An award-winning premium rum producer from the Dominican Republic, Brugal unveils a limited-edition, luxury collection of bespoke Brugal 1888 bottles designed by Alexander Mijares. The celebrated Miami artist used 11 bottles as a canvas to portray Latin heritage, a shared love of family, the pursuit of passion, and the diverse energy of Miami culture. Eight of the pieces will be available to the public after December 1 with one purchasable via auction, and proceeds will be donated to a local South Florida charity.
Alexander Mijares was inspired by the beauty behind the process of rum-making. Brugal was founded in 1888 by Don Andrés Brugal, who sailed from his native Spain to Cuba to learn the art of rum-making, before settling in Dominican Republic to start his company with his family. They first cultivated the land and sugar cane and then began to distill rum. Once the liquid was perfected, Don Andrés traveled across the island and later the world to share his exceptional Dominican rum.
Mijares’ one-of-a-kind works will be unveiled at the Perez Art Museum’s Annual Art Basel Celebration on December 1, and eight bottles from the collection will be available for public purchase afterward.
One piece “Brugal Passion, Heart in a Glass” will be auctioned, with proceeds benefitting Special Compass, a South Florida-based organization. “Brugal Passion, Heart in a Glass” portrays the pursuit of passion, a common goal shared by Brugal, Mijares and Special Compass. It is the only piece in the collection that features an original, hand-shaped sculpture designed to hold the custom bottle.
This is Brugal’s second collection as part of a larger artist series. In 2021, Brugal unveiled 18 bottles encased in Huichol art designed by Mexican artist Cesar Menchaca. Additional global Artist Collections will be unveiled next year.
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