Ron Barcelo Imperial Rum - 70cl 38%

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Following his dream of devising one of the best rums in the world, Spanish entrepreneur Julian Barcelo founded Ron Barceló in 1930, in the city of Santo Domingo.

The optimum product was obtained by experimenting with different brands on the local market; it wasn’t long before Julian began producing his very own rum and in 1950 the Ron Barceló brand was launched.

The brand quickly became a reference between local rums and one of the largest and most prestigious Dominican enterprises.

Ron Barceló Imperial was launched in 1980 and was the first super premium rum in the Dominican Republic.

Sugarcane juice fermented & distilled, then aged in American white oak aged, before it is blended then bottled.

The quality of this super premium rum is due to several key factors: monitoring sugarcane production, the use of the purest water, ageing in new American white oak barrels in ideal climatic conditions, found in the Dominican Republic, and over 70 years of experience blending the finest rums.

Tasting Notes

Aromas of butter cream, dried cherries, intense vanilla, pineapple jam and caramelised walnuts followed by a soft entrance to a dry but fruity, medium and exuberant body, with great depth and balance.

Perfect Serve: Neat.
Ideal Cocktail: Imperial Old Fashioned.
- Miami Rum Festival Rum XP 2013
- SIP Awards 2011: Blend Wine & Spirits - Gold
- Miami Rum Renaissance Festival 2010 - Gold


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by Staff on Wednesday 01 February, 2017
Ron Barcelo Imperial is the first Dominican Rum that I've had the pleasure of trying. I have to say, I'm very impressed. The first thing you notice is this bottles unusual, but elegant shape. This will definitely be kept once finished. As I popped the top off and took a sniff I was greeted by many pleasant smells. Rich cream, glacé cherries, mixed nuts and also some oak. I poured a sizeable glass and sat back swirling it for a few seconds, room temperature and neat as had been suggested to me. This was certainly the correct choice, as I was utterly blown away by the magnificent flavours. Sweet stewed fruits, brown sugar and vanilla, roast chestnuts and then a nice heat. I was amazed by the smoothness of this delicious Rum. The heat does not over stay it's welcome, slowly finishing with those same sweet flavours of boiled fruits and vanilla. I also tasted the American oak and hints of cigar leaves. This is certainly up there with the best Rum I have ever had the pleasure of sampling, and has opened my eyes to a market of Dominican Rum which I had never even considered before. - Connor of Turmeaus Norfolk
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