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Recommendable to most
Its one of less typical tasting rums. Dark and rich colour suggests sweetness but it is really dry. Aroma reminds me of rasins and caramel. The only taste I am able to name is that of well aged alcohol store in wooden barells. Overall its nice colour and smell in combination with neutral taste make it ideal for drinkers of cognac and whiskey but not for rum lovers who would like to see rum-like taste.
I'm generally not a huge fan of Brugal rums, but decided to buy a bottle of one of the more expensive ones to see what it can offer. I'm quite impressed with this rum, but it's definitely not a drinking rum. It bares the signature Brugal taste, but has way more depth and elegance. The colour and the smell is fantastic, but the taste itself is somewhat behind. Not too spicy, quite smokey, it's a great rum for sitting down and relaxing / thinking over stuff. It lacks true character so if your looking for a really memorable or unique taste this is not your rum. I still have the original bottle and taste it from time-to-time in small quantities. A nice addition to any collection, but nothing too crazy.
I get a light caramel smell with lots of wood, tastes more like whiskey then Rum to me. Not bad flavour wise but i prefer leyenda every day.
Great nose on a reddish bronze rum - oak, fruit and spice. On the palate, every bit as lovely. Oak out front in the palate with caramel, light fruit and spice joining in. Almost too easy to drink. At this price point, this is a steal.
This one is a little deceptive, since on the nose you think you are about to taste something sweeter than it is. I got oak, a bit of caramel and fruit and molasses on the nose. I didn't get any caramel on the taste, but the other flavours were there.
On the tongue, I got a bit of a harsher alcohol taste than I was expecting and a medium dryness - there is some sweetness but it's more on the aftertaste, which is interesting. I think it may benefit from opening up in the glass a little, as it was one that I found got more and more enjoyable as I got down the glass. An initial almost harshness mellowed out to a rounder and deeper flavour. The rum has a very good and very strong aftertaste - a warming subtle hint of stewed fruit and the lingering flavour of enjoyable oaky molasses.
It's almost as if the rum does a round trip - smelling rounder and sweeter, feeling dryer and stronger on the tongue and then lingering as a rounded and sweeter aftertaste.
Got to be a winner!
Rich molasses, vanilla, wood, tobacco, and slightly fruity notes. This one is wonderful in cocktails as well. I've used it for several "Smuggler's Cove" specs and it does wonders and adds a lovely depth.
While flying through Madrid I found myself in the duty free liquor store early one morning and found a Brugal display bar sampling all their wares. Purchased an 1888 and have had it several times since. Nice upscale rum likely a 7 but found memories give it an 8.
I was a bit skeptic about buying this rum, glad that I did. Excellent Spanish style rum.
The Sherry cask really enhance this spirit and add some sweet notes to the rum that otherwise might be too woody and plain.
My favorite Spanish style rum so far.
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