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Brugal 1888 rum

Brugal 1888

Dominican Republic | Aged

Brugal 1888 is 'double aged', first aged up to 8 years in American oak barrels followed by Spanish oak sherry casks for up to 6 years.

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Posted 12 months ago by mulorz from Czech Republic with 34 ratings

Vypít se to dá, ale není to nic pro mě. Je takový suchý, ostřejší s příchutí kávy. Spíše bych ho doporučil do míchaných drinků.


Posted 4 years ago by Puppet Mstr from Canada with 38 ratings

I've tried almost their entire catalog, and the reviews for most of their line are spot on. They're average. The 7.6 rating this got gave me hope. Unfortunately it was misplaced hope. It's got very little to comment on aside from being harsh, and not very rum like. It reminds me too much of a bourbon. I drink rum for rum, not for wannabe spirits.


Posted over 4 years ago by Regan from Canada with 78 ratings

Have to say got to try this rum from a buddy who paid $100 for the bottle we both do not sip rum so we mixed with coke the rum in our words has a very earthy taste maybe it's the sherry casks or the tobacco coming through or the dryness of the rum but for our money not one we'd revisit anytime soon


Posted over 5 years ago by Marc from Canada with 4 ratings

What I like about the whole Brugal lineup is that they are drier than the average rum.1888 takes a dry Rum and finishes it in Macallan Sherry Casks. The result is a well balanced Rum that I could Sip on all night!

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Posted over 6 years ago by Earl Elliott from Canada with 202 ratings

Sugar: 3 to 5 gpl. This not an overly smooth rum but it is a strong tasting rum with aroma of spice, wood, coconut and vanilla in the glass and a nice burst of heat with a long finish. It has a touch of sweetness to counter the burning glow it has on the throat. It's a great mixing rum but I would pass on it as a sipping rum unless you like ice with your rum.


Posted 7 years ago by KJ from United States with 24 ratings

First time I had Brugal Extra Dry, I vowed never to drink a Dominican rum every again in life. I was so disappointed until I had Brugal 1888. I was at Rumfest in Miami a few years ago, when I tried Brugal 1888 for the first time. I had it on the rocks and in a simple daiquiri. Surprisingly it was delicious. It still had those extra dry notes, but it is more complex then it's mediocre / Bacardi like little brother, that white Brugal liquor. I like it in a daiquiri, but it would also be good in a mixed drink, just don't over work it.

Now for the price, it costs about $50 in New York, that's about $5-10 more than Ron Zacapa. I'm not sure if that 10-20% difference makes sense but even in Dominican Republic it is expensive. Bite the bullet, buy 1888 as soon as possible, because every time I turn around, it's winning a rum award and pushing up the price a buck or two here and there.


Posted 10 days ago by vindgeneration from Germany with 1 rating

Complex and mild rum, with some rough edges, a lot of wood. Not too sweet, but still very drinkable. Very nice to drink 2-3 glasses pure without anything added to it or combined with cigar, that smoothes out the slight harshness. Coming directly from the dominican republic.


Posted 14 days ago by Ace freestyle from United States with 17 ratings

A smooth and tasty rum. Complex flavors with sweet and nutty notes.

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Posted 1 month ago by VikingXO from Denmark with 156 ratings

Brugal is a classic spanish style rum but Brugal 1888 is not at sweet rum from Dominican Republic. Matured 8 year on bourbon casks and 6 years on ex-sherry casks. It is worth mention that Brugal is owned by the Edrington Group, same Group that owns Macallan whisky meaning that Brugal 1888 as been matured on high class sherry casks.

A bit dusty on the nose and classic spanish notes. Taste of sweet Tobacco some chocolate and easy to sip.

In overall a steady rum that will please most rum drinkers.


Posted 4 months ago by Xfrinde from Belgium with 7 ratings

Bruine rum, lekker maar mag iets zoeter voor mij. Ook een rum die in de smaak zou vallen bij menig whisky drinker.