Monday, December 19, 2016
Angostura, a Trinidad rum and bitters producer has “reviewed all internal processes” and found all is “in order” following allegations about the “integrity” of its rum age statements. Acting CEO Genevieve Jodhan confirmed that all bulk rums exported by Angostura conform to the importing country’s rules of origin, citing compliance with internationally accepted manufacturing process standards. In a statement released by Angostura, the business confirms it is “audited three times per year by an external accredited business standards company”.
Genevivieve Jodhan stated that all is accurate regarding the brand’s international rum portfolio. Angostura Reserva, Angostura 5 YO, Angostura 7 YO, Angostura 1919, Angostura 1824 and Angostura 1787 all carry the Authentic Caribbean Rum (ARC) marque. The marque is accredited by the West Indies Rum and Spirits Producers Association (WIRSPA) and guarantees products bearing it are made from fermented molasses, distilled, aged and bottled according to Caribbean Common Market and the age statement is that of the youngest rum in the bottle.
Claims of Angostura “buying bulk rum” and repackaging it for sale, “in breach of the European Union’s rules of origin” are simply not true. Internal records and documents indicate that we have not breached any country’s rules of origin.”