Filed under: Spirits
We know the liquor cabinet is getting crowded, what with the old favorites and the latest tastemaking selections you need to keep up with, but allow us to widen your choice by just one: Brugal Extra Viejo rum. The dark amber elixir, aged from three to eight years in American oakwood casks, hasn't been available in the U.S. until now.
Behind the gold braiding that wraps every bottle of Brugal you'll find a bevy of flavors and notes: vanilla, almonds, raisins, toasted oak, pipe tobacco, roast coffee, warm toffee, hot cocoa, hints of nutmeg and anise. Not the kind of thing you'll want to drown in a bath of Coca-Cola, Brugal is best sipped straight or with a single cube. But who are we to tell you how to drink? We're only here to let you know what your friends might be looking for behind your bar. Should you decide it's time for traditional Extra Viejo Dominican rum, amigo, your liquor merchant will need $25 greenbacks for a 750ml bottle.