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Angostura 1919

Angostura 1919

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Angostura 1919 8 Year Old Trinidad Tobago Rum: A Detailed Tasting Experience

The Angostura 1919 8 Year Old Trinidad Tobago Rum is a premium aged spirit boasting a rich heritage and exceptional smoothness. Here at The General Wine Company, we're delighted to offer this exquisite rum to our discerning customers. This detailed tasting note will guide you through the sensory journey of Angostura 1919, highlighting its unique flavour profile and suggesting perfect serving methods to fully appreciate its complexity.

A Legacy in Every Bottle

The Angostura name is synonymous with quality spirits, particularly their world-renowned aromatic bitters. However, their rum expertise is equally impressive. The 1919 designation pays homage to a pivotal moment in Angostura's history. In 1932, a fire ravaged the government customs warehouse in Trinidad. Amongst the destroyed goods were barrels containing rum distilled in 1919. These fortuitously salvaged casks revealed a remarkable aged rum, inspiring the creation of Angostura 1919. Today, this expression embodies the legacy of that discovery, crafted using a blend of meticulously aged rums for a truly exceptional sipping experience.

Visual Delight: Colour and Clarity

Angostura 1919 greets you with a beautiful amber colour, hinting at the rich depths of flavour within. The rum boasts a lovely clarity, indicative of meticulous ageing and filtration processes. As you swirl the rum in your glass, observe the slow-moving legs that cling to the sides – a testament to the spirit's viscosity and body.

Aromatic Symphony: Unveiling the Nose

The first sip of Angostura 1919 is an invitation to an aromatic symphony. Hold the glass close and take a deep breath. The initial aroma presents a delightful interplay of sweet and spiced notes. Rich caramel and vanilla dance alongside hints of cocoa and baking spice. A subtle whisper of molasses adds complexity, while a touch of oak from the ageing barrels rounds out the bouquet. As the rum opens up, you might detect fleeting hints of tropical fruit and floral nuances, creating a truly captivating olfactory experience.

Tasting the Liquid Luxury: The Palate Awaits

The palate of Angostura 1919 is where the magic truly unfolds. The first sip delivers a luxuriously smooth and creamy mouthfeel, a testament to the rum's extended ageing. The initial sweetness unfolds with flavours of honey, toffee, and brown sugar, beautifully complemented by the warmth of baking spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. Hints of cocoa emerge, adding a touch of depth and chocolatey richness. As the rum lingers on the tongue, subtle oaky notes become apparent, offering a pleasant dryness that balances the sweetness perfectly. The finish is long and warming, leaving a lingering aftertaste of caramel, vanilla, and a hint of spice.

The Art of Serving: Unlocking the Potential

Angostura 1919 is a versatile rum that can be enjoyed in a variety of ways. Here are some perfect serving suggestions to unlock its full potential:

  • Neat: For the true connoisseur, sipping Angostura 1919 neat allows you to appreciate the full complexity of its flavour profile. Simply pour a measure of rum into a snifter glass, warm it slightly with your hands, and savour the aromatic journey and luxurious mouthfeel.
  • On the Rocks: Enjoying Angostura 1919 on the rocks allows you to control the dilution and adjust the rum's intensity to your preference. Large, slow-melting ice cubes are ideal to minimize unwanted watering down. As the ice melts, the rum opens up, revealing new layers of flavour.
  • Classic Cocktails: Angostura 1919 elevates classic rum cocktails to new heights. Try it in an Old Fashioned, where its rich sweetness and depth of flavour beautifully complement the citrusy and bitter notes of the other ingredients. It also shines in a Mai Tai, adding a luxurious smoothness and complex character to this iconic Tiki drink.

A Premium Rum for Discerning Palates

The Angostura 1919 8 Year Old Trinidad Tobago Rum is a remarkable spirit crafted with exceptional quality and a rich heritage. Its smooth mouthfeel, inviting aroma, and complex flavour profile make it a joy to sip and savour. Whether enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or in classic cocktails, Angostura 1919 promises a truly unforgettable tasting experience. Visit The General Wine Company today and add this exceptional rum to your collection.

 

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