Good news, everyone! A second shipment of Brugal rums arrived via Planetary Express. Well, not really, but the deliverman looked suspiciously like Philip J. Fry from Futurama. Click here to read my other Brugal article which has more background on the distillery and reviews of two additional rums.
Brugal Blanco Especial Rum (80 proof)
Appearance: Crystal clear.
Nose: Lots of lemon citrus high notes, fresh sweetness.
Flavor: Quite smooth and creamy with marshmallow and rock candy flavors.
Finish: Finishes a bit dry and with a slight but of minerality. Perfect for a Daiquiri or Mojito. A very nice rum for everyday use in cocktails calling for a light rum.
GSN Rating: B+
Brugal Extra Viejo (80 proof)
Appearance: Crystal clear copper color.
Nose: Sweet, caramel and oak nose.
Flavor: Very woody with caramel notes. Dark chocolate caramel with a slight menthol quality. Sweet tobacco and molasses.
Finish: Short, with dry tannic notes.
Use this for extra body in a tiki drink or in a pre-prohibiton cocktail calling for a dark rum.
GSN Rating: B
For more information about Brugal rum click HERE.