Brugal 1888 /
Orsoni Venezia 1888
I. BRAVE BEGINNINGS
'Brave Beginnings' is a visual anthology that captures the early chapters of Orsoni and Brugal, brought to life through four meticulously crafted Brugal 1888 bottles, adorned with stunning Venetian mosaics. Each bottle showcases pivotal moments that defined the beginnings of these two timeless brands. The stunning life-like mosaics transport you back to 1888, when founders Don Andrés Brugal and Angelo Orsoni embarked on their journeys, shaping the course of their families' histories for generations to come. The pieces highlight their shared values of excellence, innovation, and hard work, which have become the driving forces behind the unrivalled success of Brugal and Orsoni today. They serve as a powerful reminder that every great journey starts with a bold step forward, driven by the courage to pursue one's dreams.
II. MASTERY OF CRAFT
'Mastery of Craft' is a shining testament to the level of expertise and creativity required to transform everyday raw materials - fire, sugarcane, wood, sun, and molten glass - into exquisite works of art. These six bottles feature intricate mosaics that capture the essence of the craftsmanship and dedication that goes into every step of the process. Brugal's expertise in cask mastery ensures that only the smoothest, highest-quality rum is produced. While each bottle’s iconic net wrapping, delicately hand-applied to this day, makes Brugal 1888 instantly recognisable around the world. Meanwhile, Orsoni's ancient Byzantine mosaic traditions have remained carefully guarded and passed down by the Orsoni family for centuries. The pieces illustrate the unique mastery of these time-honoured techniques, entrusted exclusively to the eyes and sensibility of both cask and furnace master to ensure the perfect blend of rum and smalti in each piece.
III. OUR DOMINICAN FAMILY
Our 'Dominican Family' is a heartfelt tribute to Brugal's roots, its warm and welcoming spirit, and the brand's profound ties to the island that has been its home for over a century. Each of the six bottles tells a story of how homeland and family has shaped Brugal – from the music that fills its streets to the lush landscapes that provide the rum’s raw ingredients. Brugal’s dedication to bringing out the best of its communities is matched only by the generosity and warm hospitality of its people – whether it's a tour of the distillery, a tasting experience, or simply sharing a glass of rum with friends, Brugal creates an environment that is inviting and inclusive, making everyone feel like part of the family. This dedication and warm approach has made a profound impact on the history of this small, but mighty island, shaping the country's reputation for producing some of the world's finest rums. These bottles embody the beauty and complexity of this land and its people, and of Brugal's deep connection to both.
Our 'Legacy' theme encapsulates the deep respect for heritage that both Orsoni and Brugal have strived to impart to each successive generation. Each of the four bottles in this represents a unique aspect of the two brands’ legacies, told through the artistry of hand-cut Venetian mosaic. The legacy of family is a cornerstone of this theme, with each generation of the Brugal and Orsoni families passing down their passion, dedication, and love for their craft to the next. The legacy of giving back is also highlighted, with Brugal's commitment to bringing out the best of its island and its people, paralleled with the Orsoni family's tradition of teaching the ancient craft of mosaic to inspire future generations of artists. The community of people who make up both brands are also celebrated, as they have woven together their expertise and passions to create something that continues to be enjoyed and marvelled from every corner of the world. And, of course, the legacy of each brand's respective precious material, Brugal 1888 rum and 24K gold leaf mosaic, are showcased in stunning detail. These pieces are a testament to the enduring history of both brands and serves as an inspiration to all of us to cherish our heritage, give back to our communities, and celebrate the people and traditions that make us who we are.