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Brugal Extra Viejo Gran Reserva rum

Brugal Extra Viejo Gran Reserva

Dominican Republic | Aged

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.

183 ratings
Easily consumable in a bind

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183 Brugal Extra Viejo Gran Reserva Ratings

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Puppet Mstr 🇨🇦 | 38 ratings
Posted over 6 years ago

Perhaps they meant to type "BRUTAL" on the labels and just went with it. If I ever need to chlorophorm someone in a pinch, this might work if it doesn't kill them.

Andy (PREMIUM) 🇺🇸 | 142 ratings
Posted over 11 years ago

Smooth rum, very little harsh bite. Possibly a hint of spice, but in not overly flavorful. Slightly rubbery and little aftertaste. In general, kind of a boring rum.

mulorz (BASIC) 🇨🇿 | 34 ratings
Posted over 3 years ago

Nejlepší rum na míchané nápoje! Pít ho samostatný chce ale dost odvahy.

Jamie hartley 🇨🇦 | 29 ratings
Posted over 8 years ago

Excellent in mixed drinks. Had lots in Dominican.

Paul B 🇺🇸 | 472 ratings
Posted over 2 years ago

I wound up at a liquor store that supposedly had a great selection and they can also order Pusser's rums for you. It was a convenience store on a busy federal highway, but in the back was a large glass case filled with expensive tequilas and single malt scotches. The small selection of rums was next to that glass case, and they did have this rum. Since I had not seen this one in a VERY long time, I just had to spend my Belmont Stakes trifecta winnings on it. Would it be just as bad as my all time worst rum ever, Brugal Anejo? I would soon find out.

Sipping it neat has too much burn. On the rocks brings out some caramel flavors. At $26 US, this is still too expensive to mix. The label on the back recommends drinking on the rocks or in mixed drinks. I agree. This one started out as a low 6 in my ratings, but has tumbled down to a high 4 because of the strong chemical taste found eight days after opening the bottle. No more rums from Brugal for me! Their 1888 was the best and I rated that as a 6. All are overpriced crap.

Jimmy Cliff (PREMIUM) 🇺🇸 | 486 ratings
Posted 3 years ago

Enjoyed most of the Brugal in the islands when that’s the best we could find. I mix this with fresh coconut water or coke. A bit rough to sip on the rocks.

Earl Elliott 🇨🇦 | 236 ratings
Posted over 3 years ago

This rum started out well enough with the familiar vanilla, oak, and caramel that I find common in Dominican runs. However once the initial taste passes there’s a distinct taste of what I call swamp water leading to an unpleasant finish. I am not sure that a mixer such as coke would cover it up. Not a sipping rum and a low end mixer.

DurhamLad (BASIC) 🇬🇧 | 3 ratings
Posted almost 4 years ago

I went to the Brugal distillery in the Dominican Republic some years ago and tried many of their rums. I purchased a bottle of this as it was the best rum that I had sampled during the visit. I have kept this bottle for special occasions and recently opened it. I must admit to being underwhelmed with this rum. For the unusually high price, this rum drink (at 37.5% can you class it as rum?) is fighting way above its weight. It's not a bad rum but it is less than average in my opinion.
The aftertaste is harsh when drank neat but ice does tend to improve it a lot. The taste has a smokiness to it that does not linger. A truly forgettable rum that does mix with coke classic very well. When in a bind is just about right for this rum.

John frederick 🇺🇸 | 67 ratings
Posted over 6 years ago

Expected more. Going to DR in 2 weeks waned to sample a local but this is thin not flavor I expected. Will try the better if I can

Gustavo Soto 🇵🇷 | 14 ratings
Posted over 6 years ago

A little harsh on the nose with molasses and caramel. It's 37.5% abv...feels and taste that way. Initial taste, swift unwanted volatile compounds with an impact of caramel, citrus peel and oak, finishing in peppery oak spice. I think it would be helpful distilling it one more time before aging and bottle it at 40% abv. Besides that, average aged rum.

Brand Details

Company: Brugal
Type: Aged
Name: Extra Viejo Gran Reserva
Raw Material: Unknown
Process: Pure blend (1 distillery)
Distillation: Unknown