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Angostura-Grand Master

Angostura’s commitment to producing fine rums has been reinforced after being crowned Rum Grand Master 2011 in London.  Read on…


Angostura’s portfolio of Pure Trinidadian rum was recognised at the Spirits Master Series, one of the world’s most respected and high profile blind tasting competitions in the industry. The judging panel was chaired by Dominic Roskrow, Editor of Spirits Business, along with an independent panel of industry experts and trade professionals. Each entry is judged on its own merit and individually scored. The judging criteria is also based on consumer feedback which is collated and presented by experts in the trade who take part in the scoring.

The highest accolade of Rum Grand Master was given to the brand along with the following awards across the range:

White Rum Category

  • Angostura Caribbean Reserva – Gold

 Gold up to 7 years Category

  • Angostura Caribbean Rum 7 yr – Master
  • Angostura Caribbean Rum 5 yr – Gold

 Premium Rum Category

  • Angostura 1824 – Master
  • Angostura 1919 – Gold

Brian Woods, Senior Marketing Manager for Angostura comments: ‘2011 has been an exceptional year for the brand as we launched the entire portfolio into new territories including the USA, Taiwan and some developing markets in Europe. The growth of our distribution capabilities has allowed us to share our range of rums with the world and the growing demand we have seen is very encouraging. This award not only demonstrates the strength of the brand in the industry but also the consumer appetite for our premium rum portfolio.’   

Daisy Jones, Associate Publisher, The Spirits Business added: ‘We are delighted to give this award to Angostura. The quality of their rum portfolio is fast becoming recognised as one of the best spirits in the world.’

With world demand for premium rums growing steadily, Angostura continues to raise the bar with exceptional quality rums. The ultra premium range, Angostura 1824 and Angostura 1919 continue to attract rum connoisseurs across the globe while the super premium 5 year old and 7 year old are much sought after. It is anticipated that with aggressive plans for developing distribution, Angostura can look forward to even more recognition and increased demand for its premium rum portfolio in 2012 and beyond.