Brugal 1888 Rum 750 ML Hard to findThe full name is Brugal 1888 Ron Gran Reserva Familiar and it is called that to commemorate the year that Brugal was formed. The rum that becomes Brugal 1888 is aged for 6 to 8 years in Bourbon casks, blended, moved into sherry casks for another 2 to 6 years and then blended again. To demonstrate how costly this procedure is in the Caribbean, it is estimated that after 8 years, just 30% of the original spirit remains with the rest being lost to evaporation due to the extreme weather conditions. In the case of 1888, Brugal loses upwards of 80 to 85% of its rum to the Angel's share. The elusive aromas show vanilla, orange zest, coconut, creamy coffee, roasted nuts, spice, toasted oak, raisins, dried apricots, caramel and chocolate. The redolence sweetly intensifies in the flavors and focuses the spices“clove, fennel, cinnamon; it is here, on the palate, that influence of the sherry barrels shines the brightest. The finish persists, patiently drying the sweetness with a light smokiness and warming spices that linger. This is marvelous the absolute perfect rum to convert single malt enthusiasts over to rum try this neat or with an ice cube.