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Brugal 1888 rum

Brugal 1888

Dominican Republic | Aged

Brugal 1888 is 'double aged', first aged up to 8 years in American oak barrels followed by Spanish oak sherry casks for up to 6 years.

7.5/10
290 ratings
Recommendable to most

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Posted 2 days ago by Claytongene from United States with 10 ratings

Full of tannin flavor and dry like a good red wine. I don’t personally drink red wine, so I personally don’t like this one.

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Posted 4 days ago by Nerl from Canada with 11 ratings

I really like this one. With just one large ice cube. A bit of tongue tang at the start, but a nice lingering smooth finish that begs for another sip.

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Posted 21 days ago by newstedko from Slovakia with 21 ratings

Nič extra a zapamatateľné, ale chuť neurazí. Vôňa klasická. Chuť hlavne karamel a dub, trochu korenie

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Posted 30 days ago by Abenne66 from United States with 8 ratings

When I opened the bottle, this rum has a really nice aroma. It approaches a bourbon. I used to rocks with a shot. The ice mellowed the alcohol burn a bit. Again, This reminds me of a bourbon. Not too sweet. I can taste and smell the char of the wood. This is an easy drinker. I’ll recommend this to anyone. Especially a whiskey drinker who wants to try a rum.

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Posted 1 month ago by stonytokes from United States with 17 ratings

I tried this based on the recommendation of a popular rum blog. Can't say that I'm quite as enthused as they were but I'm glad I tried it. Just a bit too astringent to be a sipper for me, it's also just a bit too sweet for a mixer. I'm really on the fence about this one...more testing is required.

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Posted 1 month ago by Tomas from Czech Republic with 146 ratings

Pretty dry with harsh, not so delicate burn. Aftertaste has a significant dark chocolate taste. Drinkable, but there are better ones.

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Posted 2 months ago by ZTrain1177 from Canada with 45 ratings

Excellent tasting rum. Can be enjoyed on it's own or with your favorite mix. Definitely recommend!

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Posted 2 months ago by CaptainGreen (PREMIUM) from United States with 59 ratings

Plague and confound me! This be a complex and tasty rum! Aye, she smells sweet of caramel and oak, a bit of chocolate, a wee bit of spices, and a roastiness that escapes me. But the taste, lads! What comes aboard first be spices, and then a hint of dark chocolate and caramel, and then wood. Ya heard me right, ya swabs! WOOD! Rot me if I be lyin'! She be smooth goin' down, and her flavor goes on forever. A bit of burn surfaces after that, but only pasty landlubbin' biscuit eaters would whine about such a thing. I found this bottle caught up in a fishnet... and now there be TWO things I like in fishnets. Well worth a shot or twelve, mates. arrrgh!

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Posted 2 months ago by alseick from Poland with 7 ratings

It's quite similar to Brugal Anejo, just has more flavour, more chocolate, and it is smoother, which makes it more sippable, yet it has lost a bit of kick of the cheaper one.
Whisky wood, some chocolate, raisins.
Very good mixer with coke, woody (whisky type, not fresh one).

The only reason I didn't rate it higher is the price, it does not reflect the difference between super cheap Anejo and 1888, and it is above some other famous rums in Europe.

Alternative if you like woody: Flor De Cana 12 (fresh wood, universal, but much less flavour), Dictador 12YO (old furniture French polish, bold not as pleasant).
Many people recommend Barbados rums for whisky drinkers, but I find them lacking whisky woodiness (Doorly's, Mount Gay). I find Forgotten Casks to be in the middle, so you might try that one.

Notes: whisky wood, chocolate
Wood: aged whisky wood
Fruits: none
Sweet: no, slight
Kick: low
Salty: none
Flavour: medium
Aftertaste: medium
Wine: none
Funk: none

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Posted 2 months ago by Kildud from Czech Republic with 10 ratings

It has a strong taste of rum, can taste a date and raisins a bit. Not sweet enough for me. Good in cocktails..