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Barcelo Imperial rum

Barcelo Imperial

Dominican Republic | Aged | 38.0% ABV

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.

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Tasty, but not quite great

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Posted 4 months ago by RumGuy1 from United States with 53 ratings

I bought this rum while vacationing in the Florida keys. It was a nice rum to drink while hurricane partying. But this rum is a mixer. Although it has nice flavors, this rum lacks depth and it has an overly alcoholic taste to it. At $33 USD, I’d rather invest in something else.

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Posted 5 months ago by dwight.schrute from Bulgaria with 8 ratings

For all practical intents and purposes this is a bourbon. And when I'm in the need for bourbon I buy bourbon. Next.

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Posted 5 months ago by Bonandy from Poland with 65 ratings

Good rum, nice aroma. Delicate flavor, slightly sweet.

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Posted 7 months ago by Sock from Netherlands with 24 ratings

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

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Posted 7 months ago by Abeld39 from United States with 3 ratings

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

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Posted 7 months ago by Juanlaginia from United States with 61 ratings

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

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Posted 7 months ago by soccerrd5 from Netherlands with 22 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 9 months ago by Ladislao from Russian Federation with 36 ratings

Блеклая вкусоароматика, достаточно питкий, достаточно посредственный ром.

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Posted 11 months ago by Vestty from Czech Republic with 42 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.

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Posted 12 months ago by liviuhorgos from Romania with 19 ratings

Good Qpr and sippin' rum, but a bit closed on the nose and not that aromatic (it opens up after 20-30 min in the glass).
Nice brown/orange color, not too heavy and bodied but also, not to light or thin bodied.
Otherwise decent alcohol and not over-burning on the throat. Fair rum.