As a self-anointed rum aficionado, I was very pleased to receive a bottle of Brugal 1888 Gran Reserva as a gift from our founder, Paul Anthony. Though my experience lies mostly with rums produced in my home country of Venezuela, I allowed little time to pass before I sat down to try this special edition offered by Brugal. Founded and continuously operated in Puerto Plata, the Brugal family name is rarely left out of short lists when considering the most…