Friday, September 25, 2015

Angostura No. 1 is Coming Back

Angostura No. 1 Once Used French Oak is the first Angostura rum finished in Cognac casks
     Angostura No. 1 Once Used French Oak is the second edition in The Cask Collection and is the brand’s first rum aged in French oak casks.   The rum is made up of liquid aged for a minimum of 10 years in American oak casks. This rum was then blended and matured for a further six years in French oak casks that once held Cognac.
     “The Cask Collection limited edition range is a celebration of the House of Angostura’s rich heritage and artistry in blending some of the world’s finest rums,” said the brand’s master distiller John Georges.   “We’re thrilled to share the second edition to the range – No. 1 Once Used French Oak – with rum aficionados and enthusiasts worldwide to show that the craft of rummaking has no boundaries.”
      Described as having a flavor of peach, candied apricot, almonds and oak, Angostura No. 1 Once Used French Oak has been bottled at 40% abv.   Around 15,000 bottles will be available in Europe, the Caribbean, Australia and the US this autumn.
     I'm really glad to see the Angostura No. 1 brand coming back.  The last edition was absolutely flavorful and a favorite of so many of my customers at the Rum Bar in Key West.  As soon as this one becomes available, It will be on the shelf for your enjoyment.