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Brugal Extra Viejo Reserva Rum is crafted from a blend of rums aged up to 8 years in former bourbon and whiskey barrels.
This rum is produced by the Brugal distillery in the Dominican Republic. Founded in 1888, to this day the company is still run by the Brugal family.
Although the flavor is a bit sweet initially with definite shades of vanilla and oak it hits you wish a rather brutal Brugal burn. After it fades the vanilla flavor resumes until it fades. Definitely NOT a sipping rum but a useful mixing rum. Perhaps aging it a bit more would take that edge down a notch or two. Or three.
Smooth rum, very little harsh bite. Possibly a hint of spice, but in not overly flavorful. Slightly rubbery and little aftertaste. In general, kind of a boring rum.
It is just caramel-colour dark, simple and sweet, molasses-notes, thin.
Decent rum at a good price point. A day to day rum they can be enjoyed solo or mixed.
Not bad, but not as good as I'd hoped for the price. Flavor isn't bad, but not much in the way of legs or finish. It'll probably be a good mixer (I had it neat, in a snifter, with a few drops of water). For the price, $33, I feel it should excel on its own.
Had the same drink made with Bacardi and then with Brugal Extra Viejo, completely different flavor. Brugal was sweeter, richer and smoother. Outstanding rum as a mixer.
Easy to find and not very expensive, yet good to drink on its own. Would not add ice in order to keep the notes and flavors on the forefront.
nothing special better buy usual anejo, like matusalem 5 and 7 to understand similar situation
Le rhum parfait pour les débutants, pas trop de goût d'alcool. À boire avec du coke!!
Decent sipping rum. I would say very good for the low price.
As a mixed rum quite ok,...pure i do not like it too much. The smell is boring and alcoholic and the same feeling is continued while sipped.
I do not get what is so "old" about it,...i prefer the not so old three year old havanna club which is even cheaper :)
I would not buy it again though.
BRUGAL Extra viejo is the best of dominican republic. i lovet.. nice taste. One of the best alcohol what i try in my life. I drink only this now :)
Certainly the definition of a fair sipper. Nothing stands out, has very little burn and would be perfect intro to those who would like to start drinking their rum neat or with an ice cube or two.
I had the pleasure of sampling this one on a trip to the Dominican Republic.
The taste is a little off for me with some burn as well. Brugal rums are ok but don't have that "Wow" factor, the extra viejo reserva, included. Somewhat smooth initially then goes down hill from there. For mixing, I would say yes...for enjoying neat I would say you've been cut!
It's ok on the rocks the second or third one but the first one bites hard. Enjoyed it very much mixed.
A rum for cocktails. Good with coke and ice........
Nothing special about this rum. Good with coke and ice.
One of the favourite rum to drink on the ice rocks.
I really love to use this rum for my summer "Cuba libres".
Den er ok. Men jeg syns den er lidt meget spritte, og ikke fardi ud vikled.
Netter Mix-Ron auch zum pur geniessen.
Ein etwas Typischer Dom Rep Turi Ron
Nice mix-Ron also to sip too.
A somewhat typical Dom Rep tourists Ron
It was an ok rum lacking a lot of the flavors that I would expect. I wish that it had much more to offer. a little bland.
Привезли из Доминиканской республики, очень понравился, жаль что объём был маленький.
Smelled bad, tasted bad. Was a gift from someone that went to the Dominican. I tried it again and let it breathe for over an hour, was drinkable with ice after that.