Thanks so much for submitting a report. It has been emailed to the Rum Captain and will be actioned shortly.
you would think the top tier product of any rum brand's portfolio would offer so much... but time and again i've reminded myself not to have any expectations of the liquid until after tasting it.
as packaging itself is very clean and premium, you would expect some quality anyhow.
it's not bad nor is it great. but it's good and won't easily disappoint yourself or your guests... but pricing can be a sensitive issue.
Great rum, luxury looking bottle, nice colour and full spicy tase that heatens your throat a long after swallowing
Quite dry and strong, but taste is good. If you like dry rums, this could be for you.
Maybe it's just my personal preference but I like my rums a bit sweeter than this. Otherwise it's enjoyable, just not my thing. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
En ganske god rom ikke nogen fantastisk den er en smule spritet
This is our go to. Excellent at about $55. Very smooth, carmel, with some nutty notes.
Definitely the best rum that is readily available in the states.
molasses. half dry.
vanilla. wood. spice. fruit. in the aftertaste more spicy, although not boring!
as a whole a little too thin in the end. the rest ist really nice, elegant and full of harmony!
Very good sipper, but I prefer sweeter and with more flavour. Beautiful bottle.
Notes of oak and caramel on the nose, more oak and vanilla on the tongue. Dry finish. Good all around, but not really exceptional. Likely there are better options for most people in this price range.
A pleasure to sip. Yes it's a tad dryer than most rums but it doesn't affect the experience of sipping this gem. So smooth with many nutty flavors to enjoy along with cinnamon and brown sugar. Will always find itself on my shelf.
Sophisticated dry Rum. My first in this category. Sort of like a sweet scotch but still a great Rum. A keeper.
rhum doux, qui passe tout seul dans la gorge sans rien bruler mais qui manque de saveur, de caractère. Trop plat. Je note 6 pour le gout et 8 pour la douceur.
A must have !
Complex, deep, sofisticated
A treat taste, color and after taste... excelent w/ one ice only
The solid form of the bottle and with gold inscriptions. In the grid. The aroma is pleasantly heavy and not original: varnish, leather, tobacco. The taste is buttery sweet interesting and similar to Barbados rums. It is drunk at ease with water. A slight aftertaste of essence. There is no creative impulse. The post-effect is normal.
Not usually a fan of Dominican rums, but this one was easy to drink.
Big fan. Great packaging with a metal enclosed cork top. Rich caramel color with a sharp intense nose. Taste is bitter sweet dark chocolate with a smokey peaty finish. Dry and intense flavor. Holds up well with ice.
Love this stuff. Deffinitely a very Unique rum. One of the smoothest rums I have ever placed upon my tongue. No sweetness, this rum is obviously just exactly what it is a pure and natural like it is supposed to be when it comes out of the barrel. No idea how old it is but i would guess that it's a minimum of 12 years old. Dried fruit on the nose, finish has a leathery fruity complexity. I enjoyed it Neat, on the rocks and just for a kick with a splash of coke. All were excellent! Buy a bottle. Speaking of bottle it is really nicely presented, and the cork has a metal cap which is a first for me. Classy stuff right there!!
Ein guter Rum zum akzeptablen Preis. Nicht zu süß, leicht würzig. Langer Abgang
When I first cracked this bottle, the nose instendly reminded me of Cask 16; you Crown lovers will know what I'm talking about. The taste is consistent with the Brugal line up; dry and mildly sweet.
The more I drink and sample rum, the more I develop a like for dry rums. In Addition to the dry there is just a mild spice that compliments the dry well. I would recommend to all who like the dry.
Shout out to bold boss for grabbing me this for me while in Quebec.
I'm not a fan of Brugal but this is something different. Its very smooth compared to their Anjeo which really packs a punch and is very dry. It get the Sherry cask aging but its not over done and balances out the dryness adding hints of fruit and sugar. It's a good rum and very much worth trying.
Okay in my opinion depending of what sort of taste you prefer, this could feel a little bit strong.
Brugal makes some hot rum across the line. This blend was a little too hot and dry for me to drink neat or on the rocks, but mixed, it is excellent rum. Maybe once I am one glass in on some smoother rum, I could drink this on the rocks, but not as my first drink.
Je désirais ce rhum pour ma collection depuis longtemps, et enfin je l'ai ! Le Brugal 1888 Gran Reserva Familiar provient de la république Dominicaine. Ce qui m'a frappé en ouvrant l'emballage de carton, ç'est la couleur de ce rhum, cuivre foncé, bronzé, il semble lumineux ! La bouteille à fond épais est digne de ce bon rhum, vieilli et élaboré en "double vieillissement", premièrement, de 6 à 8 ans en fût de Bourbon de chêne blanc, ensuite en fût de sherry espagnols. Le goût est complexe, on sent la cane à sucre, et on devine le parfum de sherry. Les épices évoquent beaucoup le sucre brun, et le tout est admirablement dosé et discret. Ç'est un excellent rhum, traditionnel et moderne à la fois, à cause du "double vieillissement". Le résultat est bien balancé, sec et délicatement sucré.