Although a lot has changed since the times of the company founder, Don Andrés Brugal, who arrived at the Dominican Republic in 1888, the Brugal family are still making their rum in exactly the same way.
From the plantation to the bottle, each drop is distilled, filtered and matured by the family, which makes for a fresh, dry rum with a difference. Today’s Maestro Roneros, or Master Blenders, are the 4th and 5th generation of the Brugal family. They have been perfecting the molasses for the production of their rums for 125 years, so they know the process through and through. All their rums are double distilled in the town of San Pedro de Macorix. The rums mature in various types of casks, carefully selected by the cellar master. While maturing, the rum acquires the colour and flavours from the casks.
Brugal 1888 Gran Reserva Familiar is a rum matured for 14 years in American oak ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks, in the process of double maturation. The year 1888 in its name refers to the date of foundation of the family business in the Dominican Republic. Its bouquet offers notes of spices, chocolate, cinnamon, dried fruits, caramel, oak and liquorice.