So, today we look at and taste Ron Del Barrilito Rum Especial Three Star (there is a 2-Star). It is distiller blended and rested in charred oak barrels between 6 and 10 years. They don't rush Quality. I have not found an internet website for either the rum nor the Maker/distributor. I will update when/if we find more.
I poured a nice sample and immediately explored the bouquet. I find a real butterscotch (the smell seems to telegraph sweetness). It is very pleasant. At Spirit Taste 2013 one female participant said, upon smelling a similarly blessed rum bouquet, "I could wear this as perfume." Barrilito is one just like that!
Very smooth, extremely subtle and tasty. At 43% (86 Proof) Alcohol this is a great proof for sipping. The Oak Char is present but not overpowering. The initial smoothness has a sweetness associated to it. The sweetness lingers and for me, intensifies making for a long, deep, wonderful finish.
This rum can easily stand up to a mix -- but a splash of water or a cube (even a cold stone disk) is all it really needs. For me -- This could lead to another Dark & Stormy Rum!
Check your local distributors or Liquor Shops that specialize in great Rum selections... I will be rating this on RumRatings.com as soon as it is listed.....
That's it for today!