The House of Angostura has unveiled the latest-edition to its esteemed Private Cask Collection, Angostura Zenith. Only 195 bottles of the ultra rare rum have been produced and are priced at $3,000 USD each.
“In keeping with our ongoing corporate social responsibility initiatives, we are pleased to announce that part proceeds from the sale of the 195 bottles of Zenith will go towards providing a scholarship for a deserving young person to be given the opportunity to pursue studies in music or art,” said Mr. Terrence Bharath, Chairman of Angostura Holdings Limited. “We feel that it is our social duty to help those underprivileged communities where there are persons who possess the inherent creative gifts to rise above their circumstances and soar in reaching their goals.”
Angostura Zenith is made from two of Trinidad and Tobago’s most iconic distilleries – Caroni 1975 Limited and Angostura Limited. Aged in charred American oak casks that were once used for bourbon, the rum is a unique blend of Angostura and Caroni aged rums ranging from 20 to 23 years old.
Zenith takes Angostura Private Cask Collection to new heights with the last of the best of the legendary House of Caroni. Established in 1923 on the site of the old Caroni sugar factory, the now defunct Caroni Distillery produced highly sought-after rums notable for a distinctive heavy profile, rich, earthy, and smoky.
Produced with the last of Caroni’s treasured molasses, tasting notes include rich aromas of cocoa and oak, with hints of raisin and apple on the palate, complemented by warm aged flavors of sherry with a lasting dry, crisp finish. Rich gold in color, Angostura Zenith has a deeply complex character, brimming over with sweet tropical fruits, warm vanilla toffee, indulgent cocoa and a dry, crisp oak smokiness.
Angostura Private Cask collection consists of a range of limited-edition mature rums originating from specially selected casks with a dedication to artistry and craftsmanship. It captures the aging process of Angostura rums, while highlighting the journey of the rums from cane field to the shelf.
Today, Angostura is the only rum distillery in Trinidad and Tobago, which once held over 50 rum distilleries. The Company’s much-awarded signature style stems from time-honored techniques. Their rum is always made with only the finest molasses, fermented using the distillery’s own bespoke yeast culture, distilled in continuous column stills and aged in charred American oak first-fill bourbon casks.
“After 3 years in development, we’re delighted to extend our Private Cask Collection with the launch of Angostura Zenith, making our rum offering one of the most unique in the world,” said Bharath. “We are constantly striving to bring the spirit of Trinidad & Tobago to rum connoisseurs around the world and the launch of Angostura® Zenith demonstrates our commitment to producing world class rums.”
Angostura Zenith is priced at US$3,000 per bottle and available at select retailers. For more information, head over to the brand’s official website.