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I really like this one. With just one large ice cube. A bit of tongue tang at the start, but a nice lingering smooth finish that begs for another sip.
It's quite similar to Brugal Anejo, just has more flavour, more chocolate, and it is smoother, which makes it more sippable, yet it has lost a bit of kick of the cheaper one.
Whisky wood, some chocolate, raisins.
Very good mixer with coke, woody (whisky type, not fresh one).
The only reason I didn't rate it higher is the price, it does not reflect the difference between super cheap Anejo and 1888, and it is above some other famous rums in Europe.
Alternative if you like woody: Flor De Cana 12 (fresh wood, universal, but much less flavour), Dictador 12YO (old furniture French polish, bold not as pleasant).
Many people recommend Barbados rums for whisky drinkers, but I find them lacking whisky woodiness (Doorly's, Mount Gay). I find Forgotten Casks to be in the middle, so you might try that one.
Notes: whisky wood, chocolate
Wood: aged whisky wood
Sweet: no, slight
Vypít se to dá, ale není to nic pro mě. Je takový suchý, ostřejší s příchutí kávy. Spíše bych ho doporučil do míchaných drinků.
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.
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
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!
I like this a lot. Spanish style, yes, but with the sweetness dialled down a bit, and very well rounded. The oaky falovurs are also there, in a balanced way, reminding me a bit of El Dorado 15 y. This is refined quality sipping rum.
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.
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.
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