Selected by Rom De Luxe, distilled in 2009 and aged for 8 years in Tropics before being transferred to Europe for an additional 4 years aging.
Bottled at full proof in 2021 as part of the Wild Series Rum, this is one of 271 bottles.
The bottle number here has been obscured at the seller's request.
Trinidad Distillers Ltd is the production company under the Angostura Ltd brand and the only still operative distillery left in Trinidad after Caroni Distillery closed in 2003.
Angostura Ltd was founded in 1824 when the German doctor Johan Gottlieb Benjamin Siegert, surgeon engaged in the Liberation Army of Simón Bolívar, the founder of the state of Venezuela, perfected a blend of aromatic herbs called "Amargo Aromatico" used in his medical practice to stimulate the appetite and digestion of sick soldiers.
It takes its name from the city where doctor Siegert had moved, Angostura, renamed in 1846 Ciudad Bolívar and its main ingredient was alcohol distilled form sugarcane and raw material coming from the next island of Trinidad. It soon become famous first around the area, then all over the country, so in the 1870’s Dr’s Siegert three sons Alfredo, Luis and Carlos migrated to Trinidad and this latter, pioneered the brand by creating his own rum, the Siegert Bouquet, aged and blended from casks bought from existing Trinidad distilleries and calling the company Dr. J.G.B. Siegert & Hijos.
In 1903, after the death of Carlos, his two brothers become the only in possesion of the bitter formula.
In the following years the company continued to expand and Afredo was appointed purveyor to the King of Prussia in 1904, to the King of Spain in 1907, and to the King of England in 1912.
The Angostura Bitters Ltd was formed in 1921, becoming Angostura Ltd in 1922.
In 1947, Dr. Siegert’s grandson, Robert Sieger, together with Albert Clyde Gomez and Thomas Gatcliffe built the first distillery of Port Spain and in 1949 Trinidad Distillers Ltd was established, becoming in the following years, the leading Trinidad and Tobago bulk rum supplier.
In the 1973, Angostura expanded by acquiring the Fernandes Distillery Ltd, producers of high-quality rums and in 1985, thanks to its contribution to industry development in Trinidad and Tobago, was awarded with the Humming Bird Gold Medal.
In 1997, 78% of Angostura Ltd shares were sold to the CL Financial Group.
The raw material for production is mainly molasses imported from the Dominican Republic, Guyana and Panama. Today, Trinidad Distillers Ltd is one of the largest rum distilleries in the Caribbean also producing a large amount of bulk rum for affiliated companies.
Rom de Luxe is a brand from Denmark, created by three friends Claus Andersen from Central Jutland, Kim Pedersen and Michael Ginnerup from New Zealand. The company specializes in the sale of alcohol, but also sells its own brands Rom de Luxe.
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