Ultimate Beverage Challenge 89 points - Chestnut brown/mahogany color. Nose is rich, intensely nutty (walnut butter), creamy, buttery, oily, slightly spiced (black pepper), tobacco-like. Flavor features more of the tobacco and walnut than anything else except for toasted marshmallow and oaky vanilla. Complex, concentrated aftertaste closes the circle on this jammy, profound rum. (Mar 2015)
Brugal Papa Andres,which was created for and enjoyed by the Brugal family,the Maestros Roneros of the brand, for five generations has never before been released for sale. It is the ultimate expression from the brand that is defining premium rum.
Affectionately named Brugal Papa Andres after the company’s founder Don Andre´s Brugal, this precious, limited edition release provides rum drinkers, connoisseurs and collectors alike with a new expression of extraordinary quality to enjoy and to treasure.
Papa Andres is an annual blend hand-crafted by Brugal’s Maestros Roneros, each different from the last. Each blend contains rums from three different casks: Spanish Oak seasoned with Oloroso Sherry that have been hand-selected by The Macallan’s Master of Wood, Spanish Oak seasoned with Pedro Ximenez Sherry and American Oak seasoned with Bourbon.
Only 36 rare casks were hand-selected from our inventory of over 250,000 byt he Maestros Roneros to make this unique liquid for our 2013 release and there are less than 50 decanters allocated to the US.
The crystal decanter was designed by Tridimage and created by the world renowned crystal manufacturer, RCR in Italy.
The metal face plaque has been hand polished and finished with a sand blast engraving inspired by Dominican architecture and executed by the Glencairn Crystal Studio in Scotland.
|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.