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.
The 7yo rum is a light, column still spirit that is aged for a minimum of seven years in ‘once used’ bourbon casks until it can be bottled and enjoyed to the full.
Nose: Offers golden syrup and black treacle. Some cocoa, spices. Bourbon smoke, char, vanilla.
Palate: Dark chocolate, burnt sugar. Tiramisu. Creamy.
Finish: Crème brûlée and custard, a little cocoa and coffee, a hint of tar.