Reach for the Stars.
You like awesome Spirits, but don’t know Ron de Barrillito? Thank your lucky stars, we’re here to show you the way. Ron de Barrilito is Puerto Rico’s oldest and most exclusive Rum brand. The name literally translates as “Rum from the barrel.” What’s the story behind this witty if not very subtle name? Well, it all began in 1871, when Pedro Fernandez developed a formula for Rum similar to the style of French Brandies and Cognacs. As per European tradition, the drink was made only for consumption of family and guests. The early reviewers were dazzled by the contrived Spirit. The Rum was served directly from the barrel, ergo the legend was born and the naming rights reserved. The Fernandez family has been making Rum from then on out with the same secret formula and aging process.
Fans and critics agree – you cannot do much better in the world of premium Rums. Since this is still a family owned business and the family does most of the actual production work, this Rum is only available in extremely limited editions. It is produced in two age-specific expressions. The Ron del Barrilito 3 stars, a blend of six-to-ten-year-aged Rums, is their flagship bottle. More than anything, it is a statement to Rum’s ability to be just as complex and rich as any other Spirit out there.