Rum - Aged

Ron Brugal 1888 Gran Reserva Familiar Rum

From: Dominican Republic Liquor Review Category: Aged Rum

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Wine Enthusiast

  • 2011

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Brugal & Co is one of the three main production companies in the Dominican Republic and holds three separate distilleries. The Ron Brugal company takes its name from Don Andres Brugal Montaner, who immigrated to the Dominican Republic and began the production of rum. The best estimate is a founding in 1888. The Edrington Group gained a majority stake in the company in 2008.

The Brugal 1888 Gran Reserva Familiar is aged in a combination of American Oak ex-bourbon casks and European Oak ex-sherry casks. The press release notes that the European casks are the same used to age Macallan single malt scotch whisky. They intend a rum that is "rather drier and more complex than many rums on the market."

Rabble Reviews

This bottle has 2 ratings and 2 reviews.
degbert degbert (147) (2013-10-07)
Holy gods. Now, I like dark rum, but this is something else again. Amazingly smooth and smoky on the palate; the nose is molasses and spice, but it turns dry on the tongue, with almost creamy mouthfeel. Just astonishing. I have nothing clever to say about this, which is notable in and of itself.
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brazoseagle brazoseagle (1) (2011-12-21)
One of the best!!!!
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