There aren't many ultra-premium rums around that reached the age of 15 before being offered for sale. The House of Angostura is showing off with a new sipping rum that is a blend of several 15-year-olds.
Angostura 1787 Caribbean Rum was introduced Monday at the popular Ruby Cocktail Bar in Copenhagen, Denmark. I've got a query in to company officials to find out when it will become available in the U.S.. market, and at what price.
The new blend, says the company, commemorates the establishment in 1787 of the first sugar mill on the Caribbean island of Trinidad, at the famous Lapeyrouse sugar plantation, in 1787. It consists of rums chosen from the House of Angostura’s extensive aging warehouses, each of which has been aging for 15 years in charred oak barrels.
No word on exactly how many rums are in the mix, but the result is floridly described as "a rich mahogany in color with hints of bronze, beautifully balanced, with a medium-bodied palate, and a sweet bouquet of banana, dried fruit and oak with top notes of apples. Its taste carries a hint of dried prunes and sweet rounded oak notes entwined with toffee nuances, with a long, crisp finish."
It is bottled at 40% abv (80 proof), presented in a heavy, rounded bottle with a thick glass base, emblazoned with the signature of Dr. J.G.B. Seigert, the founder of Angostura, and packaged in a heavy brown and orange box.