Barcelo is a rum, that everyone can drink, there is some flouvor from raisen other fruit, it dont have the High alcohol so it kills the taste. Try it it worthy the price
So I love plantation products with my favorite being the 20th anniversary, but this is literally the first one I've basically dumped down the drain after trying. Its not cheap and i wouldn't recommend it, but i'm also new to rum too so maybe i dont know...That being said I'm a chef and like to think i have a decent palette and this one is just not worth consuming in my opinion.
Nothing particularly wrong with this rum for a Dominican style. Not to sweet or thick, but the flavor was lacking to me relative to others. You may find different and I would recommend giving it a try if you like Dominican rums.
Horrible Name. Subtle taste, not too sweet and no alcohol burn as the name may lead you to think. Arguably the best rum LCBO has for under $30.00.
In its favor, its not as thick as the 12, 15, 21, but its rather harsh straight and even on ice. I don't mix rum but I don't see the taste blending nicely.
I have to say this immediately reminded me of the long extinct Dagger rum, not exactly but just a resemblance, It also reminds me of Appleton Reserve but less banana, more molasses and nutty, really nutty and oaky, but at 40% it’s smooth, but that’s bothers me a bit, most good aged rums are 42-45%. I feel it’s a nice addition to my Jamaican rum cabinet, my personal favorite of all the rums besides Demerara of course! I am looking forward to making a rum punch with this-lime sugar and bitters:) overall I give it an 9 because I love Jamaican rums so deal with it lol.
Maybe its me, but after having two bottles (both gifts) of this,I find this tastes more like cough syrup with sugar, than rum. It seems more like something to put on vinela ice cream.
As far as I can discern this rum is the Havana Club 7 of the Santiago line. Okay straight up and certainly better than most lower tier rums available in Canada, but not one I would bring back from Cuba. The 12 year old is worlds above this.
Ron Cubay rums are reIatively inexpensive. I actually enjoy the younger Rums in the Ron Cubay line better. This offering is good, different than the younger, but not to my preference. I wish we could buy the brand in Canada.
This is a special edition, very strong (45 °), it needs some time in the glass to rest. No sugar at all like all Jamaican rum. Big kick in the mouth on the first sip, it overfills your mouth with a strong mix of spice, tobacco and wood. it would may be a 7, but for my personal taste the long tobacco ending was the best one I ever tried, so I gave it an 8 (if you don't like that kind of rum this might be disappointing for you). Must try if you like tobacco, also try it with some fine dark chocolate.
Appleton also makes a 12 year old that is not labelled "rare". This is not the same expression as the other 12 year old and despite the label "rare" is inferior in taste.
Appleton makes two different 12 year blends that l am aware is. This one is not sold in Ontario, Canada, but a friend brought me this back from a trip. Very nice Jamaican style rum for sipping.
This rum is an explosion of spices but is not overly sweet or thick. Its much nice that then it competitor in Canada, The Kraken. Good to have on hand at Christmas.
A rather dark rum. Very nice bottle presentation. Quite fragrant - I let it sit for a while and can smell thre aroma. Fairly smooth, with an average finish. Doesn't last too long on the tongue. Overall not bad, but not that memorable either.