mejor calidad precio. En este caso estamos ante un ron dorado, recuerda a manzana madura, frutos secos y madera, moderadamente dulce y un final largo , solo o con una piedra de hielo.
This is great rum straight up, provided you appreciate an bold, oaky, dry rum. It reminds me of my Cuban favorites, albeit this is a Dominican Rum. It's $ 50.00 in Quebec which is a great price for nice sipping rum. Can't ask for more in a rum. The fact that it is priced decent is irrelevant, just a bonus
Sweetened, a bit too simplistic. OK to sip, but expect little.
Nice bottle, okay rum. Smokey and a bit heavy, certainly not everyman's friend, but I like it.
What a surprise. Good sirupy and sweet rum. I can realy recommend this one. Price-quality is good
It’s not at the same level as a ”Top rum”. But if you compare price to taste, it’s well worth it.
Smooth and lot of toffee.
Me gusta, pero con la cantidad de rones tengo que ser justo en la valoración, tiene ese golpe de los 40 grados, pero ese dulzor por el que me gusta el ron no es precisamente lo más evidente y aunque el Ceuta está por debajo de los 20€ hay otros que me gustan más .
Almoast too smooth. Nothing happends when it hits your tounge except nice flavours, no alcohol burn at all. Tastes good but wait..wait......WAIT...nothing. But for the price it's thumbs up.
In nose: smoky and a slight of toffee
In mouth: dry, oaky, leathery
Aftertaste: dry and oaky
This is an enjoyable light rum. Not bursting with flavors or aromas, but genuinely delicious. You could have a glass of this anytime. A good straight up sipper. Great price point and value.
Very dry and oak taste, but the distillate is not so good.
Alcohol in aftertaste.
In this price, I prefer Diplomatico Mantuano.
This wonderful rum from the DR won't kill you. Taste good but not the smoothest either.
Klasický, nič moc rum, ktorý sa nedá vychutnávať. Dá sa vypiť, ale neulahodil mi, skôr by pasoval k cigarám.
Picked this up very cheaply in Tenerife a few years back. For the price its an excellent golden rum.
Barcelo Imperial rum review by the Ultimate Rum Guide