Country: Dominican Republic
Aged: 2-6 years
Alcohol: 40% (80 proof)
Price: $13-$18 (750 mL)
All bottles of Brugal Añejo rum come encased in a thin braided
and crosshatched yellow rope, which gives it a unique and
appropriate touch of mystery.
The deep amber-colored spirit is very woody on the nose, with
touches of vanilla and chocolate hiding behind the oak.
The rum pours with fair weight and has a medium amber color.
At first sip there appears to be some alcoholic heat that
The bite is very present when sipped neat but somewhat softened
when on ice, which releases a faint buttery taste. It has
a very full, grippy mouthfeel full of wood tannins. It finishes
moderately long with notes of oak, spice and some subtle
sweetness. It's a little too dry, but
overall this is a good rum. It can be enjoyed on the rocks or
mixed with coke or other liqueurs.
The Brugal Añejo is a pretty decent rum, but the wood notes are
pervasive and dominate the flavor. There’s enough sweetness to
keep the rum from being one-note, but its woody taste and dry,
tannic mouth feel beg for some touches of molasses or sugar
That said, for about $20, the Brugal Añejo is a really good
bargain for an aged rum, and its taste is certainly more
interesting than some common anejos in its price range.