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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.
Recommendable to most
Sugar: 16 gpl. A smooth rum with a heavy taste of Oak and tobacco with a hint of dark chocolate and vanilla. It's not a sweet rum and at $80 per bottle I don't see the value in this over some other rums in that price range The 1824 is a good tasting rum and it's worth having in your collection for it's different taste.
Good flavor, but the bite dominates. $'s don't equate.
edit-a fresh tasting/ that 6 may be too high. Something is overpowering here.
edited to add sugar test results- 18g
...while it might be better, the price difference in the UK at least, just doesn't make sense. OK the 1919 is much more commercial and a crowd pleaser but it is about half the price. It is rich and complex, but the price just makes my view of it a little jaundiced.
One if the smoother rums I've had. Just the right amount of slight spice with a shorter finish than expected. Strong brown sugar nose. Woodsy notes with a touch of molasses. Lacks some character and depth, or would have gone to 8 or 9.
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.
"Angostura 1824 rum review by the Ultimate Rum Guide"
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