Brugal Papá Andrés 2015 Alegría Edition Rum
Brugal // Dominican Republic
Developed by Brugal Master Blender, Jassil Villanueva Quintana, this is the second release of what has long been the Brugal family's private reserve rum, blended from 36 old casks stashed away for safekeeping in Brugal's warehouses. Papá Andrés is named in honor of Brugal's founder, Don Andrés Brugal Montaner, while this edition, "Alegría", translates to joy. The accompanying crystal decanter, set inside a brightly adorned presentation box with an illustrated collector's' book, were all created by Spanish designer Javier Mariscal. Only 1,000 decanters were released, with all profits going to the Brugal Foundation.
Aged RumRum that is aged, but no specific type or size barrel required. No set time required for length of aging, but will often carry an age statement (which should be taken with a grain of salt). Often thought of as "sipping rums".
"A deep, resonating nose captures your attention immediately, with raisins, candied fruits, brown sugar, and caramel. Find a luscious, velvety mouthfeel with a complex but balanced palate, offering oak, sherry, dried fruit and a light caramel and molasses. The finish starts slow then builds to a pleasant, lingering warming, with closing notes of spice, wood and sherry."