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Classic high end product with a smooth finishing and a slightly sweet aftertaste. Perfect for on the rocks drinking

Heerlijke rum om puur aan te sippen. Redelijk zoet en zacht. Ik drink het graag on the rocks

It was one of the first great rums I tried. Enjoyed it a lot. And still enjoy.
It's dry and good for a night in the balcony.

At $50 a bottle, their are many other rums I would spend the money on. Having said that, the 1888 is a drier rum but offers complex flavors with just a slight burn.
Meant to be enjoyed neat as the price tag is steep to mix. That is what the $5-$15 rums are for aged for a year or so.

Little sweet and smooth very enjoyable and flavoured

I love all Brugal rums and this one is no exception. However I think that many of their lower range rums easily compete with this one.

The rum is a little dry, with bitter tones, a lot of spices in the smell and you nose the casks where it matured. The rum is smooth and soft, really a good first experience with a higher-grade (older) Brugal.

The nose opens on some tropical flowers and spices.
Then taste vanilla, toffee and honey.
A good balance of sweetness, some may call it too dry, and some purist even too sweet, I think it is just balanced for me. But overall it didn't make me crazy, will drink it again at the occasion, just won't buy a bottle.

Sugar: 3 GPL

A very nice rum in the price range. Smooth finish. Great on its own but mixes really well. Banana notes. Has really great flavor.

Color: tea, dark amber
Aroma: dried fruits, vanilla, chocolate
Taste: round and dry, medium body, moderately sweet, nutty, dried fruits, spices
Aftertaste: short, soft, sweet, oak bitterness

Good rum for sipping

Je to sladší rum. Velmi dobrý. Moje první zkušenost s touto značkou a určitě nezklamal.

My first observation was the darker color (mahogany) of the Brugal 1888 Gran Reserva Rum. Once in the glass distinct scents of toffee, molasses and vanilla were mixed along with the oak aroma that I so appreciate. My first, second, and third sips did not disappoint either with a soft caramel taste that lingered and finished very smoothly with a slight but pleasant burn.

This is a keeper for sure and the price ($49 CAD) in my home Province (Quebec), and even cheaper ($39 CAD) in Ontario, is a bonus. For these reasons I am rating the Brugal 1988 Gran Reserva Rum a 9.

A friend recommended this to me so my hopes where high. Very well balanced rum but not very memorable.

Have to say got to try this rum from a buddy who paid $100 for the bottle we both do not sip rum so we mixed with coke the rum in our words has a very earthy taste maybe it's the sherry casks or the tobacco coming through or the dryness of the rum but for our money not one we'd revisit anytime soon

I'm for the sweet ones, so this just isn't me. Far from what I consider to be a sipper so I use it for Dark 'n' Stormy.

This rum is very sweet. However it's smoothness is exceptional. Not quite worth the price point but overall a very good rum.

The rum market is flooded in blended ''premium'' rums, with little to no personality, and nothing to distinguish them from the other ''premium'' blended rums. Sure this has a pleasant flavour, but it just doenst do anything out of the ordinary.

Fantastic nose on this one, and a wonderful smooth, oaky flavour to follow. You really can't go wrong with this. Easily better than pretty much everything else in it's price bracket in Western Canada (~$45).

para una tarde de cartas con los amigos este fiel compañero se hace presente con su sabor dulce y afrutado de los rones de isla me encanta su color ambar dorado en nariz fabulosas notas de mi niñez

Brugal is a dry rum and the 1888 is finished in a shery cask and is still to dry for me. But a great Mix

... well, not much else. Dry. Smooth. Not really memorable. Tried to find something to latch on to, couldn't get there. Nothing wrong with it, but nothing truly special either.

Burned sugar, vainilla, caramel, and a bit herbal. A bit of alcohol but fairly smooth. On the dry side, of you prefer dry rums this is a good option.

un rhum très doux. un gout de caramel, de chocolat et de canelle. franchement il est très bon, parmi les brugal c est le meilleur.


Clasat Rum. One can feel the rich cask taste from the moment the bottle is opened. Aromatic, matured rum, the woody white oak makes its presence felt throughout the sip, taste and aftertaste. Didn' t expect much from it but it really impressed me.