Today, most of the companies are still family-owned and produce rum according to traditional original recipes. There are many reasons for the successful rum production: The tropical climate optimally supports the development of sugar cane plants, and immigrants were made particularly easy to stay due to political stability and gorgeous landscapes. Despite the relatively small size of the island, rum producers, such as Barcelo, managed to achieve international fame and Dominican rum enjoys great popularity worldwide.
Dominican rum is relatively similar in taste to Cuban rum. In addition to soft and mild notes, sweet notes as well as wood notes and vanilla aromas come to the fore. Around the Bacoo rum, such as the Bacoo 11 Years Old Rum, which shines like amber, there is one or the other legend of a defiant leprechaun. The taste is convincing with full-bodied sweet honey, chocolate, vanilla and toffee aroma. Dominican rum is also called Ron Dominicano.