Color: A beautiful crystal clear rum with an amber hue which appears brilliant and bright.
Nose: Smooth to the nose with aromatic nuances and a light woodiness. Its aroma is a mixture of honey and dried fruits with traces of caramel.
Palate: Smooth and well-balanced on the palate, with subtle fruity and slightly sweet notes.
Aftertaste: Pleasant aftertaste, light and delicately lingering.
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 87 points - Precise and delicate bouquet of spicy orange peel, white flower and caramel. Quite bright on the palate, slightly smoky and displaying vanilla and baked peach flavors. A lengthy, well-balanced finish with a slight saline quality ensues. (Apr 2014)
Distilled for dryness: Brugal’s distillation removes many of the heavy alcohols that give other rums their sweetness, resulting in a clean, dry and smooth spirit.
Aged for smoothness: XV is a unique blend of rums that combine rums aged 3 to 8 years in White American Oak Casks (Former American Whisky) and rums aged 2 to 3 years in ex Pedro Ximenez Sherry Casks. The result is a perfect marriage of dry rums with exceptional smoothness and flavor.
|A DIFFERENT KIND OF RUM
Since 1888, we’ve been creating distinctly different rum, and there are two very important things that set Brugal apart from others.
The first is the Brugal method of distillation, which removes much of what other rums leave in, resulting in a spirit that is cleaner, dryer and less sweet. The second is an unwavering dedication to cask-aging every drop of Brugal, today using the same wood policy as the world’s finest Single Malt Scotch Whisky.
Because we cask-age our rum in the year-round heat and humidity of the Dominican Republic, maturation is accelerated, contributing to a balanced, sophisticated family of rums unlike any other.
A DIFFERENT APPROACH TO MAKING IT
Take good care of your home. It’s a simple philosophy, and for the Brugal family, the Dominican Republic has been home for over five generations.
Byproducts from the fermentation process are converted to biogas that now accommodates 70% of the distillery’s power needs. Carbon dioxide is captured from the distillery processes and used for beverage carbonation instead of being released to the atmosphere. The wood from retired barrels is converted to biofuel and the steel is recycled. Brugal leads the spirits industry with a systematic program to reclaim and recycle glass packaging from bar, restaurant and retail partners in the Dominican Republic .
These are just a few of the ways in which we are acting to ensure a positive legacy for the next five generations and beyond.