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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 391 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.

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Posted 28 days ago by Craiglee from Netherlands with 73 ratings

Upon opening the bottle for the first time I poured a shot glass, started on it straight away and it kicked me in the nuts. I let it rest for a while, added some ice and it calmed down, slightly. I'm not a fan of overly sweet rums but this begs for some coke. Really nice bottle, quality rum. 5/10 for sipping, 7/10 in a mix.


Posted 1 month ago by DerMassi from Germany with 15 ratings

Nice to sipp, much better than the cheaper ones, and a really nice bottle 😉


Posted 1 month ago by Róbert Bezák from Slovakia with 28 ratings

The bottle looks quite luxurious, but rum is a little bit worse. But it is fine, for the reasonable price about 25 EUR.


Posted 2 months ago by Fourrunner08 from United States with 30 ratings

This rum is good. I have the original bottles when it first came out. I have a case of about 8 bottles left. It good and not to sweet with a bit of bite on your throat

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Posted 2 months ago by Christian from Luxembourg with 25 ratings

Coming from a rum calendar, this Barcelo Imperial is nice in the nose with sweet notes of caramel, chocolate and banana. Once in the mouth it's flat and disappointing. But then the aftertaste is great, with the notes that you got in the nose. Therefore a 6.5 instead of a 6.


Posted 2 months ago by Eidolon (TASTING CLUB) from United States with 41 ratings

Smooth with nice flavors of brown sugar, toffee, and oak.


Posted 2 months ago by Michal Ulík (PREMIUM) from Czech Republic with 28 ratings

Superjemná chuť, voňavý nasládlý rumík doporučuji. Další láhev doma bych s radostí uvítal.


Posted 2 months ago by Murray from Canada with 5 ratings

A wonderful smooth rum, with a great nose that just slides down


Posted 3 months ago by Furrelle from United States with 2 ratings

Beautiful color a little harsh on the tongue at first but settles in nicely


Posted 3 months ago by Airhammer26 from Austria with 23 ratings

Taste is alright, but too strong for my taste... Enjoyed better before...