Since our inception in 1880, we’ve expanded our product range from one to four. We are extremely proud of all of our products, but each has its own unique qualities, flavors, and recommended uses. We want to make sure you feel confident about which you choose, whatever your occasion.
At the start of Ron del Barrilito, Pedro Fernández perfected the formula of our Three Stars rum. Our Three Stars is a genius blend of rums aged between 6 and 10 years in Spanish “Oloroso” white oak barrels. We recommend enjoying Three Stars with just a splash of water or on the rocks. Aromas of almonds, vanilla, raisins, and bananas are paired beautifully with a strong woody backbone. Very smooth and fruity sweetness with a lingering smoky finish. The Three Stars was our only product for almost 80 years.
When the U.S. ended Prohibition in 1933 we launched our Two Stars rum. It’s aged for at least 3 to 5 years in the same Spanish “Oloroso” barrels. It’s a light-medium body with aromas of plums, almonds, apricot, and vanilla. Tasting notes are a bit lighter but still have subtle smoky, woody notes. Caramelized fruit and sugar cane predominate along with a delicate, lasting oak taste. This rum is great neat, but we recommend using Two Stars to elevate all of your cocktail creations.
In 2018, we unveiled two new products. The Four Stars and Five Stars rums ushered Ron del Barrilito into an even more elevated space.
The Four Stars is a one-of-a-kind blend of aged rums in “Oloroso” white oak casks–– for up to 20 years. Flavors in the Four Stars Start with hints of apricot, fig, banana, and mango. Then a great finish with notes of caramel, vanilla, and toasted almonds. Meanwhile, the Five Stars is a blend that ages up to 35 years. Aromas of plums, bananas, almonds, vanilla, and caramelized sugar cane. Exceptionally smooth on the palate with a natural sweetness and smoky wood finish. Both the Four Stars and Five Stars formulas are made with the same process we’ve been using for over a century, but incorporating older rums into each of their blends.
We hope this helps provide insight into the complexity of each blend. If you’d like to learn more, head to our Products page to view each of them. Happy picking and happy sipping!