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SANTO DOMINGO. –George Arzeno Brugal, former head of Dominican Republic’s biggest rum maker, passed away early Friday in Tampa, Florida.

Don Georgy, as he was known, had left the country last week after taking part in the Government-sponsored talks to deal with the effects of the global economic crisis.

He was the president of the rum and beverage company Brugal, founded in 1888.

In February last year the famous distilling company Edrington announced its purchaser of 83% of the Brugal company shares for 400 million dollars.

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16 comment(s)
Written by: Gringo_1, 6 Feb 2009 11:34 AM
From: Dominican Republic, Bring DT Forum Back
Sad day today. Let's all toast a Brugal tonight.
Written by: gouletcolonial This user is banned, 6 Feb 2009 11:44 AM
From: Cuba, it is a secret the censors are looking for me
Brugal it was the best rum ever made in St Croix USVI
Written by: Divinna, 6 Feb 2009 1:04 PM
From: Dominican Republic
Dominican Rum
Written by: Manhattanite, 6 Feb 2009 1:58 PM
From: United States
A Brugal it is tonight!
Written by: mannyberrios, 6 Feb 2009 2:50 PM
From: United States
I will have one in his honor. May he rest in peace.
Written by: old_school_trinitario, 6 Feb 2009 2:54 PM
From: Dominican Republic, San Carlos, barrio de matatanes, aqui no invente
I'm putting down a full bottle on his memory.

Brugal el rum numero 1 en calidad

Written by: PuntaCanaMike, 6 Feb 2009 2:58 PM
From: Dominican Republic
My Macorix can wait a day....cheers to him!
Written by: LAVERITE, 6 Feb 2009 3:12 PM
From: Haiti
from the best rhum in this side of the island, rhum barbancourt to the best rum on the other side of the island, brugal, rip.laverite.
Written by: Carmen, 6 Feb 2009 5:05 PM
From: United States, New York City
May he rest in peace, I can't, because of his BRUGAL, I have a twelve year old who does nothing but drives me crazy! Thank you Brugal. Don't get it twisted I love my daughter with all my heart I just can't be at peace! Bye the way she was made in the Dominican Republic as well!
Written by: old_school_trinitario, 6 Feb 2009 5:19 PM
From: Dominican Republic, San Carlos, barrio de matatanes, aqui no invente

i will guess that have of the Dominican Population was made under brugal influence.

so is safe to say that All Dominicanz have a little brugal in them
Written by: Cibao, 6 Feb 2009 6:07 PM
From: United States
Agreed Old_School. Brugal was Viagra in DR when Viagra did not exist yet.
Written by: babycakes1926, 7 Feb 2009 3:18 AM
From: United States
I don't remember not ever having a bottle of brugal in the house.
Written by: babycakes1926, 7 Feb 2009 3:19 AM
From: United States
All of my non-dominicans friends have brugal at their house... its the best.
Written by: CaptMarcosSamana, 7 Feb 2009 11:49 AM
From: Dominican Republic
From Isla de Bermudez,
Today, I will drink Brugal in his honor.....last night's Goslings Black Seal is still on my lips. He changed la Republica! I will make it a point when I'm making 'mi primiero ninos de la Republica'.
Written by: Thetraveller, 7 Feb 2009 1:28 PM
From: United States, Florida
Sad news! The best time of my life I owe to this man and his family and company, Osvaldo Brugal, espero que si alguien lee esto y te conoce pueda pasarte mi agradecimiento y que te acompaño en estos momentos de tristeza, Ustedes se portanron super bien con todo el grupo, Mil Gracias..
Edwin............ Dirigible Brugal (Dominican Tour 2003)
Written by: kokoloco, 7 Feb 2009 1:31 PM
From: Dominican Republic
While I prefer Barcelo Imperial when drinking straight up, my MamaJuana is always filled with nothing but Brugal. I'll down that tonight.

May you RIP Don Brugal.
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