December, 2011 - Sugar Cane Spirit of the Month
Other Rums of the Month
- Dark amber rum distilled from molasses. Blend of rums aged five to fourteen years in used bourbon and whisky barrels and then finished in sherry casks.
It has been a long time since Brugal introduced a new rum under the Brugal label. 1888 was worth the wait. Launched in 2011, the number 1888 commemorates the year Don Andrés Brugal Montaner founded the rum company that is synonymous today with rum in the Dominican Republic.
Distilled from 100% Dominican Republic molasses in the company's continuous, two-column still, the fresh distillate is aged in used, medium-toasted, American white oak casks between five and fourteen years. After aging in American oak casks, the maturation process continues in select European first-filled sherry casks. Unlike most of the other Brugal rums, the casks for Brugal 1888 are aged horizontally, ensuring more contact between the wood and the spirit.
The result is a bright, dark amber spirit that beckons to be tasted.
The nose opens with hints of tropical flowers followed by chocolate, spice and fruit notes. The initial taste of chocolate and dried fruit yields to a complex smooth mouthfeel highlighted by ripe pear, raisin, wood and dark fruit. The finish is long and smooth. Toffee, cararmel, smoky oak and notes of spice usher the palate through the finish.
A little water opens this sipping rum to the palate, but it can certainly be enjoyed neat with dark chocolate or an aged cheese as the finale to a great meal.
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- Bottled at 40% alcohol by volume.
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