Angostura releases new Cask Collection Ultra-Premium Rum finished in Sherry Casks
Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago: The House of Angostura® is thrilled to announce the newest addition to its award-winning Cask Collection, No. 1 Oloroso Sherry, which will arrive this month, on 26th September 2018. Only 16,200 bottles will be made available in select markets worldwide. This is the third edition from Angostura’s Cask Collection, a range of limited edition which is entirely dedicated to rums matured in different types of casks. The Cask Collection celebrates the House of Angostura’s® rich heritage and artistry in blending some of the world’s finest rums, and is a testament to Don Carlos Siegert, son of the brand’s founder, whose dream it was to make the “smoothest blend in the new world.” “Angostura® Cask Collection No.1 Oloroso Sherry is a masterwork, a one-of-a-kind rum that reaches the highest achievement in the rum world – an exquisite roundness and smoothness without sacrificing personality,” says Angostura’s Chief Executive Officer, Genevieve Jodhan. Bottled at 40% and the first rum that Angostura® has matured in sherry casks, Angostura® Cask Collection No. 1 Oloroso Sherry has been created with a fusion of techniques learned from the Old World and perfected in the New World. This silky smooth, complex rum is a beautiful amber with superb clarity. Warm, rounded aromas and a delicate nose of cocoa, molasses, oak and sweet prune inform the well-rounded blend, which offers flavours of woodiness, roasted nuts and hints of sherry, and a medium rounded and oaky finish. “The House of Angostura® has been experimenting with ageing rum in different types of casks and techniques for many years, but this is the first time we have used Oloroso Sherry Casks to mature one of our rums,” says Angostura’s Marketing Executive Natasha Mustapha Scott, “We wanted to explore the results of a rum aged in American oak with extended time in an Oloroso Sherry Cask — in this case the blend of aged rums was finished for nine more months in Oloroso Sherry Casks.” This is the third rum in the Angostura® Cask Collection. Each limited edition introduced into the range offers the recipient a first-time experience, that cannot be replicated after the bottles have been sold. The predecessors of No. 1 Oloroso Sherry — No. 1 First Fill Bourbon (2013) and No. 1 French Oak (2015) — both won the coveted Rum Journal Rum of the Year Award.