Ron del Barrilito Hacienda, 4 Estrellas, Puerto Rico
Ron del Barrilito
Very long-aged dark rum from Puerto Rico USA. 43.0% ABV, 70cl.
A one-of-a-kind blend of aged rums in “Oloroso” white oak casks for up to 20 years, handmade with the same craftsmanship and tradition that has prevailed in this Puerto Rican brand since 1880.
Tasting Notes: Wide range of ripe tropical fruit, characteristic of elegant rums that go through the ancient process of maceration. Hints of apricot, fig, banana, and mango. Great finish with notes of caramel, vanilla, and toasted almonds.
...one of the first rums in the premium market, never abandoned its handcrafted production.
In 1797, the Spanish Crown granted Fernando Fernández the title of Hacienda Santa Ana, and his son Pedro - upon returning from France in 1871, where he learned to distill cognac - created the now-famous rum for private consumption among family and friends. It used to be served straight from a small barrel, hence its name (Barrilito, meaning 'small barrel'), well known among rum enthusiasts. Four generations of the Fernández family protected the rum's formula and production processes under Edmundo B. Fernandez, Inc. Up until 2017, brothers Manuel and Fernando were at the helm of this enterprise, and now the new management, led by José Colón, current CEO of Hacienda Santa Ana, LLC and industry executive Joaquín Bacardí III.has made a commitment to preserve the handcrafted quality of its rum, which was registered in 1880.