Melding art, spirit and a proud Dominican heritage, Ron Barcelo’s has partnered with neo-figurative artist Ruben Ubiera to create a limited edition bottle for BarcelÃ³ AÃ±ejo Rumbottle at Wynwood Diner. In collaboration with International Opulence Magazine’s Summer issue, the trendy venue transformed into a rum cellar adorned with the unique golden bottles, Ghurka cigars, copper punch bowls and intimate lanterned lighting. 150 taste-makers, art aficionados and spirits connoisseurs enjoyed Ron Barcel’s new summer cocktails “Just the Two of Us,” a tropical mango libation and “Pretty Girl,” a skinny take on the mojito, all paired with bites of Fried Green Tomato, Classic Cheese Burger and El Cubano sandwiches.
Inspired by his own personal experiences, the Dominican born, New York raised and Miami based artist created this energized design on a metallic gold background in his signature Postgraffism style. Ruben Ubiera toasted his guests while signing select bottles, gave insight to his collaboration with the Dominican brand. The interpretation best personifies Barceló Añejo, a golden, amber rum whose bold, rich notes hold woody aromas of butterscotch and toffee with flavors of vanilla bean, caramel and spice. Quantities of the Ruben Ubiera bottle are very limited; only 1,000 cases (less than 2% of the brand’s total U.S. sales) will be available for the U.S. #RonBarceloxUbiera @RonBarceloUSA @urbanruben