Ron Barceló Imperial Premium Blend 30 Anivesario strikes gold on both coats in the United States. In Mid April it was crowned with Best in Class in the Premium Category at the Miami Rum Renaissance Festival and this week it was crowned with Double Gold as Best Extra-Aged Rum at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
This is another of the presentations of the Barceló Family's fine super premium expertise. These are private reserves of their fine ten year old Imperial set aside for an additional 2 years of aging in selected white oak barrels. The oak barrels have different degrees of toasting and sources providing the tools for Miguel Barceló to create his masterpiece. This is his signature rum, celebrating the Imperial line that he first created in 1980. There are only 9000 bottles made each year of this premium blend made each year and only about 600 bottles will be available here in the United States.
During its 12 years in barrels, Imperial Premium Blend 30 achieves an intense amber mahogany color. The notes of fruit, vanilla, and chocolate on the nose draw you straight to the flavors of nuts, mocha and crème brulee on the palate. It finishes long and smoothly with an oaky toffee sweetness that lingers for what seems like forever. Imperial is presented at 43% alcohol by volume making this a very bold rum that still carries all the flavors and characteristics that the true rum enthusiast will appreciate.
Each bottle is hand numbered and presented with an engraved wood stand and is sold at about $120.00 a bottle. Ron Barceló Imperial Premium Blend 30 is available in Florida, New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. It is soon expected to be available in other states soon. ;o)