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Brugal 1888 rum

Brugal 1888

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Dominican Republic | Aged | 40% ABV

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.

7.4/10
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455 Brugal 1888 Ratings

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Nordicrum 🇸🇪 | 22 ratings
Posted over 8 years ago

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.

Earl Elliott 🇨🇦 | 236 ratings
Posted almost 9 years ago

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.

KJ 🇺🇸 | 24 ratings
Posted over 9 years ago

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.

Grellot 🇺🇸 | 3 ratings
Posted 5 months ago

Late September, 61 degrees & windy, storm coming. This rum hits right, big syrupy brown sugar aromas, gorgeous deep amber color. Warm vanilla on the palate. Just what I was looking for, very nice.

Foglialuce (BASIC) 🇮🇹 | 281 ratings
Posted 5 months ago

Al naso è alcolico e dolce con note di melassa, tabacco, un po' di barile, pelle e cacao.
Al primo sorso si sente la dolcezza(melassa/bourbon) poi si trasforma e diventa secco con note di sughero/legno, poi spezie e un po' di pelle/cuoio. Pecca un po' in profondità e complessità, ma è un piacere da sorseggaire.
Rapporto qualità/prezzo eccezionale.

Carmen 🇺🇸 | 1 rating
Posted 8 months ago

Good sipping rum. Not too sweet, good mouth feel. Bourbon drinkers looking for alternate sippers would enjoy this.

mcsolar 🇨🇿 | 52 ratings
Posted 9 months ago

I expected sweet and was surprised when I got Dry, smooth, with delicious barrel aged flavors.

Lerxst (BASIC) 🇨🇦 | 18 ratings
Posted 12 months ago

OK for sipping but I wouldn't blame someone for mixing it...

Perilous 🇺🇸 | 14 ratings
Posted 1 year ago

Similar to my Barbancourt 15, this is one of my favorite "sippables" in this price range....

If you have the room in your personal rum bar, this one is worth having...

Rumrun11 (PREMIUM) 🇺🇸 | 125 ratings
Posted 1 year ago

This rum has no character or depth to it. There is nothing harsh about it - at least on the rocks. There is nothing really off putting. But there is also nothing at all that stands out in the least. Dry and very little sweetness which I do not mind at all but something is really missing and it is hard to say exactly what it is. I have tried a handful of rums from the D.R. and they are just all a disappointment except for Matusalem 18 which is a fine rum. Even Opttimus 25 was nothing spectacular. My D.R. rum journey has probably finished with this rum except for Matusalem 18 which I will buy again.




Brand Details

Company: Brugal
Type: Aged
Raw Material: Unknown
Brand Process: Pure blend (1 distillery)
Distillation Type: Unknown
Name: 1888
ABV: 40%

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