Ron Barceló celebrates 30 Years since the introduction of Ron Barceló Imperial with a Limited-Edition release of Ron Barceló Imperial Premium Blend 30 Aniversario.
Aged in barrels made from selected cuts of white oak, these reserves, some from the prestigious Bordeaux house of Château d’Yquem, each with different grades of toasting, were blended to create the limited edition Imperial Premium Blend 30 Aniversario in 2011.
Each year since Miguel Barceló first created Ron Barceló Imperial in 1980, private reserves of this prestigious ten-year-old blended rum were set aside for two years of additional aging. Aged in barrels made from selected cuts of white oak, these reserves, some from the prestigious Bordeaux house of Château d’Yquem, each with different grades of toasting, were blended to create the limited edition Imperial Premium Blend 30 Aniversario in 2011.
Only 9,000 bottles of the Imperial Premium Blend are bottled annually.
“We wanted to honor the Barceló family tradition of blending the best preserved collection of naturally aged rum, and celebrate three decades of our signature rum, Barceló Imperial. Getting to the highest grade of excellence and seducing the most discerning tastes of our consumers around the world is our core motivation. We believe creativity is an integral part of rum making and this philosophy is evident in every drop of the Imperial Premium Blend,” said Ron Barceló Brand Ambassador, Roberto Jimenez.
During the extensive aging process, the rum achieves an intense amber color, and the aroma is rich with hints of dried fruits, vanilla and caramel coated chocolate. The taste is that of an exquisitely aged rum with notes of mocha, melted toffee, spiced nuts and crème brulee.
Each bottle is hand-numbered with an engraved wooden display pedestal and comes in an embossed collectable tin, making it a very desirable addition to any serious rum enthusiast’s collection. As a testament to the brand’s outstanding character, it was recently awarded a Double Gold Medal at the 2013 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, a superlative 97 rating by the Beverage Testing Institute of Chicago and was named Best in Class at the 2013 Miami Rum Renaissance Festival.
Ron Barceló Imperial Premium Blend retails for ~$120.00 per 750ml bottle.