Brugal 1888 Rum Expands into Texas


August 17, 2023

Brugal 1888 Rum bottle and glasses Texas

Brugal 1888, the double-aged rum produced in the Dominican Republic, announced its expansion into Texas. Rum continues to rise as one of the most popular spirits in Texas and Brugal 1888 will host “Wonders Await at La Casa Brugal,” an immersive event that invites guests into the Brugal family’s version of a Dominican Hill Country retreat, where traditional Dominican culture meets warm Texan hospitality.

“We eagerly anticipate sharing the rich heritage and culture of our ultra-premium rum with the Texas community,” said Brugal 1888 Maestra Ronera Jassil Villanueva Quintana. “I personally love to enjoy our rum while spending time with family and friends or to celebrate life’s big moments – and I am confident that Brugal will be just as loved in Texas as it is in my home in the Dominican Republic, Puerto Plata.”

“Wonders Await at La Casa Brugal” will take you inside Don Andres Brugal’s Hill Country home away from home for an immersive, multi-space sensorial experience. The event series is scheduled to make appearances in three Texas cities over the upcoming months, with the first taking place this August in San Antonio, in honor of National Rum Month.

The night will begin with a welcome drink that reenacts how Brugal Maestros would historically greet travelers once they arrived in the Dominican Republic. Following the warm welcome is a journey into the magical aging warehouse for a sensory-driven, guided tasting session that brings to life the influence that Brugal’s hand-selected barrels have on the ultra-premium rum.  The evening then concludes at La Reunion Intimate in the Salon Bar – a recreation of Don Andrés’ favorite spot in his home where family and friends alike would come together for one final toast. 

The signature Brugal experience first debuted in Miami in August 2022 and the most recent ‘Wonders Await at La Casa Brugal’ event took place in New York City in March 2023. Mark your calendars and prepare to be enthralled by the essence of La Casa Brugal as it makes its tour through three iconic Texan destinations: 

  • Stop 1: San Antonio, TX at Hotel Havana on August 15-18, 2023. Click here to RSVP
  • Stop 2: Houston, TX at The Houstonian on September 20-23, 2023. Click here to RSVP
  • Stop 3: Austin, TX with location and dates TBD.

“Our goal is to integrate our cherished family history and traditions of the Dominican Republic with Texan culture through La Casa Brugal,” continued Brugal 1888 Maestra Ronera, Jassil Villanueva Quintana. “This extraordinary experience will transport consumers to the very origins of our founder and my great-great grandfather, Don Andrés Brugal, where you’ll discover the artistry behind crafting and aging our rum in the finest hand-selected casks over the past five generations.”

Settling in the Dominican Republic after journeying from Spain and Cuba, Don Andrés Brugal founded Brugal in 1888 with his sons. They cultivated sugar cane first and then began to distill rum, harnessing the warmth of the tropical sun to cask-age and imbue their spirit with rich complexity and flavor. Don Andrés set sail once again to share the very best of Dominican rum with the world, and each successive generation of Maestros has since followed in his footsteps.

For more than 135 years, each generation of Brugal family Maestros have played an essential role in carrying out the brand’s legacy and passion for rum-making. Just like her predecessors, the brand’s current rum master and fifth generation Maestra Ronera, Jassil Villanueva Quintana has dedicated herself to creating truly exceptional rums. Jassil was recognized as the youngest female rum master in the world, by World Record Academy in 2015.

Brugal 1888 is produced via a double-aging process, which is unique for rum. It is first aged in ex-bourbon casks for up to eight years and is then extracted and given a new home in hand-selected, first-fill Oloroso Sherry casks. This process is what renders a phenomenal balance of smokiness and full mouth feel of Brugal 1888, which is difficult to replicate with any other rum in the world.

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