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Angostura 1919 8-Year rum

Angostura 1919 8-Year

Trinidad and Tobago | Aged

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.

6.9/10 (372 ratings)
Tasty, but not quite great

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Posted almost 3 years ago by Paul B (PREMIUM) from United States with 350 ratings

Having tried Angostura 7-Year several years ago, I was not at all pleased with it and told myself that they should just stick to making great bitters. After reading through these reviews, I have decided that this $33 bottle is the best way to try them again. Their 1824 would run me another $24 and I was not about to take that risk for something marginally better. This time I don't regret buying it.

The aroma is of some type of exotic mint with a pleasant smooth sensation on the tongue. Going down the pipe feels like vanilla mixed with some exotic Trinidad spices. Very different and very pleasant. A nice surprise. For those who like to mix their rums, ginger ale is a match made for this one.

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Posted almost 3 years ago by Mark N from Netherlands with 18 ratings

Pretty extreme on the vanilla and not much of a lasting finish. However: smooth, uncomplicated and not too sweet. Ok for every day.

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Posted almost 3 years ago by kventin from Hungary with 29 ratings

Nagyon megszerettem e rumot, vaníliás, enyhén fűszeres, tölgyes , jó szagolgatni és inni egyaránt ...legyengése hosszú, kissé száraz, alkoholos-fűszeres !! ( az üveg masszív, ölni lehet vele ) :)

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Posted almost 3 years ago by Epos from Germany with 11 ratings

Von Geruch her wirklich sehr ansprechend! Etwas Holz, Vanille und ein wenig Frucht. Normalerweise lasse ich meinen Rum gut 15min stehen, bevor ich ihn trinke, dann ist er nicht so scharf, aber bei diesem Rum ist es nach meinem Geschmack besser ihn gleich zu trinken. Wenn er zu lange steht, schmeckt er mir irgendwie etwas zu rauchig und nicht so fruchtig. Trinke ich ihn nach dem einschenken, ist er zwar etwas schärfer, aber die Aromen sind mehr vorhanden und er schmeckt nicht rauchig... zwar ist er dann etwas schärfer, man schmeckt den Alkohol mehr, aber alles in allem ein besserer runderer Geschmack! Ebenfalls schmeckt mir dieser Rum mit Eis besser als auf Zimmertemperatur... halt irgendwie alles anders aber gut :)

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Posted almost 3 years ago by cascode from Australia with 1 rating

Nose: A nice light fragrant nose, floral with vanilla, cherry cola, ginger, caramel, orange and coconut.
Palate: Soft, sweet arrival that turns spicy around the tongue with cinnamon and orange. Smooth, relaxed and warming.
Finish: Spicy vanilla
Smooth and sweet but also light. Spicy enough to be interesting as a sipping rum, no burn, silky. Works well as a mixer, but nice enough to keep for sipping. A great introductory mid-band rum and very good value at the price.
88/100, or 7/10 here.

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Posted almost 3 years ago by Leif Jansson from Sweden with 3 ratings

Godaste romen under 300 kronor. En njutning för gommen. Inte för spritig som många billiga är, utan en mjuk rund kola ton.

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Posted almost 3 years ago by C. F. from United States with 28 ratings

Color is blonde. Sweet, fruity, and floral on the nose. Light alcohol burn from start to finish. Reminiscent notes of honey toward the end with just a hint of tobacco. Easy to sip and great to mix. This is a great introductory rum.

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Posted almost 3 years ago by Robert Macků from Czech Republic with 12 ratings

Sweet rum wit smooth end, good taste, tasty body...

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Posted almost 3 years ago by Canadian Captain from Canada with 55 ratings

Pale straw color, nice sweet smell, delicious taste. Soft on the tongue, clean taste. Fantastic on ice, very drinkable neat.

Highly recommended for a new rum drinker.

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Posted 3 years ago by poosu from United States with 38 ratings

I got a bottle of this as a gift and had high hopes. As I have always stated I am no connoisseur, but I drink aged rum regularly on the rocks. While definitely a good rum I felt it was about equivalent to Bacardi 8 at a significantly higher price. As a result I can't rate it as high.