Brugal 1888, Dominican Rum, 40%

Brugal 1888, Dominican Rum, 40%

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Brugal 1888, Dominican Rum, 40%

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Two of a distillery's greatest tools are patience and time, and Brugal engages both forces to great effect. The distillery has honed its production methods over 130 years and is currently under the stewardship of Jassil Villanueva, a fifth-generation Master of Rum and, notably, the first woman to hold the position in the Dominican Republic.

This double aged rum, as the name suggests, is also a product of the passing of time. It was double distilled before undergoing a lengthy maturation period in American oak casks, followed by a secondary maturation in European ex-Sherry casks.

On the nose the influence of the Sherry casks is clear, with dried red fruits at the fore, alongside inviting notes of demerara sugar and vanilla. The palate is instantly gratifying and brimming with toffee and raisins, finishing with a hint of charred oak and smoke.

Iain Glover, Spirits Advisor, Berry Bros. & Rudd

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Brugal Distillery

Brugal Distillery

Originating from the Dominican Republic, Brugal was founded in 1888 by Andrés Brugal Montaner in Puerto Plata. The company remains family-owned to this day, with the fourth and fifth generations of the Brugal family involved in its management.

Crafted from the lush sugar cane fields of the Dominican Republic, the rum undergoes a meticulous production process from cane to bottle. Distilled in copper stills, it matures in American white oak barrels using the traditional Solera ageing system. This involves a pyramid-like structure of barrels, where the oldest rests at the base. Over time, a portion is drawn off for bottling, replenishing the emptied barrels with younger rum. Repeated for years, this cyclical process results in a uniquely blended rum with a rich and diverse character with notes of tropical fruits, vanilla, caramel, and oak.

Brugal produces a range of rum expressions, including white rum and various aged expressions. The ageing process imparts different characteristics to the rum, with older expressions often having more complexity and depth of flavour. Brugal Extra Viejo and Brugal 1888 are examples of premium aged expressions from the brand.

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