Tasting Puerto Rico’s Rarest Rums


Ron Del Barrillito

Ron Del Barrillito is made in white gold barrels, and tastes very different from traditional American rums, but is most similar to a brandy. Rum ambassador Eric Morales says that he enjoys eating (what else?) rum cake with a glass of Barrillito.

Cuba Libre

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So what should these rare rums be mixed with? Rum ambassador Eric Morales introduced us to  the drink that goes with any rum, from Captain Morgan to Ron Del Barrilito: the Cuba Libre, or simply, rum and coke.

Don Q. Gran Añejo

This caramel-colored rum costs $100 in the States. Eric Morales said that to tell a good rum, you look at the legs or the dregs that the liquid leaves behind on the glass, just like wine.

Pouring Don Q. Gran Añejo

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Here, Morales shows us the proper way to pour Don Q. He prefers this rum to be paired with some salty fried foods, like empanadas. 

Bacardi Reserva Limitada

And here we have the Bacardi Reserva Limitada, a rare rum only available in Puerto Rico, that is so smooth that it's best to drink it straight up on the rocks.

Add Some Flair to Your Bartending Skills

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What better way to pour fancy rums than with some fancy bartending flair tricks? Morales showed us that he has a few tricks up his sleeve when it comes to throwing and spinning bottles in the air. But since the Reserva has only 2000 bottles in existence, you may not want to try this at home.