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Angostura 1919 rum is produced in Trinidad by blending a combination of light and heavy molasses distilled rums. These rums spend at least 8 years aging in American oak bourbon barrels.
The name Angostura "1919" refers to the event in 1932 when Angostura's distillery was destroyed by fire. Miraculously, a handful of barrels filled with rum from 1919 survived and were purchased by J.B. Fernandes - the master blender of Fernandes Distillers.
Good rum is surprisingly hard to find in the UK outside of airports and mail order deliveries. As such I was pleased to find that Sainsburys stocked this rum in their stores. That remains its greatest redeeming feature! It's not a bad rum, and I sipped my way through the bottle, but it is remarkedly average. I accept that rum is a very personal thing and that tastes differ, but I am very much surprised by how well this rum fairs in the reviews. There's certainly much better out there
je ne le reprendrais pas maintenant que j'ai le 1824 bien plus abouti!!!
sec et parfumé, mais pas très fin je trouve.
autant partir vers son grand frère pour se faire vraiment plaisir.
Drank it but can't remember it! Perhaps that says it all really?
Taste 5/10. Only for whisky guys but even so for whisky lovers this is bad....
Packaging, cork and bottle are magnificent at it's price point. Absolutely worthy of a premium rum twice as expensive.
The scent is sweet and promising. Regrettably it tastes very floral - something I personally don't like.
Too light, too much of an alcohol presence. Ok for mixing but why spend this much for a mixing rum?
It was a present. I find the vanilla smell too much. Not very interesting compares to a nice Longpond rum. Have to get rid of it now.
It has a very bright color and lots of high notes. It is a decent rum, but it must be consumed with ice, which lowers my rating. As stated before it has a lot of high notes and almost no low. That gets a little tiring when drinking because it all tastes the same. The drink has moments where it shows promise but falls flat in the end.
I'm missing the classic rum sweetness. The colour a light brown version, with a medium smell and bit boring taste & aftertaste.
Dissapointed, saw this on the rum list in a bar in Shrewsbury, as not tried it before thought great a new rum on my list....glad I bought a Ginger ale and lime to mix with it as not the best sipper only good for mixing not for me but buy it and make your own decisions
I don't drink many light or golden rums but I have tried enough to know this is far from a good example.
Taste: Lots of sugar, vanilla.
Body: All in the front with that sugar. After-taste is a little bitter.
Very expensive (44 Canadian) for a sub-par product (in my opinion)
This is a little rough around the edges to drink by itself. Better when adding a splash of Coke Zero. Nice aroma with notes of vanilla with a simple and uncomplicated flavor.
I was given this rum as a gift and the bottle is very beautiful.
The taste however is way to heavy on vanilly making it almost nauseatingly to drink straight up.
It might do better in a dark n' stormy, but as a rum to drink straight up it's just not that good.
...you like it or you hate it.
Angostura rums have a characteristic herbal note - from the nose to the throat.
The rum is otherwise smooth and beautiful but I don't like the aroma.
Taste like fine expensive rum diluted with water. Expensive mixer.
I don't know what was the intention making this rum... alcoholic taste, bad afterburn, smells terrible... It is only drinkable with coke and a lot of ice, but seriously, for this amount of money just buy something else.
Many years ago, when dinosaurs walked the earth, you could order a vanilla coke made to order - by a real human - using real vanilla syrup, real Coke syrup, and soda water. Angostura 1919 tastes like old-fashioned vanilla coke. Very easy to guzzle this stuff neat without breaking a sweat...but that's the problem. It's sugary sweet. Not to be taken seriously.
Bought a bottle of Angostura 1919 while vacation in Trinidad and had high expectations since Angostura is a very well known rum distiller, but the flavor profile is a mess and the afterburn is horrendous. I would not spoil coke by mixing it with 1919.
For me, this is pure acetone, yack! Not in anyway can I recommend this
Way too much vanilla. Noxious.
The taste is hard to explain. Definitely dry, quite light. Chemical (like if someone dumped too much vanilla extract).
I’m insulted by the idea that somebody thought they could pass this off as genuine rum. It's unacceptable for a rum to be this blatantly perfumed. I'll spend more time trying to figure out how to get rid of the bottle then actually drinking it. Garbage.
The vanilla says it all: A fake rum. And the sweetness supports the claim.
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