Friday, May 2, 2014

Welcome Angostura No. 1 to the Rum Bar in Key West

     I arrived at the House of Angostura just a couple of days to early on my visit last November to be able to buy a bottle of this exquisite rum during its emergence onto the market, but thanks to Opici Wine and Spirits, we now have it at the Rum Bar in Key West today.

     This rum according to John Georges, the House of Angostura Master Distiller.  "Angostura No. 1 is a celebration of the House of Angostura's rich heritage and artistry in blending some of the world's finest rums. As the first rum to be introduced into The Cask Collection, we're thrilled to share this signature debut with rum aficionados and enthusiasts alike."

     I am equally excited to be able finally share this rum with my friends at the Rum Bar.  It has been a long while coming, but good things are well worth waiting for.   

     Angostura No. 1 is a limited release rum that is a combination mature rums aged 8 to 10 years,  then rested for an additional 12 months in first fill Bourbon Casks before bottling.    This blend was made in honor of Don Carlos Siegert, son of the brand’s founder, who had shared a vision with his father of creating one of the smoothest and well rounded rum in the world.

The rum has a nose that speaks of fresh fruits, vanilla, brown sugar, cocoa and grain.  On the Palate, the flavor is reminiscent of an fresh fruit tart as the combination of the grains and fruit come together in a good balance of dry and sweet flavors.  It has a medium viscosity with a rich amber color that draws you right in to this rich rum, perfect for sipping after dinner.
     Take the time to stop by this weekend and experience the quality flavors of this one of a kind rum from Trinidad.  ;)