Wine Enthusiast 93 points – A limited-edition rum, newly launched in August 2011, and finished in previously used Sherry casks. That Sherry finish contributes so much: the bright copper-penny color, the lush aromas of burnt orange and raisin and the smooth, full-bodied texture. Enjoy the elongated flavors of toffee flavor dusted with Mexican-spiced chocolate while you can..Kara Newman, December/2011
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 93 points – Mashed banana, green plantain skin, baking spices and very ripe tropical fruit all mingle on the nose. Bright and satiny on the palate, the elegant flavors of cured tobacco, vanilla spiked caramel and sweet spice are smooth and deep..April/2016
Distilled for Dryness: Brugal’s distillation removes many of the heavy alcohols that give other rums their sweetness, resulting in a clean, dry and smooth spirit. Aged for Smoothness: Double-wood aged for 6-8 years in White American Oak Casks, followed by 2-4 years in first-filled Spanish Sherry Oak Casks that are hand selected by the Master of wood for the world’s finest Single Malt Scotch Whisky. More evocative of a single malt then a sweet sipping rum, people often call it “The Rum for Whisky lovers”.
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.