Angostura 1919 Trinidadian Rum

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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.

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Review and Tasting


Sampled on 25/04/2016

Appearance:

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

Aroma:

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

Taste:

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

Aftertaste:

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

Overall:

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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Product Information

Barcode UPC: 0 075496 667006
Bottle Size: 700 ml
Closure: Screw / Stelvin cap

Barcode UPC: 0 075496 331969
Bottle Size: 700 ml

More about Angostura 1919

Produced by: Angostura Ltd
Owned by: Angostura Holdings Limited
UK distribution by: Amber Beverage UK

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