Don Andres Brugal Montaner launched Brugal in 1888 to break away from the traditional styles of the time and to create a distinctly different Rum. Apparently there are two things that set Brugal apart from others. First, the method of distillation, which removes much of what other Rums leave in. The spirit is thus cleaner, dryer and less sweet. Secondly, every drop of Brugal is cask-aged, using the same wood policy as the World’s best single malt Scotch Whiskies.
Brugal 1888 Rum is distilled for dryness - Brugal’s distillation removes many of the heavy alcohols that give other Rums their sweetness. Distilled from fermented molasses, this is a blend of Rums aged from 5 to 14 years in American white oak casks, and finish matured in first-fill Sherry oak casks.
I absolutely love this rum. The flavors hit every part of my pallet. I find this to be smooth with a very slit warming at the back of my mouth with the finish. I love having this after a long day with a nice cigar. Highly recommend. This will stay on my bar.
I didn’t care for it. The wood notes were so prominent for me that it tasted like sucking on a tongue depressor.
One rum I will be buying again! Smooth, spicy and not too sweet. Nice by itself but enjoyed it mixed with a little Coke Zero and a lime wedge.
I get too much of what I am guessing is the licorice flavor to truly enjoy it.
Super smooth finish. Great taste
Beautiful smooth rum! Hints of chocolate sweetness
Very smooth and flavorful
Gave as gift; not a heavy rum connoisseur, did try a glass neat(@ start). Wow a heavy spice kick upon the nose, a little less upon the tounge. Was anticipating a little sweeter after taste, but never came. Ended up with a splash of coke on the first one and full mix on the next 2. Better than Bacardi and Malibu style when mixing, but shipping for this one took 4 weeks.
I did it on ice,straight, and with coconut water and it was fantastic all 3 ways but straight up I could taste the spices and citrus better
If you are a whiskey drinker and you are looking for something to compliment those tastes, this is the perfect rum for you. Flavors of toffee and caramel first hit your taste buds and a lingering liquorice finish. This will become a staple of my bar cart.
Great bang for the buck! Great packaging
Decent rum, personally I prefer the Brugal XV.
This is a little harsh with a butterscotch taste which I liked
Eh! It was ok, I am a Bourbon drinker and this really didn't fit my tastes. It is a smooth sipper, but I will probably experiment with it to find a way to perk up the flavor.
This is good stuff! It has a light caramel taste but not too sweet. It finishes smooth with just a little heat.
Good rum, nothing stood out to me compared to other rums.
Possibly a good mixer, not a straight sipper for me.
This is a rum for the bourbon drinker. Smooth and flavor a normal bourbon drinker like me should like.
So much better than the usual Brugal.
Undrinkable unless mixed
I got this because the description said if you like whiskey you would like this rum. I do not. To me it is undrinkable unless mixed with something overpowering.
Really good! Many layers of flavor.
Smooth and semi sweet. Delicious!
I just finished the Extra Mile tasting box of rums then broke out my bottle of 1888. Even after tasting 3 other rums, 1888 was the best. Great value as well.
Great smooth Rum
I have been waiting for the weather to get a little warmer to try this bottle. Yesterday was the day and worth the wait. A great sipper.
So good. Like bourbon
WHOA, this is WAY too easy to drink straight. So incredibly tasty and smooth, we're trying to ration ourselves from having a glass every night, but will definitely be ordering more
Caramel Oak tasting notes were awesome! Enjoyed this bottle for sure.
Such a great beginning and ending taste
Just good! Whether on it’s on it’s own or mixed.
Good rum, not too sweet, not to oaky. Easy to drink or mix but not sure if I would buy another bottle because there are so many better Rums out there that I like. Very good rum though.
I think this is a good rum with a nice depth and complexity. It is a bit heavy on the back side with respect to the alcohol burn, but has a nice caramelly flavor on the front side and then a vanilla follows the burn for a nice finish. As rums are not my usual go-to, I don't have a large pool to compare against, but it is good neat, which has to mean something, right?
This was my choice in first quarter order...please restock this as I wish to reorder in January.
The rum is extremely rich in complex mouth and nose experiences. Many of my favorite ingredients. I'll need to find another way to order this if unavailable through you.
Neat or mixed... it's superb !
good sipping rum. a little burn on the finish, but good overall
Very VERY good rum!!!
Very woody and hogo funkiness up front, then molasses and spice on the way out. A good sipper.
Good sipping rum. Not too sweet. Pairs nicely with your favorite cigars
Too much alcohol as an aftertaste. Otherwise sweetness is not over-powering. Strong caramel flavor and smell.
Really enjoyed this neat and in Mai Tai cocktail.
Having tasting with friends and family in November and December.
Dangerously smooth ever so lightly sweet at the end.
An awesome bottle and surprisingly smoky after taste that leaves you wanting more, a great sipping rum.
Love the spirit. I want it to be an 8, but it feels like it’s trying to be something it’s not. There are conflicting flavors. The sweet molasses is in hiding but the traditional oak cask flavors aren’t taking over. Don’t get me wrong, it’s delicious... but not a home run.
Seemed a lot lighter and less sweet than other rums. Really pleasant and nicely balanced.
really good, smooth mellow, full of flavor and not to sweet
This bottle was a neat treat! A couple years back I went to Puerto Plata DR for vacation and had the opportunity to tour Brugal. I was impressed by their operations and rums but didn't get the chance to purchase any. 1888 is definitely a good rum for whiskey drinkers. Not very sweet ... nice spicy aroma and very woody taste. Okay on its own (would probably be tasting neat or on the rocks) but I love it in rum and cokes!
A yummy rum for those who like whisk(e)y but find bourbon to be too sweet. Nice toffee and caramel notes & little sweet and spicy notes. Dry and not sticky. It's very drinkable and makes a nice run floater atop of a pina colada.
Pretty good. Didn’t sit well with me though near the end of the bottle. Maybe I had a bad bottle with contaminants near the end.
The description is accurate. It's kind of a hybrid.
Decent rum, buy a bottle to change it up once in awhile.