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Tasty, but not quite great
Not fantastic in anyway, but not bad either. I unfortunately had it from an ordinary drinking glass, so it might not have given it the perfect treatment, but initial nose was with a very strong oily alcohol smell with a nice round vanilla tone. Sip revealed a not especially sweet rum, lots of cognac cask and fairly sharp alcohol taste. A nice after touch of vanilla followed and lingered a while. Didn't make much of a stir with me though and it might as well have been a cheap standard whiskey or brandy.
Country of origin and distillery: Dominican Republic, distillery of Brugal family in Puerto Plata, established in 1888
Ageing: one part blended rums aged up 3 to 8 years in white American oak ex-bourbon casks; second part aged up 2 to 3 years in ex-sherry Pedro Ximenez casks
Appearance: clear, dark amber
Aroma: vanilla-cocoa smell with hint of fruits and touch of alcohol
Palate: smooth start of vanilla-cocoa, dry rum with subtle sweetness of dried and caramelized fruits, nice warm and long end finish aftertaste
How to enjoy the rum: it is authentic Caribbean rum; dry, subtle sweet and well balanced nice warm rum for those, who like younger gold rums; suitable as base for cocktails, especially for classic Daiquiri
Let this bottle be brought over from the Domenican Republik by a friend. Ordered the 1888, he brought me the XV. Well, if your a sipper, ,,,,don't bother!!!
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