Web Exclusive Price
£33.29 ex VAT
(£57.07 per litre)
£227.72 Save £11.99
This special edition from Dominican producer Brugal has been double-distilled and matured in American oak before a second maturation period in sherry casks to add a dose of dried fruit and leathery sweetness to the flavours.
More from Brugal
Not bad . Decent price, but a Bit one dimensional for me . Grad i tried it but only once .
Nice sipper, like an XO Cognac or Armagnac. Reviewing the bottle pictured - Doblemente Anejado (twice aged). In Spanish on the bottle it specifies Jerez (sherry) and bourbon casks. I mostly enjoy single malts with expanding interest in Cognac/Armagnac, Bourbon/Rye, tequila, pisco, rum, any quality sipping spirit. I am not into cocktails and typically sip neat from a Glencairn glass. I add drops of water to spirits bottled above 40%. This is my second rum. One other rum I tried was a Plantation Barbados 5-year old (cognac cask aged). I'd compare the quality to a GOOD VSOP or Napoleon Cognac. I think this Brugal is just slightly better, like an XO cognac. I am NOT saying they taste like grape brandy! They both taste like rum. With Brugal 1888 Doblemente Anejado I enjoyed darker notes of chocolate and especially dried plum (chocolate covered prunes, a delicious confectionery). Made me think of Nutcracker and the Land of Sweets with all those confectionery characters :) I know what peat and smoke taste like and I didn't pick up ANY smoke in this, not on the nose and not on the palate. Not even a taste of toasted nuts. I am not looking for a "smooth" spirit, I want interest. With this one adding several drops of water made it very smooth so with my second dram I stopped at one single drop of water, just to break up surface tension and introduce some oxygenation. Still smoother than quality whisky but enjoyable and interesting. I will probably try to find other styles of rum, like rhum agricole and whatever else is a dry savory rum. I enjoy sweeter malts right along with drier and peaty ones, but I find that rum and cognac are a tad sweet for me, so I may never become a regular rummy. I accidentally picked up my bottle for $23.99 US so I feel it was a great value and a useful etude in sugarcane spirit. I could see someone rating it at 5 stars. I just felt I wasn't qualified to do that having only tried 2 rums.
When the Rum is poured it is dark bronze in colour, with no real Sherry aroma. First sip was quickly followed by a Second and then a Third. Before I knew the glass was empty. I found the Rum to be very good, just a hint of Sherry and very little or even no after burn. I will be buying more in the near future, and I will most properly buy some of their other Rums, just to compare.
Great high end taste for mid range price. Comparable to vizcaya or maybe even goslings old as far as complexity and obvious care put into the spirit. Worth it 100% of the way.
Bought this bottle at a discount (~£25) to try it out. Have at least one to decide if you want to do as I did the next day when I went back to buy a whole case! I find it well worth the price.
You May Also Like
Doorly's XO Rum
(£51.36 per litre)
Doorly's 12 Year Old Rum
(£64.21 per litre)
El Dorado Rum 12 Year Old
(£52.79 per litre)
Jura 18 Year OldRed Wine Finish
(£105.64 per litre)
Nardini Bianca Grappa 40
(£49.21 per litre)
Diplomatico Pot Still RumDistillery Collection No.3
(£88.50 per litre)
Good To Know
How we pack
Our boxes are made of 100% recyclable cardboard. Our special air-inflated packaging is both re-usable and recyclable, as well as efficient to both transport and dispose of.
Flexible Delivery Options
We deliver to countries all over the world! You can also select express delivery, or pick a specific delivery date, at checkout.
Packed With Care
Our experienced warehouse team take great care with every order. As specialists in glass packaging they ensure that your items stay safe and secure in transit.
14-Day returns policy
We want you to be 100% happy with your order and it is our aim to ensure that all products supplied to all customers arrive in perfect condition. You have the right to cancel your order at any time without being charged for the goods ordered within 14 days of purchasing (other than for perishable or personalised products or those products that have been specified as non-returnable).