One great guy started the Angostura Distillery in 1824. One great Rum celebrates the man.
If someone utters the name "Angostura" you will be forgiven if the first thing that you think of is their production of that small bottle of indispensable awesome flavor, Angostura Bitters. This little flask with the oversized label and aromatic character is an ubiquitous ingredient in more cocktails than we can count. But as profitable and prolific as this essential element of cocktail greatness is, there is more to the Angostura Distillery than spice.
You may be surprised to learn that Angostura Distillery’s real claim to fame is the industrial-scale production of some of the finest Caribbean Rum in the world. In fact, on the islands of Trinidad and Tobago, Angostura OWNS the Rum production. Most of their Rums are sold to brand bottlers and blends, but they have quietly started issuing a range of premium Rums under their own, storied nameplate.
The 1824 Premium Rum is named in honor of the founding of the House of Angostura, paying tribute to Dr. Johann J.B. Siegert ― the man who started it all. It's a blend of Gold Rums, 3 different juices aged from 6 to 17 years. It's a beautifully balanced Trinidad and Tobago Rum that's bottled at 80 proof and has enticing notes of bananas, dried fruit, caramel, and wood.