Brugal Extra Viejo Gran Reserva rum

Brugal Extra Viejo Gran Reserva

Dominican Republic | Aged

Brugal Extra Viejo Gran Reserva is a premium rum produced by Brugal, a Dominican Republic-based distillery established in 1888. This rum is made from molasses and aged for up to 8 years in American white oak barrels using the solera aging method. The company uses a slow fermentation process and a triple distillation process to create a smooth and refined flavor profile. Brugal Extra Viejo Gran Reserva has an ABV of 40% and is a popular choice for cocktails or enjoying neat.

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Puppet Mstr 🇨🇦 | 38 ratings
Posted over 5 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) 🇺🇸 | 127 ratings
Posted over 10 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 🇨🇿 | 34 ratings
Posted over 2 years ago

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

Jamie hartley 🇨🇦 | 29 ratings
Posted over 7 years ago

Excellent in mixed drinks. Had lots in Dominican.

Paul B 🇺🇸 | 464 ratings
Posted almost 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) 🇺🇸 | 455 ratings
Posted 2 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 🇨🇦 | 222 ratings
Posted over 2 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 🇬🇧 | 3 ratings
Posted almost 3 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 🇺🇸 | 66 ratings
Posted over 5 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 5 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.