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This rum should be best enjoyed neat or with a small ice.
Complex, with the right balance between dry and sweet.
This is a big favorite of mine to sip. You can taste the extra aging in the sherry casks. We love it and it is easily available on the east coast.
Very nice sipper, always have a bottle on hand!!!!!
A fantastic rum.
Try the Extra Viejo as well and the VX.A
All excellent, but this is my favorite so far.
The higher grades are not available in the USA, and quite expensive
Not that much sweetened. Nice earthly scent but the taste... Its similar to that anti-mosquito plug-in repelents - perfumy taste that hides a chemical disaster. Leave this one to teenagers and their experiments. For a similar price buy yourself Mount Gay XO. Or Doorlys etc. In short proper rums, that taste like rums. After tasting this next to MG XO, I was really close to throwing up.
I enjoy this good aroma rum. Body of this rum is a little thin. But smooth, not too sweet.
Never get tired.
An old batch of this series. Double-distilled and matured in American oak before a second maturation period in sherry casks.
N- Caramel and stewed fruits, herbal tea with layer of earthiness to keep it authentic. Soft breezy oak, and floral, again touch of feint from this multiple distilled spirits. White raisin, sour plum and dried fruit intertwined. (84/18)
P- Thin body, sweet kiwi, young banana and oak smokes, Easy on palate with touch of dusty oak, which is not a bad thing in this case. (83/18)
F- Medium, plums, clean oak with semi dry finish, touch of bitter sweet herbs. (85/19)
B/B- 84/18, having same issue to term with the low strength that restricted any profound flavours of the rum to come thru.
Weighted Rate- 73pt
— at The Rum Bar KL.
Very well structured and balanced, wood and full bodied Dominican rum
Smells great, but dull after taste. Makes me wanna try something else.
This was on the back shelf of our resort stay in Punta Cana. Deep, amber colour with mild aromas of honey, herb and alcohol. Decent body with little alcohol burn. Would have enjoyed the chance to savour from glass and time, but only had access to a plastic shot glass. I have a sealed bottle in the collection, so now I know it's at least worth the shelf space.
...personal taste, but also not bad at all. I’ll buy another bottle when time comes. The new design with the net around the bottle and the waxed closure is pretty cool!
Harsh burn to the nose. Quite sweet, almost sour scent. The sherry comes through strong. Very smooth, little light in flavour. Vanilla and a mild whiskey taste, likely from the casks.
Bought a dusty bottle off a shelf at a local liquor store. First tasting was very smooth with nice vanilla, caramel, orang and banana notes. Fairly long spicy finish. I’d buy it again
Found to be smooth with a well rounded taste that is not overly sweet. Nice sipping rum or mixed with Coke....
Unfortunately not so good as Brugal Leyenda, maybe I am too sentimental, but still recommended spainsh style rum. Those brugal rums are simple in taste, without many fruit flavours, but this works totally in Brugal Leyenda due to its smoothness, however 1888 for its price could have been better, still I think it is one of greatest rums I've tasted and best one from brugal right after Leyenda.
Final verdict: Maybe some day I will give it another shot
With a limited selection of rums where I live it is nice to see this stuff pop up for sale at the government liquor store. It goes for $33 USD. Easily the best rum in the price category for me personally.
Brugal is a Dominican brand with a rich history. Their master distillers know what they are doing! the cheap rums from them are unfortunately quite woody, but the 1888 is very rich and sweet from the sherry casks! I suspect added sugars as well though.. None the less I have an older edition bottle saved in my cellar for my senior years.
nose is soft and sweet, vanilla citrus and ocean spray. maybe bit of maple and plum?
nice light caramel coloration, and the nose matures in a cognac glass nicely.
flavor is sweet cherry and plums with spices, citrus and caramel.. very pleasant.
A nice sweet option from the Dom. Rep.
Reasonable price, good sipper. Tried it in New York
Jasný rukopis, musím uznat, že verze 1888 je mnohem lepší než anjeo, ale stále je to Brugal. Už to není lak na rakve, je víc zakulacený, ale lihovost je tam stále. Dávám 7+ protože vůně je na 9 bodů.
I wasn't sure what to expect after opening the bottle and taking a sniff. It was unlike most rums that I've had. I could sense it's dryness and oak aromas and was curious as to how they would come across. Once poured and sampled. I tried this 3 different ways. Neat, chilled with a touch of water, old fashioned. I liked all three ways. The rum by itself is not overwhelming or harsh in any way. The oak cuts the sweetness without leaving it too dry. The mouthfeel reminds me of what roasting a marshmallow over an open flame smells like, except in liquid form. Very engaging, very impressed!
Having rated Brugal Anejo as the only rum worthy of a 1 star rating, I was curious about this one after reading so many rave reviews. Being that I do not like my rums aged in sherry or port or Madeira casks, I figured that I would not like this one. So I went to a well stocked rum bar today and ordered 5 pours of a half ounce each. This one is light years better than that awful Brugal Anejo, but the smooth taste going down is almost ruined by the sherry after taste. It is not quite enough to be annoying, but it is just not to my liking. I did finish my entire pour on this one, but it landed in the exact middle of the five rums that I tried. I won't be wasting money on an entire bottle of this one, but if you like sherry finish on your rums, then by all means go for it.
Extremely smooth, a bit more oaky than many of its compatriots. Was able to get 2 bottles for under $30/each (Canadian) before the LCBO went dry. At that price it was a ridiculous bargain and if/when it comes back it’ll likely cost $50 or more. And it would be worth it! One of the best sippers I’ve had the good fortune to try...
The DR did right by this rum. Extremely smooth with exceptional flavors. Not overly sweet, but just enough. Great for a night with friends.
J'ai acheté ce rhum au duty-free lors d'une déplacement, je ne connaissais pas et je n'avais pas internet pour avoir un avis dessus. Pas du tout déçu, j'aime les rhum pas sucré et celui-ci ne l'est pas.
Smell is ok.
Taste is ok.
Aftertaste is ok.