Rum - Aged
Ron Barceló Premium Imperial Blend Dominican Rum
This is a Tier 1 score in the Rum category. It means the spirit has won the highest recommendation at least once and probably many times.
Barcelo International was first founded as Barcelo & Company in 1929 by the Spaniard Julian Barcelo who came to the Caribbean specifically to explore rum-making. The company has remained in the family and is run today by Jose Antonio Miguel Barcelo. The company today reaches into hotel and health services as well as rum. They take pride in using chromatography to verify water purity, waste-management systems that re-use waste products, and carefully controlled aging warehouses to preserve against "taste alteration." Barcelo recently expanded to form Barcelo Internacional and now appears to be part DuBar & Compania in an effort to expand the brand.
Ron Barcelo Imperial rum is the premium rum from the Barcelo label. It's considered an aged rum but does not carry an age statement.