Developer: Barceló & Cía.
Alcoholic degree: 38°.
Aging time and type of wood: 7 years in American oak barrels.
Peculiarities of the elaboration: Barceló & Cía, was created in 1930 by two Spanish brothers, Julián and Andrés Barceló, natives of Mallorca. The same year, the company and the entire city were destroyed by the cyclone San Zenón. Faced with this total devastation, Andrés decided to run his luck on the nearby island of Puerto Rico. Julián Barceló stayed in Santo Domingo, determined to raise his small business again. For that time, Julián visited the towns and the rural areas, promoting and selling his product with the original label that, directly and simply, wore the slogan "the rum that I drink". The company developed to the compass of the city of Santo Domingo, growing until it was established in its permanent location in the eastern part of the city, on the banks of the Ozama River, observing the port and the colonial city. Through the decades, the Barceló name also managed to conquer the national market, manifesting a great growth and expansion as a liquor industry. Julián Barceló retired in 1974. Today, Ron Barceló & Cía belongs to the Marqués de Vargas, Pelayo de la Mata.
Ron Barceló Imperial has been awarded by the prestigious entity Beverage Testing Institute of Chicago as the best rum in the world, carrying the insignia of having been the first rum, in obtaining the highest score in the history of this institute. They have their own water treatment plant, which is a basic guarantee of the purity of their rums.
Tasting notes: Bright copper amber color. Tropical aromas (pineapple), grapes, figs and sour cherries, toffee, wrapped in intense notes of vanilla and walnuts, on a very well integrated wood background. In followed by a smooth entry to a dry but fruity and medium and exuberant body with great depth and balance. The palate is warm and balanced, with hints of mocha, raisins and figs. Deep and long journey and end.
Uses in cocktails: For its finesse and category is recommended to take with the rocks. If not, we recommend the Rum Collins cocktail.
Ingredients: 2 measures of dark rum, the juice of 1 lime, 1 teaspoon of sugar, soda, a cherry.
- Pour all the ingredients into the shaker with ice, except the soda.
- Shake well and strain over a tall glass. Add ice cubes and complete with soda.
- Decorate with a cherry.