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I tried this side by side with the more expensive (and slightly lower rated as of this review) Siglo De Oro. I liked the Siglo De Oro in that it is 40% abv, while this is a relatively weaker 38%. But the Leyenda has more spice and sweetness, and simply tastes better to me, so I'll give this the edge, and it is a high '9' to me.
Smells and tastes of caramel, spice, oak, and honey. Very good for the price of only $57 (2017).
El Brugal Leyenda es un Ron para disfrutarlo a las rocas o con un toque de agua de coco. Su aroma y su sabor al paladar se distinguen por su suavidad. En mi opinion esta por encima de muchos rones añejos con precios y sabor que no estan a la altura de este ron.
Vanilla sugar cane sweet cherry oaky nose. Sweet start into oaky cork barrel taste with vanilla. Long oaky cork vanilla sweet balanced end. Abv well hidden... smooth...
High-quality Dominican rum from the Brugal range, which is double distilled then matured in American oak barrels. After a lengthy maturation is the aforementioned barrels, the rum then enjoys a second maturation in Spanish oak sherry casks, helping to accentuate the rich fruity sweetness of the spirit.
Nose: Toasty and sweet with charred oak, sultanas, dates and honey, with a touch of gentle smoke.
Palate: Buttery and sweet with butterscotch, Demerara sugar, manuka honey and wafts of wood smoke.
Finish: Toffee apple and salty butter.
Ceva diferit.. Extraordinar.. Suspect la început dar după 2 minute vine un aftertaste spectaculos... Recomand pentru cunoscători!
I picked this up in the DR while on vacation. The packaging was nice, along with the bottle (1 litre).
I'm not even sure how to describe it. Just fantastic. Smells and tastes of caramel, spice, oak, citris, & and hint of licorice. Very tasty indeed. It did not last long, & I long for more. 10 in my books.
I like the taste but I find it nothing special for the price.
I will change the rating maybe once I put a bunch of my rum in one tasting round.
For me a similar rum with a better price tag is Ron Centenario XX
Sherry smell with a hint of rum, the smell turns my stomach around.
top rum at honest price, for domestic market only, over sweet , need to sip with fruits
Cuerpo es gracioso y suave en boca. Que pedir mas ? Un poco mas de frutas quisas ?
This stuff comes to me straight from Dominicana. Nice one, but as for me is little bit to sweet and like sugar added.
Nose: smooth, caramel, honey. Actually it looks like real candy.
Taste: sweet, smooth. It’s something special here, and after some Time, I understand it’s liquorice.
This rum is my first taste of one of great Dominican rums. I definitely recomend it. Smells and taste very good. Salud!
Exquisito ron Dominicano. Hasta ahora el mejor brugal q eh probado, tome mucho este en Punta Cana, es dulce, baja suabe y cero resaca al dia siguiente. Si tienes la oportunidad de obtener uno pruebalo, muy rico este ron.
Este ron ha sido un gran descubrimiento reciente. Salió al mercado en 2015 y lo desconocía totalmente. Desde mi punto de vista es de los rones que mejor se beben solo on the rocks, con un twist de naranja. Los aromas más intensos son de vainilla, con un ligero toque a cacao y un claro cuerpo de madera. Está muy bien equilibrado, el formato de 70 cl tiene coste de 50 € aproximadamente. La pena es que en España no se distribuye, no entiendo el porqué.
Conclusión. Excelente ron a un precio justo, para mi gusto mejor que su hermano mayor Siglo de Oro.
Mi top 5:
1- Brugal Leyenda
2- Presidente Marti 25 años
3- Opthimus 25 años
4- Barcelo Imperial premium 30 aniversario.
5- Brugal Siglo de Oro
I loved this bottle! Nice flavors and great price. Seems like Brugal tried to create something to rival Diplo and zacapa. I began my rating at an 8, but at 37% alcohol i subtracted 3. The value of $15-$20 US depending on where you shop I gave it a 6. They have 2 sizes which i thought was dumb I prefer a 750ml and leave it there, but they added a smaller size for shits and giggles.I hope and pray there is a reserva edicion the locks the flavor and add some more alcohol content. All in all, you will enjoy this bottle.
Excelente costo - beneficio. Sabor ligero. Dulce...
Unschlagbar im Preis Leistungs Verhältnis
Sehr schöne Aromen mit Unendlichen Abgang!!
Had this during a work trip and we had been sipping rum all week. We opted to try something different and in the recommendation of the shop owner, grabbed this. It was much thicker and sweeter than what we had been drinking. The group of us agreed it was too sweet for sipping. Would have been better over pancakes.
Our neighbor picked a winner as a gift when they came back from Dominican. I have not drank enough yet to really give detailed characteristics, but I can tell you that we will not be adding Coke to such a fine spirit that needs to be enjoyed in its entirety.
Everything is balanced perfectly (aroma, colour, flavours) but it's maybe just a bit too subtle to be a 9. It's an 8.5. Got some in Punta Cana for about £15. Ridiculously cheap for the quality. Wish I had more room in my suitcase.
I was introduced to this rum by a Dominican friend. Impossible to get in Canada. He brings it back from the Dominican, but I managed to find it on a recent trip to Germany of all places! Great sipped on its own, the smoothest rum I've ever tasted!
Picked up this bottle on a trip to the DR and I’m so glad I did. A little more dry in the back end but does have a sweet beginning. Taste of honey, vanilla, new leather and slight oak. Straight with a large ice block and you’re good to go.
Great. Super smooth with no burn. Notes of caramel, wood, tobacco. 3rd in line behind Siglo de Oro and Papá Andrés. This is more on the sweet side while Siglo de Oro and Papá Andrés both have a better all around profile.
Kein schlechter Rum für den Preis, hallt lange nach....ein bisschen wie Honig auf der Zunge.