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Angostura 1824 12-Year rum

Angostura 1824 12-Year

Trinidad and Tobago | Aged

Angostura 1824 rum is a blend of rums aged for at least 12 years in oak barrels. The aged rums are blended, re-casked, and upon maturity hand-drawn for bottling.

This rum is named and crafted in honor of Dr. Johann Siegart's founding of Angostura house in the city of Angostura, Venezueala in 1824. Angostura 1824 rum production is now based in Trinidad.

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Posted 3 days ago by Daniel from Netherlands with 4 ratings

Ordered this one again. In my mind it was a darker tasting rum with hints of coffee, caramel and hazel.

The reality from the current bottle however is little to no scent. The thickness is nice and smooth in your mouth. But no real stand out tones in the taste and slightly sour aftertaste.

Could be that I am getting a cold which is affecting my taste so I’d try again soon.

Posted 26 days ago by Wolfe Tone from Netherlands with 54 ratings

Sweet and spicy with dark chocolate, licorish, bayleaf and a distinct taste of cough syrup. Not really enjoyable to be honest.

Posted 30 days ago by dajana from Belarus with 29 ratings

Pleasant softness in taste, dry fruits, leather, creamy chocolate. Incredible pleasure.

Posted 3 months ago by marekfiser from Czech Republic with 65 ratings

I really like my Angosturas just I like Cihuatans (but if any I prefer the latter from Salvador as it seem more "cultivated" and generally rounder taste in spite of more % of alcohol). Though it's really not easy to differ the "neighboring" types from each other, I generally like their typical characteristics - rounded taste, sweet cherry & honey tones and little bittery finish. Overall I've had better but I can't imagine anyone to dislike this rum so combined with cool packing and decent price for younger models makes an ideal present to occassional sippers among the relatives.
UPDATE: though it depends what I am eating or drinking with as I don't like to sip my rums alone, I must raise +1 point as liking it more and more, especially with sweet teas or sweet snacks. This rum is in my opinion getting more and more awesome and I did like it from the first sip, unlike its older brother/cask. That may be eventually updated as well after I buy another one :) as relatively new to rums and still "settling" my taste. Though I am still having hard time to distinguish some top-tier old Angosturas from each other, they are so easily dist. from other brands, simply for being so above average and full of sweet-cherry-fruity tones and awesome finish. (People are freq. mentioning tobacco smell and taste here which I can not judge as practically non smoker.)

Posted 4 months ago by randycous (PREMIUM) from United States with 45 ratings

Nice flavor. Paired well with a walk on the beach in Grand Case. Well balanced flavor and sweetness.

Posted 5 months ago by Kiwipirate from New Zealand with 17 ratings

Ok so I am still fairly new to rating premium rums and I feel I am still finding my feet but that being said, it's obvious that this is a decent standalone rum and the producers of it should feel proud that it's a fine product.

I've always have maintained that for anybody new to premium rums then a good introductory for them is Ron Zacapa 23 Solera or Diplomatico Exclusive Reserva. They are solid benchmarks and will immediately inform a novice sipper that the Bacardi, Captain Morgans and Bundaberg they are used to forcing down at their local pub are swill and good for little else than mixing. This I think, is now a 3rd option for those introductory recommendations to what real sippers should be like.

Popping the bottle I immediately get hit with a strong whiff of alcohol and think to myself that it immediately comes across as more scotch than rum. How pleasantly surprised I am when I take my first mouthful and find no burn whatsoever (for the record I chucked a couple cubes in anticipation it would burn and may need watering down).

It's a nice rum with some thin but lasting legs, it has a decent deal of complexity going on, it's sweet but not too sweet. Nor does it have that nasty ethanol whiff that some other brands out there have that pretend to be sippers until you take your first sip and realise that it its not really a sipper.

For a 12 year old rum, I think it's respectable, with a good deal of complexity and I look forward to trying more in their range.

Molasses, oak, honey, caramel, toffee and maybe tobacco or something odd there that sits in the corner and then comes out in strength after the mouthful goes down. Nice waxy coating mouthfeel you get with certain scotches. I personally rank this a 7.5. It's not good enough to break an 8 given some of the excellent rums I've given 8 and above to but with a friend on a lazy Sunday arvo with some chill music, good weather and sunshine, it works just fine.

Would definitely try again. Wondering how it will fare as a mixer as it does have a fair amount of complexity to it that might be drowned out.

Posted 6 months ago by Dan from United Kingdom with 55 ratings

If I'm honest, white rum isn't my favourite, but this is very serviceable.

Posted 6 months ago by PitBullCH from Switzerland with 27 ratings

This is an excellent sipper with a cube or two of ice, helps to soften the over-sweetness - otherwise very nice, very drinkable.

Posted 6 months ago by AZMark (PREMIUM) from United States with 20 ratings

I like the 1824 Angostura. Was able to compare to the 1919 bottle. 1824 is darker, less sweet, less harsh. Maybe compare 1919 as a Rye version and 1824 as a bourbon version. I appreciate the less sweet, less sugar version. I’ve not been to Trinidad and Tobago, but I can dream, with the Angostura 1824. Enjoy!

Posted 7 months ago by Nielf from Denmark with 162 ratings

Meget frisk rom med smag meget frugtet smag og duft.