The House of Angostura recently announced the second edition of it’s No. 1 super-premium rum as part of the exclusive “Cask Collection”.
We’re thrilled to share the second edition to the range – No. 1 Once Used French Oak ‐ with rum aficionados and enthusiasts worldwide to show that the craft of rum‐making has no boundaries.” – Master Distiller, John Georges
The Trinidad-based House of Angostura is best known for their iconic bitters and their rum‐making heritage. For the second edition of The Cask Collection, Angostura No. 1 has been aged in once used, French Oak barrels. Delivered at 40% ABV (80 proof), this is the first rum Angostura has finished in French oak casks. No. 1 Once Used French Oak is limited around 15,00 bottles which will be available across Europe, the Caribbean, Australia, and the USA beginning in late 2015.
The No. 1 name conveys the spirit of the rum being one‐of‐a‐kind. Each limited edition introduced into the range offers the recipient a joyous experience, one that can’t be replicated after the bottles have been sold. For this reason, The House of Angostura has chosen to name every new release No. 1, paired with a sub‐title that states the special cask used to mature the blends.
The Cask Collection limited edition range is a celebration of the House of Angostura’s rich heritage and artistry in blending some of the world’s finest rums. We’re thrilled to share the second edition to the range – No. 1 Once Used French Oak ‐ with rum aficionados and enthusiasts worldwide to show that the craft of rum‐making has no boundaries. – Master Distiller, John Georges
No. 1 Once Used French Oak is a 16 year old blend. The rums were aged for a minimum of 10 years in American Oak casks. The rums were then blended and re‐casked into select French Oak casks that were once used for aging cognac. The rum matured for an additional 6 years where the French Oak casks infused oak‐driven flavors of nuts, dried fruit such as dates and figs with subtle floral qualities.
The overwhelming response we received to the first No. 1 released in 2013 was a strong indication of the appetite our consumers have for artisan spirits, which the House of Angostura is passionately committed to offering. No. 1 Once Used French Oak is an outstanding example of the tradition, philosophy and talents of the House of Angostura. – said Genevieve Jodhan, Executive Manager, International Sales & Marketing
For No. 1 Once Used French Oak, Angostura produced a one‐of‐a‐kind recipe with mature, high‐quality aged rums ‐ each chosen for their unique flavour and characteristics. The colour is beautiful amber with superb clarity and the aroma offers notes of subtle peach and candied apricot, macadamia or almonds, with hints of oak. The finish is dry with a soft fade. (PRWeb.com)