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Review: Brugal 1888 Rum

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Brugal 1888 Ron Gran Reserva Familiar Edition Limitada 03/04/2010

Twice distilled and aged in American oak with finish in Spanish oak sherry casks. Dark rum product from the Dominican Republic

80 Proof / 40% alcohol

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Tasting Notes

Color: Dark reddish amber. Gold highlights

Aroma: Dryness. Light molasses

Tasted Neat: Nutty, chewiness in flavor. Burn. Deep molasses without too much sweetness. Hardly any sweet. Toasted caramel. Orange notes. Candied orange; again without the sweetness. Very warming. Heat of bitters. Burnt sugar. Espresso / mocha in after taste. Also vegetable dry bitterness like celery skin.

With water: Caramel aroma. Flavors of dark cherries, orange fruit minimal, but more peel. Burn is still there.

Mouth Feel: Thin

Possible Uses, Pairings and / or Cocktails: Great with brown sugar syrup if mixed in cocktail form. On the rocks with little melting to reduce heat. Too much burn for straight or neat pour in my opinion.

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Dominicana

2 ounces Brugal 1888 Rum

1/2 ounce Lime Juice

1/2 ounce Pineapple Juice

1/2 ounce Orange Juice

Brown Sugar

Cherry

Combine liquids and sugar in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with cherry.

Maple Old Fashioned has also been suggested by some.

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Beautiful bottle. Love the cap. Heavy. Reminds me of quality hardware tooling / fixtures. Always nice when extra attention is given to even the cap design of bottling. It’s just a shame when so much time and effort is put into a beautifully designed bottle and a flimsy, plastic lid is slapped on the top as if it’s an afterthought. I’m glad Brugal went the extra mile for quality in the weight of the lid as well.

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Review: Brugal Especial Extra Dry Rum

Brugal Especial Extra Dry Rum 021 photo copyright Cheri Loughlin

Oak Cask Aged Rum

80 Proof / 40% alcohol

Tasting Notes

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Color: Clear

Aroma: Familiar rum aroma expected of clear or light rums. Faint vanillas with slight sweetness.

Tasted Neat: Some burn. Slight bitterness. Faint vanilla notes. Hints of floral. Barely there citrus peel; orange possibly with slight bitterness of pith still attached to the peel. Very little green banana.

Mouth Feel: ThinBrugal Especial Extra Dry Rum 018 photo copyright Cheri Loughlin

Comparable Spirit: With rum it’s all in what you like as with many spirits. There are buttery rums, vanilla rums, spicier rums, dry rums, etc. This one is dry with not so many vanilla or sweetened notes.

Possible Uses, Pairings and / or Cocktails: Definitely a mixer in my opinion. I often drink light and dark rums on the rocks, but just wouldn’t with this particular bottling. This one calls for mixers since the mouthfeel is so thin without roundness on the tongue.

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Review: Brugal Anjeo Rum

Brugal Anejo Rum 067 photo copyright Cheri Loughlin80 Proof / 40% alcohol

Suggested Retail Price: $20 to $25 depending upon market area

Availability: Though I’ve never seen this particular brand in my market area (Omaha, NE), Brugal Rum is available extensively at many online liquor shops.

Brugal Anejo Rum Tasting Notes

Brugal Anejo Rum 075 photo copyright Cheri LoughlinColor: Deep gold

Aroma: Fisherman’s dock. No burn.

Tasted Neat: A lot of burn. Tastes of salty sea air inside a fisherman’s dock. Faint fish. Burnt molasses. Mineral deposit.

Mouth Feel: Very thin

Comparable Spirit:

Possible Uses, Pairings and / or Cocktails:

Quite honestly I don’t care for this at all. All I can think of to make with this is to drown it in cola to mask the fishy taste.

Brugal Splash

1 ounce Brugal Anejo Rum

1-1/2 ounce Pineapple Juice

Splash Lemon Lime Soda

Build liquids in large rocks glass over fresh ice.

Caribbean Kiss

1-1/2 ounce Brugal Anejo Rum

1/2 ounce Amaretto

1 ounce Simple Syrup

1 ounce Pineapple Juice

Maraschino Cherry Garnish

Combine liquids in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into chilled martini glass. Garnish with maraschino cherry.

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