The Brugal 1888 was a clear with a dark amber to brown color with reddish highlights (clearly showing the influence of the wood on the rum). On the nose, the Brugal 1888 had a complex aroma that was influenced by the woods and there were notes of dried fruit (apricot, raisins, figs), chocolate, vanilla, caramel, almonds and a toasted note. On the palate, the rum had a smooth, viscous quality with notes of dried fruit (apricot, raisins, figs), vanilla, caramel and toasted almonds. The influence of the sherry was more pronounced in the mouth than on the nose.
Color: The light enhances its dark amber hues and bright, clean color.Nose: Fascinatingly complex, with spiced nuances, hints of chocolate, of roasted coffee, cinnamon and other dried fruits.Palate: On the palate, pleasant, smooth and full-bodied. Its finish has nuances of toffee caramel, wood and liquorice.Aftertaste: Brugal 1888 leaves a slightly sweet and long lasting aftertaste, with a sublime taste which denotes perfection.
Brugal 1888, a distillery out of the Dominican Republic, that was interestingly enough founded in 1888. Brugal 1888 isn’t your ordinary rum – as Brugal proclaims, this is a rum for Scotch drinkers and they are right. Brugal 1888 is made from rum that has gone through two aging processes. First, the rum ages in American oak barrels for five to eight years and then undergoes a second aging for two to four years in used sherry barrels. For all of you Scotch drinkers, notice any similarities (hint, hint, the used sherry barrels)? This makes the rum unique with distinct rum characteristics (although Brugal is on the dry, woody side of the rum spectrum to begin with) overlayed with toasty, nutty sherry tones.