Angostura 1919

Angostura 1919 Trinidadian Rum

Difford's Guide
Discerning Drinkers (4 ratings)

alc./vol: 40%

Proof: 80°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: No age statement

Product of: Product of Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago

A blend from rums distilled from fermented molasses at the Angostura Distillery in Trinidad and aged for up to 8 years in American oak ex-bourbon casks. Formulated to resemble the original Fernandes 1919 rum.

In 1932, a fire destroyed the Trinadad & Tobago Government Rum Bond. Joseph Bento Fernandes, a master blender and owner of Fernandes Distillery, shrewdly bought the casks that survived the fire. When he sampled the casks he found a number marked ‘1919’ due to being casked that year were particularly good. He created a new blend of rum based on these casks. The new blend proved very popular and when Trinidadian troops volunteered to serve in World War II, Fernandes sent a bottle of his 1919 to each of the troops. Some years later Joseph sold this brand, along with his distillery, to Angostura who have created this 8 year old blend in the style of Fernandes original 1919.

Review and Tasting

Sampled on 25/04/2016


(new label bottle introduced 2016) Clear, golden yellow.


Pungent vanilla pods, dried apricot and fresh passion fruit with mocha coffee, toasted coconut, tobacco leaf, nougat, vanilla and almond.


Medium-bodied. Zesty kumquat, passion fruit, light muscovado sugar and grilled pineapple with faint roasted almond, black pepper spice and subtle eucalyptus.


Vanilla fudge, mocha coffee, zesty orange and mild cinnamon spice.


The 2016 new label is a dramatic improvement on previous bottlings. Medium-bodied with generous vanilla, zesty citrus and mocha coffee and passion fruit.

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Produced by: Angostura Ltd
Owned by: Angostura Holdings Limited

Angostura Ltd

Status: Operational
Established: 1947
Owner: Gruppo Campari
Capacity: Not supplied
Visitor Policy: Not generally accessible
Tel: +1 868 623 1841
Website: Angostura Ltd
Address: Corner Eastern Main Road & Trinity Avenue, Laventille, Port of Spain, Trinidad
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