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Brugal 1888 Ron Gran Reserva Familiar Rum
Combines a distinctively dry style of spirit with a proprietary aging process to produce a complex and layered rum that is truly unique. The product starts with a clean and dry distillate, which is then aged to maturity for 6-8 years in American Oak Casks, followed by a 2-4 year ageing in Oloroso Sherry Casks – the same casks used to mature the world’s finest single malt Scotch whisky. The finished product is smooth, rich and full bodied while still retaining the distinctively dry style that separates Brugal from all other rums on the market.
The Brugal distillery leverages the expertise of The Edrington Groups’s Master of Wood, George Espie, who runs The Macallan and Highland Park Scotch Whisky’s Cask Management Systems. Under The Edrington Group’s guidance, the casks in which 1888 is both double-distilled and double-matured are handcrafted or hand-picked to ensure the finest of aging conditions. With Brugal 1888, the rum’s unique flavors shine through and are not overwhelmed by the sweetness generally associated with rum; it is undoubtedly a world class rum.
Color: The light enhances its dark amber hues and bright, clean color.
Nose: Fascinatingly complex, with spiced nuances, hints of chocolate, of roasted coffee, cinnamon and other dried fruits.
Palate: On the palate, pleasant, smooth and full-bodied. Its finish has nuances of toffee caramel, wood and liquorice.
Aftertaste: Brugal 1888 leaves a slightly sweet and long lasting aftertaste, with a sublime taste which denotes perfection.
The Brugal 1888 Rum is easily one of the best and most unique rums that the Dominican Republic offers the Caribbean and U.S. markets when it comes to the ultra-premium market today. Having tasted many different rums over the years, most seem to get lost within the same aging/finishing until you try the Brugal 1888. Right away you can appreciate the depth of the complex aromas and rich flavors and realize that this is not your typical high-end rum, this is special and unique. A large amount of this is due to the extra maturation in the Olorosso Sherry casks adding depth with the dry, nutty and spiced flavors.
If you are looking for a new rum to try, I highly recommend that you give the Brugal 1888 a chance. Whether for yourself or as a gift, you will have made a perfect choice.