A dark amber hue, Angostura 7 Year Old is a powerful, robust and flavoursome rum. On the nose it has subtle notes of treacle, chocolate and a gentle smokiness, whilst on the palate it is rich, intense and powerful, with a tantalising hint of burnt spice. This silky smooth rum comes into its own after a minute or so in the glass and should be first sampled neat to allow the rum to reveal its true characteristics and provenance. 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 7 and 10 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 dark, wood induced colour. After blending it is returned to barrel to allow the blend to marry.
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 that adorns that bottle label is a symbol of the unique and smooth taste of Angostura rum.