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Old 11-29-2011, 05:18 PM   #1
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Default December Rum of the Month - Brugal 1888

From the oldest rum company in the Dominican Republic, Brugal has been making rum for more than a century and recently introduced Brugal 1888, which is the December 2011 Rum of the Month.
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Old 11-29-2011, 06:52 PM   #2
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I just bought a bottle of this.
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Old 12-01-2011, 05:46 PM   #3
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Got of bottle of this one yesterday -- a fine rum, indeed. Here's a link to my review: http://bit.ly/rKmzRV
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Old 12-01-2011, 06:25 PM   #4
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I have been sipping this one with great pleasure.

My first cocktail attempt fizzled though.

I might try a rum old fashioned, as Leisure Master suggested, next.
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I have been sipping this one with great pleasure.

My first cocktail attempt fizzled though.

I might try a rum old fashioned, as Leisure Master suggested, next.
Will probably work well in a Palmetto or El Presidente -- think I'll try the former tonight
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Old 12-02-2011, 01:10 AM   #6
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Will probably work well in a Palmetto or El Presidente -- think I'll try the former tonight
I'm currently enjoying a Palmetto cocktail made with 1888, and it's sublime.
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I'm currently enjoying a Palmetto cocktail made with 1888, and it's sublime.
Hey Tofu - what's the Palmetto recipe you are using - I would like to try that.

I finally picked up a bottle of the 1888 last week for $50. I sipped some last weekend and to be honest I didn't love it. I didn't hate it, but I didn't feel like I was drinking a $50 rum. In any event there is no doubt it is a Brugal rum - that flavor profile is certainly there!

I will give it another shot this weekend.
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I just made my first Palmetto with the 1888.

The recipe was

1 1/4 oz aged rum (this time, Brugal 1888)
1 1/4 oz sweet vermouth (this time, the Dolin Sweet Vermouth)
2 dashes orange bitters (this time, angostura orange bitters)

stirred

orange or lemon twist (this time orange)

It's a wonderful cocktail! Since this was my first Palmetto (I think ;-),
I will have to try another with a different rum to gauge the level of wonderfulness relative to the Brugal.

But, yes, I do recommend trying this.



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Tried the Palmetto with Zacapa 23 Anos.

Nice as it was, the Brugal 1888 version was more complex/interesting, i.e. tastier/better.

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LM,

How would you describe the flavor profile of Brugal rums? I'm new to them and curious what to expect.

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