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Brugal releases Maestro Reserva rum in UK

Premium rum brand Brugal has released Maestro Reserva. The ‘sipping rum’ uses a cask toasting technique Brugal names ‘Dark Aromatic Tasting’.
In the cask toasting process, the rum is aged in American oak sherry casks. The rum is then removed and the casks are toasted to “extract natural caramel pearls” from the wood’s sugars. The rum is then returned to the toasted casks. 
The result, according to Brugal, is an oaky sipping rum with notes of red fruits, caramel, dark chocolate, and dried fruits. 
Maestra ronera Jassil Villanueva Quintana said: “My family deeply embraces the elegance and soul of Brugal rum, and I've absorbed a wealth of wisdom from the generations of Maestro Roneros who came before me.
“By leveraging this knowledge and my unwavering passion, all while paying homage to the Brugal family legacy, I've crafted a rum that is ‘moment perfect’. My hope is that Maestro Reserva graces all of life’s big celebrations, alongside cherished ones, forging moments that will endure for centuries to come.”
Brugal has been distilling spirits in the Dominican Republic since it was founded in 1888 by Don Andrés Brugal. Its current maestra ronera (rum master), Villanueva Quintana, is a fifth-generation rum master of the Brugal family. She was appointed maestra ronera in 2011 at the age of 24, making her Brugal's youngest ever and first female rum master. 

19 March 2024 - Lucy Schofield