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, today’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 1919 is a specially blended multiple award winning rum, which celebrates a very particular date in the development of the rum industry in Trinidad & Tobago, as well as the Caribbean.
After a fire in 1932, which destroyed the Government Rum Bond, the master blender of Fernandes Distillers, J.B. Fernandes, bought the charred casks, only to discover they had been filled in the year 1919. The prized rum was skillfully blended and called “1919 Aged Rum."
Nose: Rich and spiced. Cola, toasty oak. Vanilla spice and caramel. Plenty of ginger and molasses.
Palate: Juicy, sweet. Allspice, caramel, creamy vanilla. Molasses.
Finish: It finishes on vanilla cream, rounded and spiced.