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Angostura

Distilled in : Trinidad & Tobago
Slogan : "Flavouring the world since 1824"
Available Rums : "Angostura Bitters, Angostura Orange Bitters, Angostura Reserva Rum, Angostura White Rum, Angostura 5 Year Old Rum, Angostura 7 Year Old Rum, Angostura 1824, Angostura 1919"
Origin : More commonly known for the Angostura Bitters created in 1824, Angostura's ventures into Rum distillation can be traced back to 1945, following the purchase of the rum distillery, Trinidad Distiller's Limited.
Leaving his native Germany in 1820, Johann Gottlieb Benjamin Siegert set forth on his adventures, heading to Venezuela to aid Simon Bolivar in the fight against the Spanish throne. Appointed as Surgeon-General of a military hospital in the town of Angostura, Johann used his scientific knowledge to create a remedy to aid in the recovery of the soldiers in his care. By 1824, his efforts were rewarded with a unique blend of tropical herbs and plants which he called Amargo Aromatico - Aromatic Bitters.
Over the next 6 years word of his bitters and their medicinal practicallities had spread and with Angostura being an important trading post on the Orinoco River, the bitters were being shipped around the world. By the time of his death in 1870, he had formed a partnership with his son Carlos, who travelled the world to exhibt the bitters and their practical uses. By the turn of the 20th century, having decided that Venezuela was not as politically stable as would be desired, the Angostura company moved to the Caribbean island of Trinidad, where it has been ever since.
The company also started bottling bulk rum from other distillers, but it wasn't until 1945, after many ears of research into fermentaton and distillation processes that Angostura bought its own distillery and started producing its own rums. Since the turn of the 21st century, Angostura has won many awards for its rums including the 2009 best rum award at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition for its 1824 rum.
Angostura 1824
Type : British Caribbean Rum
Grade : Premium
Base Ingredient : Molasses
Age : 12 Year Old
Country of Origin : Trinidad & Tobago
Strength : 40% Vol / 80 Proof
Availabilty : Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, United States and other Worldwide locations
Bottle Blurb : "Aged 12 Years"
Angostura 1919
Type : British Caribbean Rum
Grade : Premium
Base Ingredient : Molasses
Age : 8 Years Old
Country of Origin : Trinidad & Tobago
Strength : 40% / 80 Proof
Availabilty : Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, United States and other Worldwide locations
Bottle Blurb : "A marvelous a˝ejo made from a blend of light and heavy molasses-based rums aged for a minimum of 8 years in charred American oak bourbon barrels.

Angostura« 1919 rum possesses a rich, golden-amber hue with excellent clarity. The rum exudes a complex bouquet brimming over with aromas of cocoa, molasses, caramel and vanilla."
"It is remarkably soft and well rounded as the rum glides over the plate without a hint of harshness or biting edge. Within moments it opens up, revealing a generous and long-lasting array of toasty flavours. The finish is warm and very relaxing."
Angostura 5 Year Old
Type : British Caribbean Rum
Grade : Gold
Base Ingredient : Molasses
Age : 5 Year Old
Country of Origin : Trinidad & Tobago
Strength : 40% / 80 Proof
Availabilty : Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, United States and other Worldwide locations
Angostura 7 Year Old
Type : British Caribbean Rum
Grade : Gold
Base Ingredient : Molasses
Age : 7 Year Old
Country of Origin : Trinidad & Tobago
Strength : 40% / 80 Proof
Availabilty : Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, United States and other Worldwide locations
Bottle Blurb : "In the heart of the Caribbeanlie the unspolit islands of Trinidad and Tobago, the home of Angostura Rums and Bitters."
"For almost 200 years Angostura has been exporting some of the world's finest spirits from this island paradise, famed for its incomparable assortment of rare and beautiful butterflies."
"Today the butterfly adorns out labels - a colorful symbol of the unique, smooth taste of Angostura rum."
Angostura White Rum
Type : British Caribbean Rum
Grade : Silver / Blanca
Base Ingredient : Molasses
Country of Origin : Trinidad and Tobago
Strength : 37.5% Vol / 75 Proof
Availabilty : Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, United States and other Worldwide locations
Bottle Blurb : "Angostura White Rum is a blend of light Rums, produced in Trinidad and Tobago from carefully selected Sugar Cane molasses. With aromas of tropical fruit, banana and coconut it is an ideal base for cocktails or with your favourite mixer."
"Dr Johann Siegret established Angostura in 1824 and was a fond lover of rare butterflies. To this day, there remains a unique collection of tropical Butterflies in the museum of Angostura, of which the Ulysses species is featured on this bottle."