Developer: Barceló & Cía.
Alcoholic degree: 37,5°.
Aging time and type of wood: Rum of molasses matured in American oak barrels with previous use in bourbon.
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. They have their own water treatment plant, which is a basic guarantee of the purity of their rums.
Tasting notes: Mahogany color with coppery iridescence, the nose is intense, something liqueur and sweet, with notes of toffee and some spicy nuances (vanilla, cinnamon) and notes of cigar box. On the palate, it has a good attack, the pace is warm and intense, the bitter ones are marked, there are sensations of nuts and sugar burned in retronasal.
Uses in cocktails: Mai Tai.
Ingredients: 1 oz. of white rum, 1 oz. of blond rum, 1/4 oz. of amaretto, 1 pineapple juice, 1 orange juice, a splash of grenadine.
- Except the grenadine, mix all the other ingredients with ice in a shaker.
- Shake and pour into an ice cold glass. Finally, add the grenadine.
- Garnish with the desired fruit.