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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 almost 9 years ago by Scott from United States with 1 rating

This is a very versatile rum that with a big suprise in flavor. Good on the rocks or neat it also mixes well with tonic or coke. I've gone all up and down the spectrum and this rum fits many needs. For a sipping rum I lean to Zacappa XO but Barcelo is a moderate price and well worth it. Without question it is my "go to" rum. While I can't get in Michigan I find DrinkUpNY is easy to deal with.

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Posted almost 9 years ago by RumSteve from United States with 15 ratings

Appearance: Cherry color
Nose: Cocoa, lemon, oak, some citrusy scents
Palate: Warm and rich

One of my top go-to rums. Voted best rum in the world by the BI 2000, 2001.
Definitely something to try, and the price is fantastic!

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Posted almost 9 years ago by cyryl from France with 5 ratings

Distillerie : Barcelo
Provenance : Saint Domingue, République Dominicaine

Rhum de tradition espagnole, le rhum Ron Barcelo Imperial est issu d'un assemblage de rhums âgés de 4 à 11 ans.

Sa robe est ambrée, légèrement fauve.

Le nez est assez riche ; on relève des notes fauves assez puissantes, du caramel et une pointe de vanille.

En bouche ce rhum est toujours aussi caramélisé, l'attaque est moelleuse mais puissante et très "sec" et boisée ; on retrouve au palais la vanille, des notes assez dures de cuir, des épices.

Le finale est tout aussi sec et puissant, limite austère.
Ce rhum est sans aucun doute un rhum de caractère (boisé à souhait), avis aux amateurs...

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Posted almost 9 years ago by Benito B. from Luxembourg with 67 ratings

The Ron Barcelo Imperial, is a very dark and woody rum with very strong oak aromas but also coffee, nutmeg and vanilla notes.

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Posted almost 9 years ago by MMihran from Canada with 27 ratings

Not my kind of rum, too dry

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Posted almost 9 years ago by Sly from Canada with 43 ratings

Love this bottle

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Posted almost 9 years ago by Nick from United States with 54 ratings

A smokey woody rum.

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Posted almost 9 years ago by El Toro from United Kingdom with 31 ratings

Far too dry and woody, reminds of Brugal to which I'm also not a fan.

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Posted 9 years ago by kilderkin from United Kingdom with 22 ratings

Nice enough rum. Quite dry with a lot of oak coming through (maybe too much)