Developer: Barceló & Cía.
Alcoholic degree: 37.5°.
Aging time and type of wood: Double aging in American oak barrels, its final resting in French oak barrels. The result is a robust body rum, structured and of great character, with marked notes of wood and vanilla.
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.
Exclusive super premium rum: Ron Barceló Imperial Onyx. It is an authentic gem, a rum made from the best Dominican sugar canes and exclusively rested in a bed of Onyx semiprecious stones that allow to obtain the most refined rum.
Barceló Imperial Onyx combines the traditional know-how of the master ronero and logger with the most advanced techniques and processes.
Tasting notes: Amber mahogany color and golden reflections, robust body, structured and of great character. Aromas of toast, cherry, coffee and nuts. Marked notes of wood and vanilla.
Uses in cocktails: A rum with intense sensations on the palate that end with a long and persistent aftertaste. A good choice would be the Volcano cocktail
Ingredients: 50 ml. of Onyx rum, 15 ml. of lemon juice, 15 ml. of agave honey, 3 dash of Angostura bitters, 50 ml. of orange juice, orange peel.
- Put the ingredients in a shaker, mix well and serve in a glass.
- Decorate with a little orange peel.