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A $1,500 Rum With a Charitable Twist

A $1,500 Rum With a Charitable Twist

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Rum aficionados, unite. Brugal Rum has just released their newest (and one of their most expensive) blends, Papá Andrés Alegría. The 2015 edition, a blend from the family’s private reserve, was created by master blender Jassil Vallanueva Quintana, the family’s youngest maestra ronera (master blender), who is just 28  years old — the youngest master of rum in the industry!

Subtly sweet, smooth and complex, this $1,500-a-bottle rum is a true limited edition, with only 1,000 bottles in circulation, just 97 of which are in the United States.

The name, Alegria, means “Joy,” in celebration of the family’s newest master blender joining the trade. It also refers to the bottle’s decanter, which was inspired by the color and warmth of the Dominican Republic and its people, capturing the feeling of alegría de vivir (joy in living).

The 40% ABV rum is traditionally golden-amber in color, offering a gentle medley of fruity notes and a smooth, lingering finish.

Profits from the bottles will go to a good cause, as well– the Brugal Foundation – dedicated to supporting education to improve the lives of Dominicans and the development of the Dominican Republic.


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