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Tasty, but not quite great
I bought this over a retailer in Switzerland for CHF 34.00 (USD and CHF are about equal at this time)
This was very disapointing...
My go to Rum (means: the cheapest Alcohol that I am able to enjoy... NEAT of course) is the Havana Club Especial. I order the Especial from the same retailer for CHF 26.00
The Angostura 7 is nowhere near from the taste and smell of the Havana Club Especial.
The nose is very flat: a little bit of wood and some cane sugar, nothing wrong but nothing pleasant for sure.
The taste is boring... quite alot of wood for a 7 year old and a little bit of cane sugar, very dry and a little bitter.
Finish is nearly inexisting... some wood, very dry, a little bitter, very little afterburn, which is the only thing that was better than the Havana Club Especial which have a little more afterburn...
Not worth the price at all.
I bought for the same price a bottle of Abuelo 7 (CHF 34.00) which is a premium rum...
instead of the rotating closure you get a cork closure.
Nose: intense, a little similar to the Zacapa 23 solera. A lot of molasse very sweet, a hint of wood but not dry and honey and vanilla in the back
Taste: smooth, pretty sweet, very harmonic. Very oily but not sirupy like HH Rise
Finish: not too long but very pleasant, honey, vanilla, oak. Not dry nor bitter. Very little afterburn...
N- Lush of promising nutmeg, spice tea, minted chocolate and exotic local fruits initially, but these compote of fine notes gone hiding after a few seconds, before reemerge and sways towards tobacco smokes in the middle, light whiff of rubber lurking, earthy, toffee and tannic of coffee with classic banana. Well integrated, playful and fragrant without being flabby. (21/25)
P- Ripened sweet fruits coated with butter and bitter caramel, butterscotch, waxy, spices and burns charred nuances. Medium body, balanced, round and velvet. (20/25)
F- Medium, nutty, waxy and chewy with restrained spiciness and sweetness. (19/25)
Weighted Rate:- 80pt
— at The Rum Bar KL.
It's Saturday night and it's time for the rum review. The house of Angostura can trace its start back to 1824 when a German Doctor, Johann Gottlieb Benjamin Siegert,who at the time was a Surgeon General for the Venezuelan Army. He created the now world famous blend of herbs of which we know as Angostura bitters. When he developed this blend he called it Amargo Aromatica. Originally founded in the one called little town of Angostura (now called Bulivar city),the production was relocated by his son and grandson to the Port of Spain, Trinidad in 1876. Remaining famous for its aromatic bitters the rum was starting to get well known. Their rums are and have been distilled in a 5 column still and have been awarded several awards for gold and silver for all the rums they make. The Angostura 7 year old rum is no different, 80 proof and produced by taking out of the first column a good helping of heavy distillate it is then aged in American white oak and then blended with one that's been through the entire 5 column system. Once blended it is then aged for an additional 7 years to mature in single used American Bourbon barrels. Once aged it is again blended and bottled at 40% alcohol by volume. In the glass Angostura 7 year is light amber and gold in color and leaves a thin film on the inside of my snifter. Once the medium thin legs form they slowly crawl back to the reservoir. This rum is loaded in aromatics and flavor. Upon first pouring, butterscotch, vanilla and fine pipe tobacco fill the air above the glass. After a few minutes a milk chocolate and a fine Equadorian coffee arise and join the other scents. The entry is extraordinary and smooth. Lightly sweet with honey and oak spice flavor. This is followed after adding a ball of ice, butterscotch mixed with orange zest making this one very sippable rum. The finish makes it even better a good vanilla bean flavor from the oak goes down smooth with almost no burn.
Drinks can range from the Cuba Librè to a frozen tropical drink. This eve I'm drinking it with Goslings ginger beer a splash of Austrian peach schnapps and key lime juice. Neat is the favorite but I have to have a cocktail with the review. This rum will be transferred to my onion bottle once the review is posted. For the weekend that's it from me have fun with the remaining weekend visit family if their close by or at least call them up and wish them joy and happiness. Till the next week stay safe stay alert stay alive and drink responsibly. Another great rum will be reviewed by yours truly, till then down the hatch.
I could say that is a going well with coke, but man, for the price range you should find something else without coke
Final verdict: I will not buy it again
I finally got my hands on a bottle of this one from Angostura. All four of my Angosturas are rated at a 7, but by rankings the 1824 ranks 25th, their 1919 ranks 26th, this 7 Year ranks 54th, and their 5 Year ranks 69th. This is with 163 rums being reviewed.
If you like the unmistakable unique taste of Angostura rums, then go for whichever one of them your budget can afford. This one was $28. I personally think that their 1919 represents the best value and taste. This line of rums clearly falls into the Love Them Or Hate Them category.
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