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This rum was tasted at our summer rum tastings. Each of us brought a guest of honor, so this was one of the guest of honors choice. Brugal has an elegant aroma of banana and vanilla. The complexity of this rum beginning at the smell all the way until after the silk liquid finishes on the tongue is out of this world. I have to say this rum is one of my favorites to simply drink night in and night out. Highly recommended.

The 1888 is in my top 5. It's has wonderful flavor and good balance. The finish is so enjoyable.

After resting for 10 mins ,the alcohol smell left a smokey and caramel nose that is as nice as the best. Sipping it revealed a wonderfully balanced rum that all enjoyed. I dare say that when some mixed with coke, it was called the best.

A solid option in the ~$50 range. Not too sweet, not too dry. A little oak, a little molasses, a little ripe banana. Finishes smooth. Hard to find any major faults, but lacking the outstanding merits of others in this range.

Has a great spicy aftertaste that lingers on the tongue like cinnamon but is not over powering. It's pretty smooth too and easy to drink. Not overly sweet, the sweetness feels natural and not like they dumped sugar in it after the fact. That's the why I like it. It's one of my favorites in it s price range along with Zafra, Monty Gay XO, and El Dorado 15yr. Not as sweet as those, but a bit more spice to it. Great change up sipper.


Deep spice, OAK, touch of wine sweetness?, tar, bitterness

Esters? Nope, very much Spanish.

It has a mustiness similar other Brugal offerings ive had

The rum seems tired, lacks strength, too bitter. If not much else, deep oak is pleasant

Its not bad, its just not what I want from my rum anymore

Really nice sipping rum to the sweden - netherlands game. Results could be better rum outweights that.

I love this rum. I tried it for the first time at a rum festival and i found it to be balanced and unique.

It's a nice rum but just not worth the price. While you can taste that it has been aged twice and it gives this rum quite a unique style It just doesn't quite come off. It will slide down smoothly though and you'll finish it quickly if you let yourself.

Dry, not too sweet, I find it a really good sipper. Bought it on sale ($5 off), good stuff!

Very good rum from the Brugal family. Excellent!!!

What a bargain this bottle is. Double aged in white oak and first fill sherry cask. It has a pure expression and according to hydrometer test's, a fairly small amount of added sugar. The nose gives away roasted coffee beans, brown sugar, leather, tobacco, oaky tannins and sherry cask. On the palate I get, once again, leather, tobacco, oak and brown sugar, but also roasted nuts and a hint of dried fig's roll's over the tongue. It has a nice body, not to sweet and slightly dry, unlike so many other overly sweet dominican rum. It has great texture in the mouth and a nice lingering, spicy little burn at the end.
It doesn't excel at any particular point, but for the money, it's just a great no nonsense sipper, perfectly enjoyed in the sun.

I always keep a nice bottle of this around. Definitely one of the better Brugals out there.

Brugal 1888 is a brainteaser for me in the sense that during the first testing at the best rum bar in Chicago it tasted very good, strong vanilla but not over powering and sweet enough without being just loaded with sugar, and hardly any burn. Then the following day I got a bottle of it and tried it several times during the next 3 days and it was not that good at all. Strong unpleasant flavor and a strong burn, so it felt to be a very different rum to me altogether. I have to give it another chance in the future.

Ikke den bedste i skabet. Men okay. Er lidt stærk i smagen.

Antique aromas, not sweet like others,it took me way back in memories and gave me a happy feeling. Despite the fact I have too many I felt functional and I had no hangover the day after, what else can you ask for?

It's not sweet but very pleasant. Flavor goes to burbon because the long storage in burbon oak barrels.

Very rich aroma of old wood's and very nice taste, same taste as the aroma.

I've tried almost their entire catalog, and the reviews for most of their line are spot on. They're average. The 7.6 rating this got gave me hope. Unfortunately it was misplaced hope. It's got very little to comment on aside from being harsh, and not very rum like. It reminds me too much of a bourbon. I drink rum for rum, not for wannabe spirits.

Ce rhum est un bon rhum de Mélasse qui se boit facilement.toutefois il lui manque quelque chose pour en etre fan.En effet les notes toffee et de gout sherry sont là .mais il manque de complexité et de longueur.A 36e a grauonline c est une bouteille interessante mais je prefere à ce prix un pasador de oro xo ou un millonario 15 ans qui ont un plus et surtout un presidente 19 ou 23 a 37e et 40e a grauonline.
La bouteille est par contre belle et fera un beau cadeau.

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.