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Angostura 7 Year Old

Angostura 7 Year Old

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Angostura 7 Year Old Rum: A Deep Dive into a Trinidadian Treasure

The Caribbean island of Trinidad and Tobago is renowned for its sunshine, beaches, and of course, its rum.  Angostura, a name synonymous with aromatic bitters, also crafts exceptional full-bodied rums, and their 7 Year Old expression is a prime example. This detailed tasting note will guide you through the sensory experience of Angostura 7 Year Old Rum, exploring its aroma, flavour profile, and ideal serving suggestions.

A Rich Mahogany Attire

Angostura 7 Year Old greets you with a rich, deep mahogany colour. As you swirl it in the glass, the rum leaves a slow-moving trail, hinting at its viscosity. Hold the glass up to the light and admire the beautiful clarity of this aged spirit.

An Alluring Aromatic Symphony

The first sip of Angostura 7 Year Old is best enjoyed neat, allowing the rum's full character to unfold. Take a deep breath and immerse yourself in the enticing bouquet. Vanilla, the star of the show, mingles with hints of milk chocolate and espresso, creating a creamy and inviting aroma. Underlying these sweeter notes are subtle hints of oak, a touch of baking spice, and a whisper of molasses, hinting at the rum's molasses base.

A Flavourful Journey for the Palate

The initial taste of Angostura 7 Year Old is surprisingly smooth, with the alcohol heat pleasantly integrated. The flavours echo the aromas, with creamy vanilla leading the way. Hints of milk chocolate and toffee emerge, followed by a touch of honey and roasted nuts. The oak influence becomes more apparent on the mid-palate, adding a touch of spice and dryness that complements the sweetness. As the rum lingers on the tongue, a subtle note of molasses peeks through, reminding you of the rum's Caribbean roots. The finish is medium-bodied and satisfying, with a lingering warmth that invites another sip.

Crafted with Caribbean Expertise

Angostura's 7 Year Old rum is a blend of several rums, all distilled from molasses using column stills in Trinidad. These rums are then aged for a minimum of seven years in ex-bourbon barrels. This ageing process is what imbues the rum with its complex flavour profile, as the rum interacts with the residual sugars and char from the bourbon barrels. The result is a well-rounded, sophisticated rum that reflects the expertise of Angostura's master blenders.

Serving Suggestions to Savour the Flavour

Angostura 7 Year Old Rum is a versatile spirit that can be enjoyed in a variety of ways. Here are some suggestions to get you started:

  • Neat: As mentioned earlier, enjoying Angostura 7 Year Old neat allows you to fully appreciate its complexities. Simply pour a one-ounce measure into a rocks glass, swirl it gently, and savour the aroma and flavour profile.
  • On the Rocks: For a slightly cooler and more refreshing experience, serve Angostura 7 Year Old over a large ice cube. The ice will slowly melt, diluting the rum ever so slightly and opening up its flavours further.
  • Classic Cocktails: Angostura 7 Year Old elevates classic rum cocktails. Try it in an Old Fashioned, where its rich character complements the citrus and bitters. It also shines in a Mai Tai, adding depth and complexity to this tiki favourite.
  • Premium Rum and Cola: For a simple yet satisfying highball, combine Angostura 7 Year Old with a high-quality cola and a squeeze of lime. The cola's sweetness complements the rum's richness, while the lime adds a refreshing touch.

In Conclusion: A Treasure from Trinidad

Angostura 7 Year Old Rum is a testament to the art of rum-making in Trinidad and Tobago. Its rich colour, inviting aroma, and complex flavour profile make it a sipping rum to be savoured. Whether enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or in a well-crafted cocktail, Angostura 7 Year Old promises a truly delightful Caribbean experience. So, raise a glass and embark on a flavourful journey with this exceptional rum.

Looking for the Perfect Bottle?

Look no further than The General Wine Company. We offer a wide selection of premium rums, including Angostura 7 Year Old. Visit our website or our store in Liphook to explore the world of rum and discover your new favourite tipple.

 

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