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The most awarded and recognized Rum from the Dominican Republic… for good reason.
The Dominican Republic has a lot of Rum producers, but the world of Dominican Rum is ruled by "Three B's" — Bermudez, Barceló, and Brugal. Founded in 1930, Ron Barceló is headquartered in the capital of Santo Domingo, but has its distillery in the heart of the sugarcane fields near the town of San Pedro de Macorís about thirty miles east of the capital. The company was founded by a young Spaniard — Julián Barceló — who arrived in 1929 specifically to start making Rum. The company makes a wide range of Rums and is exported across the Caribbean and around the world.
In 1974, founder Don Julián Barceló retired and turned the company over to his nephew Miguel Barceló. Miguel immediately set out to aging special casks and crafting a new signature Rum to make his mark on the company line-up. The result of that effort is Barceló Imperial Rum — released for the first time in 1980. It remains the most awarded and recognized Dominican Rum in the world.
Appearance / Color
Nose / Aroma / Smell
This Rum has a fragrance of buttercream frosting and flan over notes of toasted wood and pecan pralines.
Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate is smooth and buttery with notes of caramel apples, Tawny Port, streusel topping, turbinado, vanilla, and a hint of mango.
The finish is nice and long with the sweet sensation of a cigar humidor.
The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in Barcelo Imperial Rum and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.
We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.