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Old 12-04-2011, 04:54 PM   #11
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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.

Thanks!
I am at the Blue Lory home tiki bar this weekend (my girlfriend's pad) and we have the White Label, the Extra Viejo, and the 1888 here.

The first thing that strikes me about Brugal is that it's dry.

The next is the butterscotch. There's a bit of coconut also in the White Label.
The finish has a hint of earthiness or leather.The White Label is less about flavor and more about alcohol, closer to a neutral spirit than the aged rums as would be expected.

My impression of the Extra Viejo is dry butterscotch with an earthy finish, The flavors are more in balance with the heat and more obvious.

The 1888 takes this dry sugary opening, this time lightly toasted and cinammony, and opens up to a creamy mouthfeel. The leather finish is there
this time with pronounced tanin. Your mouth waters and you are inclined to suck your cheeks in. The whole experience is more complex and longer lasting than the Extra Viejo.

I have a bottle of the Anejo at home, but not accessible right now. I have not tried the Anejo Reserva or the Carta Dorado.

So Brugal to me, if one can be so simple, is dry sugar at first with an earthy finish. Once you have tasted it you will recognize it as a common denominator among the label, I believe.

Obviously there is a lot more to it. Words are limited.

Thanks for giving me the excuse to be purposely tasting rum this early afternoon! Now if someone can help me up off the floor...



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That's great info. Thanks! Very helpful.

I've got the Brugal Extra Viejo and the Brugal 1888. I need to crack one open!
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Old 12-05-2011, 05:36 PM   #13
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Hahahaha!

I later saw that your query was addressed to "LM."

Sorry if I jumped on your conversation, Leisure Master. It was unintentional.

I guess I was looking for an excuse to drink more rum.

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Hahahaha!

I later saw that your query was addressed to "LM."

Sorry if I jumped on your conversation, Leisure Master. It was unintentional.

I guess I was looking for an excuse to drink more rum.

No worries Jack - I know people around here drink a lot...

I have only just checked in after a while away and just saw the request. I am glad you stepped right in. I will give it anther shot and try to be as helpfully descriptive as you were.
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