Brugal Rum Marks 135 Years

Brugal , an ultra-premium rum producer from the Dominican Republic, is marking 135 years during which generations of the Brugal family have led the charge with continued creativity in their industry and an unwavering commitment to preserving the rich heritage of Dominican rum-making.

This dedication, passed down through five generations, has ensured that the legacy of Brugal remains an example of excellence in the world of premium spirits, celebrating not just the past but also the promise of a remarkable future.

The Brugal journey began when Don Andrés Brugal and his family embarked on a voyage from Spain and Cuba to the shores of Puerto Plata, where they laid the foundation for an enduring legacy. They cultivated sugar cane, distilled rum, and, in a stroke of genius, harnessed the tropical sun to create a uniquely light and pure spirit. This pioneering spirit of exploration led Don Andrés to set sail once more, sharing the finest Dominican rum with the world.

Through five generations, the brand's innovative techniques, including the signature double aging and the pioneering Aromatic Cask Toasting, have set new standards in the world of premium rum. Today, Brugal is led by fifth generation Maestra Ronera, Jassil Villanueva Quintana – Brugal's first female and the industry's youngest rum master – as well as Miguel Ripoll Castellanos, and Gustavo Ortega Zeller. 

A Portfolio of Excellence:

The portfolio today includes:

Brugal 1888 is an ultra-premium rum with depth and complexity that is also perfectly balanced and smooth, making it the ideal spirit to enjoy neat or to unlock the full flavor potential of spirit-forward cocktails. A deep amber color, Brugal 1888 Doblemente Añejado is made using a unique double cask aging process and offers a sophisticated sweetness of dried fruits and spicy woodiness on the nose, while caramel, vanilla and a hint of honey round out the palate. SRP: $45. For a limited time, select retailers will boast bespoke Brugal 1888 lanterns just in time for the holiday season, which can then be reused to hold your favorite candle.

"Andrés Brugal Limited Edition" a prestige expression, is an homage to founder Andrés Brugal's pioneering spirit, meticulously crafted by fifth generation Maestra Ronera Jassil Villanueva Quintana. It skillfully blends two double-aged reserves with first-fill single casks, resulting in a liquid masterpiece that encapsulates quintessential Dominican flavors. SRP: $2,500.

"Colección Visionaria," Brugal's latest release, is a limited-edition ultra-premium sipping rum developed by Brugal's fifth-generation Maestra Ronera, Jassil Villanueva Quintana, showcasing a brand new and first-of-its-kind, innovative Aromatic Cask Toasting technique used to toast the rum with the warm, flavorful essence of all-natural Dominican ingredients without those treasures ever coming into contact with the storied liquid. Redefining what it means to craft ultra-premium rums, Brugal unleashed a new toasting process with the world with the launch of Colección Visionaria. The first edition, "Coleccion Visionaria Edición 01 Cacao," evokes the lush cacao fields of Villanueva Quintana's childhood and presents a rich, elegant, and well-rounded sipping experience that pays tribute to the brand's Dominican heritage. SRP: $100.

This holiday season, is offering a thoughtfully curated gift set featuring Brugal 1888's beautiful bespoke lantern packaging – available in select retail markets.

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