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.
Starting with a French designed still made by Savalle capable of producing 5400 litres of alcohol/day, todayâ€™s production capacity is more than 65,000 litres of alcohol/day. There are ageing warehouses with a total capacity of 80,000 casks. It bottles more than 600, 000 cases of rum/year. Exports are mainly to the US, UK, Europe and the rest of the Caribbean.
Angostura 1824 is a blend of the finest mature rums, hand-picked by the Master Blender from selected casks. These rums are aged in charred American oak bourbon barrels for a minimum of twelve years and then skilfully hand blended and re-casked. Upon the rumâ€™s optimum maturity it is hand-drawn, filtered and bottled. It is offered in very limited supply for your enjoyment. Sip and enjoy this extraordinary and sensually crafted blend neat, on the rocks or with your favourite cigar.
Nose: Caramelised sugar and cola bottles, creme brulee, butterscotch and Terry's chocolate orange. Rich fruits, raisins, plums and a dash of sulphur.
Palate: Fresh rubber, more cola and sweet plastic. Oaky notes, ginger spice, menthol and cola bottles on the finish.