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Angostura 1919 8-Year rum

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.

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Posted 7 days ago by RockHaven from United States with 21 ratings

This one is light amber in the glass as would be expected from less time in oak (although 8 years seems long enough to bring darker color). The nose spicier and oakier than expected with hints of vanilla, caramel, and molasses. The nose brought greater hope than was delivered on the tongue, however, with lighter flavors than were promised by the nose. The finish left me wondering about the promise of the nose once again. In balance, the overall experience left me to put this one on the back shelf until necessity (Covid-19) forced it forward. After more experience, I liked this one more and more, albeit not as much as my other favorites.

Posted about 2 months ago by mamajuana from United States with 148 ratings

This review is for the older pictured bottle. I must say this is a decent rum all around. I had no issue finishing the bottle neat. The mouth and throat feel is incredibly nice. It has no off putting notes to it. Very well done!

Posted 2 months ago by Nerl from Canada with 6 ratings

I like this one, smooth with an after taste of sweetness around the lips and tongue. Some lingering after taste that I can't quite describe, but it's a good one.

Posted 2 months ago by WW from Netherlands with 31 ratings

One of the first sipping rums i bought. Nowadays i find the taste quite harsh compared tot Ron Abuelo or Diplomatico.

Posted 2 months ago by kheiligh (PREMIUM) from United States with 30 ratings

This was drinkable for sure, but outside of a lot of burn, there wasn't much complexity to the flavor or really anything going on, I felt. Good for mixing, but I wouldn't go out of my way for it.

Posted 3 months ago by hrh from Bulgaria with 20 ratings

Aroma is a bit acute. Smooth taste and solid body.

Posted 3 months ago by Rinushorn (PREMIUM) from France with 60 ratings

1919 célèbre la date de l'essor du rhum à Trinidad & Tobago après que des fûts aient été retrouvés au comptoir des douanes après un incendie.

Posted 3 months ago by artnoir666 from Sweden with 8 ratings

On the nose a slight touch of vanilla which is nice.
Palate is smooth and unoffensive. Very sweet.
Aftertaste short.

A Good beginners "Premium" Rum

Posted 5 months ago by peter75 from Netherlands with 13 ratings

The rum has a nice smokey smell
Good smooth rum with vanilla and some chocolate flavour and a Light woodtast.

Posted 5 months ago by apaniagua from Spain with 40 ratings

Un ron muy suave. Barrica, vainilla, café, frutas...

Posted 5 months ago by Nickolai Birjoo from Trinidad and Tobago with 6 ratings

Truly, one of my favourite rums.

1919, the bottle says it all really (no seriously, it has a whole story and the tasting notes - it really does make mention of most reviewable material). Not considerably sweet, but never diving into the bitter at any given time. Not quite subtle tastings of vanilla, toffee and a sprig of tobacco leaf, the flavour body is present, with a very similar nose. Smoother than Angostura's other fare, there is a noticeable chest burn that doesn't formulate from the throat. The best way to savour is not to keep it on the tongue, but relish the aftertaste - which is heavily vanilla and toffee.

Texture wise, easy to stir, low viscosity, not really reaching the water mark as it were, but aspiring to it. Almost like sucking on a butterscotch, but with more enthusiasm to make it less thick. A lighter golden colour sans ice is given way to a lovely dark caramel with ice.

Overall an 8 because it does Caribbean rum well (maybe it's a bit too smooth, but people like that) Nice nose, texture and taste, this one is a shelf regular.

Disclaimer: I taste (and drink) all my alcohol (mostly rum) seco, i.e. straight, no ice. If you wish to use this as a mixed drink, please look at another review (which you should be doing anyway, I'm just one man with a subjective palate after all) for a more complete reference.

Posted 5 months ago by Janne68 from Sweden with 13 ratings

Jaha vad säger man om den, lillebrorsan till 1824
Kändes inte alls så fyllig, ganska tunn smak. Den funkar men ingen woaw upplevelse.

Posted 5 months ago by Kevin from United Kingdom with 11 ratings

To be fair, this was one of my favourites, when I started drinking rum, around 12 years ago. Slightly harsh, taste of vanilla and caramel with a little afterburn. Slightly expensive for an 8 year old, but not overly expensive. Over the years, however, I’ve found numerous rums of a similar price that are so much better than this one. Kirk and Sweeney 12 yr old, for example, is normally cheaper, but is on a different level.

Posted 6 months ago by maraczizsolt from Hungary with 16 ratings

In this price range there are much more better rums. Not creamy, no additional flavours, only alcohol...

Posted 7 months ago by PierreM from France with 14 ratings

Rhum "tout doux", sur des arômes grillés, sans agressivité. Peut-être pas un grand rhum, mais un bon rhum.
A sweet rhum, with roadster flavours. Very pleasant, even if not a "great rhum".

Posted 7 months ago by Spidey-P from Netherlands with 63 ratings

This rum is strange to me. At one time I love it when I start sipping some and at other times it just aint good enough for me. I can't figure out why!

Posted 7 months ago by jfmurcia from Jamaica with 55 ratings

This is a versatile rum that works well as a sipper or mixer. Personally, I like dry rums that are not too sweet and this meets that criteria from the Angostura offering (it’s older brothers are too sweet and the No. 1 Sherry Cask is too expensive for the quality). I’d have this over the rest any day.

Posted 7 months ago by Manu from Germany with 17 ratings

Ein absolutes MUSS im RUM-Keller! Für den Preis bekommt meinen tollen Rum zum puren Genuss oder gern auch als Longdrink zu genießen.

Posted 7 months ago by Vicke from Sweden with 62 ratings

Entry level rum from Angostura that is better suited for drinks rather than sipping.

Posted 8 months ago by Tab44 from Australia with 19 ratings

Not a bad rum to finish the night off.
Definitely better rums to start with

Posted 8 months ago by Jay24 from Belgium with 13 ratings

Really sweet with nice caramel and vanilla taste. Easy to drink

Posted 8 months ago by Leo K from Canada with 51 ratings

Nice rum straight up and l would think if you enjoy T&T or Jamacian style rum you would find my rating low. Not a go to for me but will pick up on sale.

Posted 8 months ago by Myran from Sweden with 31 ratings

Är helt ok men inte inom top 10 en medelgod medelbra i både doft och smak, sticker inte ut men är helt enkel bara bra.

Posted 9 months ago by M.R.J. from Finland with 203 ratings

The vanilla says it all: A fake rum. And the sweetness supports the claim.