Well known now by all locals and prefered by most of our clients, Saona Cafe was probably the first in Bayahibe to distribute and praise this fantastic rum that can function as an aperitif as well as a digestif liqueur.
Brugal Leyenda (Spanish for Legend) is the latest expression released in 2015 as a tribute to the company's founder and first rum master, Don Andrés Brugal Montané, whose signature graces each bottle. This double matured rum first ages in American white oak previously used for bourbon and in Spanish red barrels.
Brugal is the name and brand of variety of rum from Dominican Republic produced by Brugal & Co.
Intense molasses and vanilla perfumes, orange-red in color, it is boldly sweet with complex flavors and has hints of honey and sherry which designate its full maturity from Brugals cellars. The fruit notes, such as dates, figs and peaches give this great rum a long finish on the palate.
A little Brugal history
During the second half of the 19th century, Andrés Brugal Montaner, a Spanish national who had migrated from Sitges, Catalonia, Spain to Santiago de Cuba, decided to move to the Dominican Republic and take up permanent residence in Puerto Plata. While in Cuba, Don Andrés acquired expertise in the making of rum, and based on that experience he founded Brugal & Co. in Puerto Plata, where the company produces several different kinds of rum. After introducing its dark rum into the market in 1888. It would mark the beginning of a long family tradition. Don Andrés, unknowingly, would become the forebearer of entrepreneurial leadership in Dominican society. In 1920 the company's first warehouses were built for the ageing of rum in oak barrels.
By 1976, with Extraviejo, the company developed the Premium rum segment in Dominican Republic. In 1998 Brugal & Co. launched Brugal Limón, Brugal Pasión and Unico. In 2005, the company launched 5-liter steel dispensing barrels for its medium and low-tier brands.
Today, the chairman George Arzeno Brugal and most of the board members are direct descendants of the founder of the company. Brugal is taking a lead role to establish that there is only one real rum - that which is actually produced from the sugar cane. Caribbean rum producers are concerned at the growing quantities of spirits being passed off as rum around the world. Efforts have now advanced hand in hand with the European Union to establish an official definition, and now Dominican rum can be classified under the prestigious label of Denomination of Protected Origin (D.O.P) as are the products of the region of Champagne, France and tequila from Mexico. With Brugal being the third largest producer of rum in the world, it has a lot to gain