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Posted over 3 years ago by Cameron from United States with 20 ratings

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.

Posted over 3 years ago by Lawson from United States with 56 ratings

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.

Posted over 3 years ago by from United States with 7 ratings

Sophisticated dry Rum. My first in this category. Sort of like a sweet scotch but still a great Rum. A keeper.

Posted over 3 years ago by vincent from France with 128 ratings

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.

Posted over 3 years ago by Enrique from France with 1 rating

A must have !
Complex, deep, sofisticated
Love it

Posted over 3 years ago by ManuelNavarrete from Mexico with 5 ratings

A treat taste, color and after taste... excelent w/ one ice only

Posted over 3 years ago by AlexMo from Russian Federation with 129 ratings

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.

Posted almost 4 years ago by Matt Thomas from United States with 11 ratings

Not usually a fan of Dominican rums, but this one was easy to drink.

Posted almost 4 years ago by Pete from United States with 13 ratings

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.

Posted almost 4 years ago by Chet from United States with 182 ratings

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!!

Posted almost 4 years ago by Bernie from Germany with 28 ratings

Ein guter Rum zum akzeptablen Preis. Nicht zu süß, leicht würzig. Langer Abgang

Posted almost 4 years ago by Andrew from Canada with 77 ratings

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.
Cheers 👊

Posted about 4 years ago by Russ from United States with 85 ratings

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.

Posted about 4 years ago by Jonny Olsson from Sweden with 162 ratings

Okay in my opinion depending of what sort of taste you prefer, this could feel a little bit strong.

Posted about 4 years ago by Red 249 from United States with 10 ratings

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.

Posted about 4 years ago by Pielor from Canada with 25 ratings

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.

Posted about 4 years ago by Martino from Belgium with 61 ratings

Agréable accent de caramel, de bois et de réglisse. Finale légèrement sucrée.

Posted about 4 years ago by Kevin from United States with 26 ratings

In my very limited experience this rum has by far the best aroma. I found myself having 4 sniffs to every sip.

Posted about 4 years ago by JackOrion from United States with 61 ratings

Excellent rum. I usually pay little mind to the packaging of spirits, I am a single malt man after all, but it is worth noting that in this instance Brugal has matched the innards to the outards perfectly. The whole presentation and tasting experience is true luxury and the deco themed bottled simply fits.
First pour this is a dry smokey rum with strong notes of raw grassy cane. It works well with the oak. Second pour the sweetness comes through more and the oak starts to give off vanilla while the nose picks up hints of Rocky Road ice cream. I like this Rum very much. Pricey but worth it when your dressing up.

Posted about 4 years ago by TommyVinegar from Belgium with 46 ratings

One of my favourite of the moment, especially considering the reasonable price. This is a subtle and compact rum. It doesn't wildly throw flavours all over the place, which i hate. It is very harmonious and not too sweet.

Posted about 4 years ago by Ole Bodenhoff from Denmark with 46 ratings

Duften minder mig lidt om Diplomatico'en.
Ok i smagen dog lidt kønsløs. Den kan sagtens drikkes, men ikke en jeg behøver at eje.

Posted about 4 years ago by Pat Bou from Canada with 92 ratings

Good rum to take with perrier water or only with ice,

Posted about 4 years ago by Didrik from Norway with 29 ratings

Balanced, its wonderful how it coats you tongue. It makes a bad day better and a good day even better.

Posted about 4 years ago by Nicholas Miller from United States with 75 ratings

It's literally Brugal Anejo.

I like brugal anejo so I tried this thinking it would be an upgraded version. No it literally is Brugal Anejo in a different bottle. What confuses me is how Brugal Anejo is 6/10 but this one sits around 8/10. I guess the higher price and "1888" number makes us think it's better quality.