Angostura celebrates 195 years by giving back to society
On Saturday, June 8th, in commemoration of its 195th anniversary as a company, The House of Angostura played host to a wide array of businessmen, dignitaries, Members of Parliament, Ministers of Government, local celebrities, customers and clients, at its Gala Dinner and Charity Auction at the Hyatt Regency, Trinidad. The event celebrated the company’s 195th year of being in business, and as a corollary, raised funds to assist in the construction of a specialized playground for the Princess Elizabeth’s Home.
On auction that night, were two one-of-a-kind spirits, the Bunnahabhain 39-year-old Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky Distillery Manager’s Reserve and the ultra-premium rum, created specifically for this occasion, Infinity by Angostura, which contained within its crystal decanter a blend of Angostura’s finest rums, the youngest being 17 years old.
At the end of the night a total of two hundred and thirteen thousand dollars ($213,000.00) was raised for the playground, which will be specifically engineered to cater for the various needs of the children who are catered to by the home. Chairman of Angostura Holdings Limited, Mr. Terrance Bharath, stated, “We would like to give the children the gift of laughter and the ability to dream on a playground that is state of the art and which will not hurt them with their special needs.”