Perhaps more famous for its aromatic bitters, Angostura Limited has been in the business of rum making through its production company, Trinidad Distillers Limited, since 1947. It ferments, distils, ages, blends and bottles alcoholic beverages, mainly rum, in Laventille, Trinidad, West Indies.
By the turn of the century, the Company ventured into the rum market, at first just in bottling bulk rum from other distillers. After years of intensive research in fermentation and distillation processes, the Company installed a state-of-the-art distillery in 1945 heralding its entry into the production of rum on a major scale.
By the end of 1960, the Company had extended distribution of its products to over 140 countries across the world, becoming well known internationally for its high quality rums in addition to the now world famous Angostura aromatic bitters
In 1985 Angostura Limited became the proud recipient of a National Award, the Humming Bird Gold Medal, for its contribution to industry in Trinidad and Tobago, the first company to be so honoured.
Within the past few years, Angostura has doubled its overall distillation and storage capacity in Trinidad with average production levels rising from 1.3 million litres in 1960 to 20 million litres in 1998. At the turn of the century, rectification capacity increased to 50 million litres. More than 95% is exported to consumers all over the world. "Especially now, since the company is affiliated with well known houses such as Hine, Belvedere, Marie Brizard and Burn Stewart, who are all part of the CL Financial's drinks company - CL Worldbrands."
The core business of the House of Angostura is now located on a 20 acre complex in Trinidad and includes its administration facility, a museum, art gallery, auditorium, merchandising shop, wine and spirits retail outlet, dining room and hospitality suites which facilitate visitor tours.
Released in the latter half of 2016, Angostura's 15 Year Old "1787" is a rum that's well-suited to sipping neat. Matured for 15 years in charred oak ex-bourbon barrels, Angostura 1787 celebrates the establishment of the first sugar mill in Trinidad in 1787, at the Lapeyrouse sugar plantation.
Rich mahogany with bronze highlights. A sweet bouquet of banana, dried fruit and oak with top notes of apples. Well balanced, a medium bodied palate with hints of dried prunes and sweet rounded oak notes entwined with toffee nuances. Long and vibrant on the finish.