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Brugal Extra Viejo Reserva Rum is crafted from a blend of rums aged up to 8 years in former bourbon and whiskey barrels.
This rum is produced by the Brugal distillery in the Dominican Republic. Founded in 1888, to this day the company is still run by the Brugal family.
Easy to find and not very expensive, yet good to drink on its own. Would not add ice in order to keep the notes and flavors on the forefront.
It's an interesting and tasty rum. Nice with a cigar.
It was an ok rum lacking a lot of the flavors that I would expect. I wish that it had much more to offer. a little bland.
Nice and easy, worth of every penny. Well balanced Rum with strong vanilla taste. Be careful when mixing due to strong taste.
I had the pleasure of sampling this one on a trip to the Dominican Republic.
Decent rum, but the taste is not really to my liking...
More chocolate and vanilla aroma, was okay to drink
Decent rum at a good price point. A day to day rum they can be enjoyed solo or mixed.
Not bad, but not as good as I'd hoped for the price. Flavor isn't bad, but not much in the way of legs or finish. It'll probably be a good mixer (I had it neat, in a snifter, with a few drops of water). For the price, $33, I feel it should excel on its own.
nothing special better buy usual anejo, like matusalem 5 and 7 to understand similar situation
Decent sipping rum. I would say very good for the low price.
As a mixed rum quite ok,...pure i do not like it too much. The smell is boring and alcoholic and the same feeling is continued while sipped.
I do not get what is so "old" about it,...i prefer the not so old three year old havanna club which is even cheaper :)
I would not buy it again though.
Certainly the definition of a fair sipper. Nothing stands out, has very little burn and would be perfect intro to those who would like to start drinking their rum neat or with an ice cube or two.
It's ok on the rocks the second or third one but the first one bites hard. Enjoyed it very much mixed.
Nothing special about this rum. Good with coke and ice.
One of the favourite rum to drink on the ice rocks.
An good Rum from the Dominican Republic. Been there in the Brugal factory a few years ago. The taste was ok
Nice bottle of rum to have for when you just want to sip a rum and soda on the veranda. Sweet and smooth, but not something to enjoy straight from a snifter. Will buy it again as a standby for mixed drinks. Not expensive for the quality.
This is what you get when in DR while staying at a resort. Not bad in various mixed drinks.
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But thats probably it.. Too lean taste.. Didn´t fill my mouth.. Much alcohol taste and the finish is way too short..
Although the flavor is a bit sweet initially with definite shades of vanilla and oak it hits you wish a rather brutal Brugal burn. After it fades the vanilla flavor resumes until it fades. Definitely NOT a sipping rum but a useful mixing rum. Perhaps aging it a bit more would take that edge down a notch or two. Or three.
Brugal Extra Viejo Gran Reserva Familiar is aged 8 - 12 years in the Dominican Republic. It is quite low priced and shouldn´t be compared with way more expensive premium rums.
The bouquet isn´t really complex and dominated by oak.
So is the body dominated by wood with only little hints of fruits. Brugal Extra Viejo is moderate sweet and has a little harsh aftertaste.
Though it isn`t to complex in taste Brugal Extra Viejo might work well with a nice cigar. Its strong wood character is interesting but not overwhelming.
I would recommend this rum for all of you looking for a cheap non-sweet rum for everyday use.
Not bad, nice presentation but for the price I would choise a flor de caña 7, abuelo 7, habana 7 or bacardi 8. So light in nose and taste, i feel i am missing the rum profile here