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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.
Beautiful bottle and packaging , rums a nice golden colour and I pick up plenty of vanilla in the nose. Quite a harsh taste but reasonably smooth with a shortish finish. I tried this straight but struggled with the harshness so tried as a mixer with a good cola , very nice so thats how it will suite me.
The vanilla flavor is very strong. Oak and chocolate are present. A good rum to start rum exploration. But too young and not complex enough. I'm waiting to test the 1824.
Aroma: Angostura rozhodně není sladký rum, naopak, ve vůni se krom lehké kořenitosti, vanilky a včelích pláství dle mého názoru objevuje i určité medicínské aroma, ovšem není to ona jódovost, jak ji známe u whisky z Islay, patrně jde o vliv zmiňovaných dubových sudů po bourbonu. Jedná se tady jen o můj subjektivní dojem a názor, v zahraničních recenzích ji nikdo nezmiňuje, mně ale přijde na tomto kousku nejvýraznější.
Chuť: To, co slibuje Angostura ve vůni, se projeví i v chuti. Suchý příliv kořenitosti, opět zmiňovaná vanilkovo-dřevitě-medicinální až „desinfekční“ stopa. Vše skvěle vyvážené, harmonické. Poměrně dlouhé dokončení, stopa zakouřené dřevnatosti.
Shrnutí: Prozatím nejzajímavější rum, jaký jsem měl možnost ochutnat, zřejmě i nejdrsnější a nebál bych se říct i nekompromisní. Rozhodně si mě nezískal na první ochutnání, jeho přednosti a kvality jsem docenil asi až při třetí-čtvrté ochutnávce, nebyla to ona láska na první pohled, o to víc jsem si tento kousek nakonec oblíbil.
However much I try other rums for an everyday sipper, I always seem to come back to this one. It's not subtle, too much oak, too obvious, but that is what I really like. It doesn't try and be anything that it isn't and as such, I am a great fan. My perfect everyday sipper.
One thing does annoy me though, is often the bottles seem to be underfilled. Or maybe they are putting 70cl in a 75cl bottle. Whatever, when the bottle comes with the level mid to top shoulder, it doesn't look good.
Great vanilla nose. Lovely taste. Not very sweet but remarkably smooth vanilla character, with a light and distinct oaky finish. There's not a lot of added sugar in the 1919, wich I find makes it a pure expirence. Not that there is anything wrong with sweet rums, this one if just different
But seems to have a doctored taste, perhaps a little too sweet and vanilla but not unpleasantly so.
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.
Had this once and enjoyed it, I would buy it again and saviour it
the oddest tasting rum in my collection, but not in a bad way.
It is good flavor, like a vanilla ice cream with apple pie.
However, taste is not enough richness for me.
I got bored of this rum easily.
...read a lot of reviews that seem to be splendid, due to that high expectations. Not really met. For an 8 year old totally fine, the nose should be more pleasant...after drinking not very lasting...I would imagine much better as a mixer.
6.5 to a 6.75
Lækker rom som har dejlige noter af vanilje og røg. Dejlig bare at nyde til en film eller sammen med venner.
Starting with the nose this is an above average rum. As a sipper it is full bodied rum with just a slight burn. Also a great mixer across the board perfect for any bar. This will be a part of my bar moving forward.
Le rhum est bon et bien fait. C'est un bon nom pour commencer à boire du rhum en dehors des cocktails.
It was my first rum experiance. Nice sweetness an tasteful aromes
Smooth rum that goes great with a Rum & Coke mix or any of your favorite mix drinks. They've redone the bottle but kept the same great taste. Definitely worth a try...
smooth, mellifluous and a bit oaky. Probably the best rum I've tasted (I am not a great expert)
I don't mind it. Can drink it quite happily, but not my thing as it lacks a sweetness that I look for in rum.
Color: gold; Smell and taste: predominantly vanilla; Taste of alcohol a bit too present for me, but mostly at the beginning - rapidly replaced by a subtle taste of vanilla. This is not a liquor, but a real rum with a nice vanilla taste, and I like it. A little bit more expensive than the Mount Gay XO, while the latter is a bit to me, hence 7/10, rather than 8/10. Would like to taste the 1824.
I'm not sure whether to rate this as a budget sipper or an expensive mixer. Either way, it's pleasant enough but not great value for money.
At almost twice the price of Mount Gay Eclipse, it's not really going to transform your cocktails. Compared to sippers at this price point, Angostura 1919 lacks depth and character.
Nice vanilla sweet nose. Sweet start into sharp vanilla weak body. Abvish and oaky a bit. Longer semi sweet vanilla end
A really pleasent rum for a fair price. Very fruity and smooth. I like this one.
Purchased a bottle of Angostura 1919 on sale for $35 CAD. Overwhelming taste of vanilla, two sips and I poured the bottle down the drain. Never again.
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