About Brugal Extra Viejo Rum
During the latter half of the 19th century, Andrés Brugal Montaner — a Spanish expatriate who had emigrated to Cuba — uprooted his family and decided to take up permanent residence in the Dominican Republic. While in Cuba, Brugal had begun experimenting with the distillation of sugar cane, and upon his arrival in the Dominican Republic in 1888, Brugal opened the doors to Brugal & Co. Distillery.
Today, the fourth and fifth generations of Brugal's direct descendants continue to honor the memory of their ancestors by acting as personal guardians of the entire rum-making process at Brugal & Co. Brugal. The Brugal family recipe is a closely guarded secret, preserved in the hearts of a privileged few, passed down from generation to generation.
After going through the distillation process, Brugal Rums are aged for up to eight years in hand-picked American oak casks.
Their casks are hand-picked and evaluated by Brugal’s very own Maestros Roneros. To achieve the perfect character, age and provenance, the most premium oak casks are used to age the rum. From ex-bourbon to ex-sherry.…
The Brugal Rum warehouses are positioned north to south. It is said that this angle makes the most of the Dominican sun from morning to night. This access to the sun intensifying the aging process.
Extra Viejo is bursting with a symphony of wonderfully natural notes of wood spice, orange peel, almonds, cocoa, vanilla, caramel and molasses. The palate has a refined flavor that upon first arrival on the tongue has hints of vanilla, caramel and touches of honey. It is followed by sweet spices and rich cocoa.
This Brugal expression is a “truly stunning rum. Its elegance, aromatic charm and flavor may remind you more of a cognac than a premium rum, but a premium rum it is” (Brugal Rum).
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Rum history allegedly started in the Carribiens in the 17th century when they started to ferment and distill molasses, a byproduct of sugar production. Most of the Rum is aged in oak or ex-wine casks, giving its color and flavor.
We distinguish between 4 different Rum categories, where white or unaged rum is mainly used in cocktails, while dark, spiced, and añejo (aged) rum are mostly enjoyed neat.
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