This 5 year old has an attractive pale gold hue. On the nose it has subtle notes of burnt caramel, spices and vanilla intermingled with an apple fruitiness. On the palate it is rich, mellow and smooth with an almost fruitcake-like taste profile. This is an energetic and flavourful rum that is exceptionally smooth. It plays an excellent role in a wide array of cocktails, contributing an attractive colour, taste and aroma to the drink. This blend comprises of light and heavy rums distilled in Angostura's five-column continuous still. The rum is aged in American oak Bourbon barrels for between 5 and 8 years. After ageing, the rum is lightly filtered through charcoal to remove impurities, but not so that it alters the inherently rich flavour or the wood induced, pale amber colours. It is then blended and bottled.
Background: In the heart of the Caribbean lie the unspoilt islands of Trinidad and Tobago, the home of Angostura Rums and Bitters. For almost 200 years Angostura has been exporting some of the world's finest spirits from this island paradise, famed for its incomparable assortment of rare and beautiful butterflies. Today, the butterfly adorns the bottle label - a colourful symbol of the unique, smooth taste of Angostura rum.