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Ron del Barrilito launches 35-year-old rum

Puerto Rican rum brand Ron del Barrilito has launched a new blend that contains liquid aged for up to 35 years in ex-oloroso Sherry casks.

2,500 bottles of Ron del Barrilito Five Stars will be released

Just 2,500 bottles of Ron del Barrilito Five Stars will be released, making it the first limited edition bottling from the brand in its 138-year history.

The first 200 bottles of Ron del Barrilito Five Stars will be individually numbered and presented in a wooden chest.

On the nose, Ron del Barrilito Five Stars has aromas of “plums, bananas, almonds, vanilla, and caramelised sugar cane”, while the palate has a “natural sweetness and smoky wood finish”.

Master blender, Luis Planas, said: “Ron del Barrilito is much more than a fine aged rum, Ron del Barrilito Five Stars was conceived for the rum connoisseur, who collects high-quality spirits and savours their careful craftsmanship.”

The limited edition expression has been bottled at 43% abv and will be available from August, carrying a recommended retail price of US$750 per 750ml bottle.

According to the latest Brand Champion supplement published by The Spirits Business, Philippine brand Tanduay has overtaken Bacardi to become the world’s best-selling rum brand.

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