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Ron del Barrilito 3 Star rum is produced in Bayamón Puerto Rico by the Fernández family, which has been producing rum in the area since 1804, making it the oldest rum manufacturer in Puerto Rico. The rum is first blended and then aged for a minimum of 6 years.
A single barrel of Ron del Barrilito rum was set aside in 1942 called the 'Freedom Barrel.' When Puerto Rico gains its independence the Freedom Barrel will be opened in the Bayamón town square for all to share.
With its nice and smooth smoky aroma, it was a surprise. The price is very low for such a great Rum.
I love this rum it is the best I have found in Puerto Rico.
I was introduced to this true gem back when I was on the island "Professionally" in the early 1980's. Since then, whenever I have been asked about my favorite spirit, my unquestioned choice was "Ron Del Barrilito", though I've never found it successfully sold in the US. I've found a few bottles, but usually the two-star variety, and the taste was never as I'd remembered it.
Recently, visiting the island as a tourist, I picked up a few bottles. The taste was everything I remembered, and more. My only thought is that possibly the rum doesn't travel well, or that age may not be kind to it.
What a complete rum. Rich amber in color. It has a full flavor of vanilla and spices with a luxurious sweetness followed by a smooth and long finish.
Unique and complex flavors. Wonderful on the palate at.a GREAT price!
Great rum. I drink it like we drink rum back home in PR. Straight no ice or mix.
A golden hue of wood and citrus glory. Surprised me being that the bottle was nothing special. Be thirsty my friends
Do you love the smell of rum when you first crack the top? If yes, this is the greatest smelling rum, in my opinion, not to mention my favorite tasting rum of all. Whenever I leave Puerto Rico I make sure to stock up. I know of one place in Brooklyn NY to find this Gem. If you love full body with the aroma of aged rum, then this is your rum. Try it with a splash, and I mean tiny splash of orange juice, it's so smooth. 3 stars is the way to go but, 2 stars doesn't too short. Enjoy!
One sip - Jesus Willy Christ - You could embrace the whole world.
What a tast! Simply the Best
Good rum to drink in a tulip shaped glass with an ice cube or a splash of water or straight. Goes down like any good cognac. You do not want to insult this rum by mixing it.
This was the one that got me into sippers. The 2 star is also good and quite a bit cheaper but not as smooth and flavorful. The 3 star is just pure brown sugar :) a tip: if you can get to Puerto Rico, go visit the distillery. You can get this one for a very reasonable price there.
The brandy of rums. Very flavorful and aromatic. Best straight up.
Edit - bumping this up to a 10, just love this rum!!!!
The smokiness continues to build the more you drink of it.
Picked it up on the way out of Puerto Rico knowing little about this 3 Star or sipping rum. The flavor made me add less and less coke till there was just the rum and the ice by the third glass. After easily polishing the bottle off, I desperately needed more of that rich smokey after taste!
...nothing compares to this smooth rum, in the leagues of the best Armagnac, however, made from sugar cane...
Ron del Barrilito is my favorite rum by far.
Hand-crafted in small batches, it has set the bar high for any other aged rum product. No added sugars or flavorings keep the flavor natural and smooth. While Ron del Barrilito says it has rum aged up to 10 years, there use rums aged nearly 20 years in these batches.
Highly recommend you try this rum!
"Barrilito tres estrellas" is a classic; still produced the same way as in the 19th century. Hard to find outside of PR -- in PR, it's the cheapest sipping rum -- at $20-25 per bottle, it's better than most rums twice that much. Perfect with a couple of rocks, or if you have to mix it, with a bit of dry cranberry and soda. Do not use it for cuba libres -- it would be a waste!
I visited a lot of distilleries, I tested a lot of rum, but until today I never found better than Barrilito gold
While in San Juan I did a rum tasting of a bunch of the local products and this was a definite standout. Certainly one that is to be sipped and not mixed. Much cheaper to purchase down there as well.
Truly the Star of Puerto Rican rum and at less than $25 btl on the island, its the value champ of all rum. This is a fairly dry rum with a wide palate of different flavors. Each time you try it you taste something new and delicious. Mixing it would be a total waste. Savor, enjoy.
I cut my teeth on rums while in Puerto Rico. Was in a small restaurant bar in Old San Juan and asked the bar tender for his best rum. Sold on first taste. Difficult to get in PA or surrounding areas. I miss it.
I've had a variety of rums in the $30-50 range, and Ron del Barrilito *** holds its own just fine. Compared to more aged and pricier brands, it is a touch sweeter and a nib harsher on the palate, so a 7 or 8/10 would be more accurate if price is not an issue. However, for the budget-minded looking for the best value, ¡este es el mejor ron de Bayamón!
One of my all time favorites. Great taste smooth, nice color and great finish.
This is a great rum. It comes of soft but that quickly changes into a strong smokey flavor. This is a great rum that reminds you what you are drinking. The smell is also great. I was lucky to find a store in town that had 2 bottles left. I may go get the other if it is still there.