Angostura is probably better known for its aromatic bitters than for its rum. The company’s founder, a German named Dr. Johann Siegert, arrived in Venezuela in 1820 and was later appointed surgeon general in the town of Angostura. Siegert perfected his bitters in 1824 as a remedy for fever, stomachache, and a roster of other complaints. Angostura Bitters became internationally famous by the late 1800s. The company got into rum marketing in the early years of the 20th century, and then opened its own distillery in Trinidad in 1945.
An amber coloured rum with green and orange reflections on the edge of the glass and a wonderfully luminescent colour. A strong, aromatic bouquet with lightly wooded notes of coconut, cloves and lemon zest, with a further hint of vanilla that appears with the addition of water. The palate is soft and delicate, with notes of tropical fruits, green mangos, bananas and a lightly spicy finish.