Review: Ron del Barrilito Three Star

Rating: ★★★☆☆
Ron del Barrilito Three Star Rum

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Normally I don’t expect much from a screw-top rum, but there are exceptions. Gosling’s Black Seal comes to mind, and now I have Ron del Barrilito Three Star to consider as well.

Heady, smoky, yet surprisingly smooth, Ron del Barrilito makes for a preciously rare combination of subtleties. It gently sweeps along the tongue, and is followed by musky caramels that gently warm as they pass down your throat. Heavy and comforting, it’s like having Blackbeard himself sing you to sleep (and discovering that, despite all odds, the brute actually carries a tune rather well.)

Ron del Barrilito is my first Puerto Rican rum, and I pray it won’t be my last. A sincere “thanks ‘n fair winds” to Linda Fuentes for seeing a bottle my way!