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Our History

“A STORY MADE TO BE SHARED.”

Everyone has their own story, their own legend – and Brugal is no different.

Our tale starts nearly 130 years ago, in Puerto Plata, with Don Andres Brugal Montaner and his belief in the value of passion, dedication and hard work. Stories this good are made to be shared, just like Brugal itself.

1888

Brugal & Co. was founded by Don Andrés Brugal Montaner.

1920

Brugal creates the first aged rum in the Dominican Republic.

1952

“Brugal Añejo” rum is created.

1976

Extra Viejo, the first premium rum of the Dominican Republic is created by Brugal.

1981

Brugal begins exporting to the USA.

1986

Construction of new facilities in Puerto Plata – one of the most modern facilities of its time.

1988

Created Brugal Siglo de Oro as a celebration of its 100th anniversary.

1996

Brugal starts exports to Spain.

2008

Brugal & Co. announces its association with Edrington.

2010

Brugal becomes the No.1 rum brand in Spain.

2013

Brugal launches its first super premium rum, Papá Andrés which is awarded World’s Best Super Premium Rum