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Angostura 2003 Single Cask Nation 16 Year Old

Lot: 005339

Angostura 2003 Single Cask Nation 16 Year Old

Winning Bid: £78

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Lot: 005339
Distillery: 
Trinidad Distillers
Age: 
16 year old
Vintage: 
2003
Region: 
Trinidad
Bottler: 
Single Cask Nation
Cask Type: 
refill sherry hogshead
Bottled Strength: 
55.4%
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
Production method: 
five-column still
Base: 
molasses
product Details

Angostura 2003 Single Cask Nation 16 Year Old

Trinidad Distillers is the production facility for the Angostura brand. It was built by the company in 1947 to produce rum for its world-famous bitters, in addition to distilling bulk product for export. The distillery’s original set up was a single Savalle column still, however this was replaced with a five-column still in 1975, following investment from Bacardi who required more bulk rum. Two more of these multi-column stills were added in 1985 and 1999. Some experimentation briefly took place with a Vendome pot still in the early 2000s as well, however this was quickly sold to St Lucia Distillers by their shared parent company at the time, CL Financial. The company was forced to divest much of its rum portfolio following the financial crash in 2007, but retains a majority stake in Angostura after it was bailed out by the local government to prevent what it felt was a national treasure being lost to foreign ownership. Trinidad Distillers remains one of the largest rum distilleries in the Caribbean, producing around 8.5 million litres per year.

Unusually for an independent bottling, this is labelled after the house brand, Angostura. It was distilled in 2003 and bottled in 2019. It spent its 16 years ageing in a refill sherry hogshead.

One of 309 bottles.

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