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Review: Barcelo Imperial Rum

Posted by Arctic Wolf on April 22, 2022

Ron Barceló was founded in 1930 under the name Barceló & Co in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. The rum brand quickly grew in popularity growing into one of the largest in the Dominican, and the brand is now exported world-wide to over 25 countries.

According to the company’s website Barcelo Imperial Rum is a blend of Barcelo’s finest Dominican rums which have been aged for up to ten years in ex-Bourbon oak casks. Although the spirit has no age statement, we can assume that the Imperial spirit will have an average age somewhat less than those ten years mentioned on the website.

I reviewed the Barcelo Imperial over twelve years ago. However, based upon improvements noted I when I revisited and reviewed Barcelo Anejo, it is apparent to me that a re-visitation of the Barcelo Imperial is warranted.

Here is a link to that full review:

Review: Barcelo Imperial Rum

“… Rich toffee and dark brown sugar accent fine oak spices and hints of sap. Vanilla and baking spice appear as does a mild scent of fresh copper pennies. Notes of almond have have appeared and they have began to meld with the toffee and vanilla giving me a real sense of marzipan …”

Please enjoy my review which concludes with a nice cocktail suggestion, an Aztec Rum Old Fashioned.




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