Ron Barcelo traces its origins back to 1929 when Julián Barceló arrived in the Dominican Republic from Spain, starting a rum blending and bottling business the following year. The Barceló brand was officially launched in 1950, although the company did not have its own distillery until Alcoholes Finos Dominicanos (AFD) was built in 2009, beginning production in 2010. The distillery was part-funded by Ron Barceló in partnership with Yazoo Investments and produces all of their rum for them today, in addition to bulk distilling for its other owners. The distillery operates a four-column still and uses sugarcane from its surrounding fields to produce ferment the molasses for its wash.
This was bottled in 2004 when the distillery was still sourcing its rum from other producers.