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Gold, Brown, Red or Black how do you enjoy them?


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Old 03-24-2009, 11:38 PM   #1
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Default PR vs. DR rums

I just finished off the last bit of my Ron Barcelo Imperial and as is my habit at the end of a bottle, I compared it to another rum. This time it was Ron Barrilito 3 estrellas. I noticed the Barcelo had a fruitier and sweeter nose and taste but it seemed heavier than the Barrilito. I also find the Brugal Blanco to be heavier and fruitier than the Don Q Cristal and Bacardi Superior. Generally do people find the DR rums heavier than the PR rums?
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Old 03-25-2009, 01:09 AM   #2
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Puerto Rican rums are typically some of the lightest in the Caribbean. Barrilito is not representative of the typical Puerto Rican rum so I would say that the rums from the Dominican Republic are generally heavier in style than those from the island to windward to the Dominican Republic.
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Old 03-25-2009, 07:57 AM   #3
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thank you Ed, its good to have a theory confirmed.
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Old 03-25-2009, 07:06 PM   #4
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Ron, that is a difficult comparison. Two completly different rums and really different styles. I personally prefer Barcelo over the more popular Brugal, having said that I am sat here drinking a glass of Brugal Extra Viejo. I am trying to persuade myself to drink it to see why so many other people like it!! The Barcelo I find easy and smooth to drink while I have to work on the Barrilito, like the Brugal. Like Barrilito is macerated over several secret ingredients, I find the Brugal must have something extra in it, it's a bit musty for me.
I've never figured out why they use the yellow net on the Brugal bottle???
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Old 03-25-2009, 11:53 PM   #5
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I think the net is a sobriety test, if you can't get it off, than you can't enjoy more that night Of course this doesn't hold true for JC down in DR, he could probably have had way too much and still get that net off. I need to try the extra viejo, so far I stick to their white which is for the price a hell of a bargain in the rum world. It is an odd comparison, and the only reason I ask is because I have a limited knowledge with DR ron's when compared to PR. I didn't know if all ron from DR was the same weight as the barcelo imperial.
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Old 03-26-2009, 01:42 AM   #6
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I can add that I have, to date, bought about 15 different rums which wear the Barcelo label. Last week in New York, I found 2 more Barcelo rums, 750ml's, in the short rectanular bottles. In the full range of them you can experiece different levels of weight, sweetness, dryness, and flavor. In general, most of them are not as light as the Bacardi or Don Q offerings. However, a couple mimic a lighter Cuban style rum. That's what I love about rum, always an exception to the rules!
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Old 03-26-2009, 01:36 PM   #7
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And while on the topic of Barrilito, I'll add that it is my favorite PR rum to date. Not that I have much experience experimenting with Puerto Rican rums, but Barrilito strikes me as a fine rum regardless of origin. One odd thing about it is how widely variant pricing of it is around the country. Here in Wa, they get 50 bucks a bottle for it, but at that price there are many other rums I'd buy first. At 25 bucks, it strikes me as a much better deal. For the six bucks I paid for it ( a few years ago) on the island, it's a bargain.
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That's what I love about rum, always an exception to the rules!
i thought you liked to drink it?
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For the six bucks I paid for it ( a few years ago) on the island, it's a bargain.
For six bucks you could have picked one up for me. . . i am good for it Lew. Oh hell who am i kidding for six bucks i'll take 10!
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lololol, thats the way I feel about the pricing too. I love PR rum but try to avoid buying anywhere but PR because it is so much cheaper there than here.
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