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1824

Dr. Siegert perfects the formula for aromatic bitters – "AMARGO AROMATICO" to use in his medical practice as Surgeon General to the armies of Simon Bolivar. He resided in the town of Angostura in Venezuela, this town is now called Ciudad Bolivar.

1875

By 1875 the family business moves to Trinidad, now being run by Carlos, Alfredo and Luis Siergert sons of Dr. Siergert - company called Dr. J.G.B. Siegert & Hijos. Bitters manufacturing commences in a small factory in Port of Spain, Trinidad. Angostura bitters now being sold internationally. Read more...

1903

Carlos Siegert died leaving Alfredo Siegert and his youngest brother, Luis, in possession of the formula and the firm. By 1904, Alfredo Siegert was appointed purveyor of Angostura aromatic bitters to the king of Prussia and in 1907 to King Alfonso XIII of Spain. In 1909, the partnership of J.G.B Siegert & Hijos was converted into a public limited liability company registered in England. In 1912 the company was appointed purveyors of AAB to his majesty King George V.

1921

Angostura Bitters (Dr. J.G.B Siegert & Sons) Limited was formed on August 30, 1921. In 1992, the company changes its name to Angostura Limited which name it retains to date.

1949

Trinidad Distillers Limited is established, a state of the art multi-column commercial distillery located in Laventille. Although rum blending began as far back at the 1900s by the Siegert's, the company stepped up its expertise in 1936 when Robert Siegert, a qualified chemist joined the company. Additional skills were added in 1942 when Albert Clyde Gomez, a sugar technologist joined the company, and in 1944 when Thomas Gatcliffe, an industrial chemist joined the company all now in place to position the company as a leader in the manufacture of fine rum.

1955

The company appointed manufacturers of Angostura aromatic bitters to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. This followed the 1952 appointment of as manufacturers of Angostura aromatic bitters to His Majesty King Gustav VI Adolph of Sweden.

1971

Trinidad Distillers Limited (TDL) now largest non-oil exporter in Trinidad & Tobago winning the Prime Ministers' Exporter of the year trophy in 1972 for bulk rum exports. Angostura rum brand White Oak successfully marketed in Trinidad. By 1973, Fernandes Distillers Limited is acquired. In 1985 Angostura Limited became the proud recipient of a National Award, the Humming Bird Gold Medal, for its contribution to industry in Trinidad and Tobago, the first company to be so honoured.

1997

The CL Financial Group, acquires 78% of Angostura Holdings Limited. Company engaged in series of international drink company acquisitions. By 2003, CL World Brands is formed to market and distribute rum and bitters internationally.

2010

Domestic rum marketing positioning enhanced, new packaging and premiumisation strategy leads to super sales performance. Company now an established niche player in the international rum market and wins many rum awards globally. Angostura aromatic bitters still the global leader now sold in 165 global markets.