Angostura releases Sherry cask-finished rumBy Nicola Carruthers
Angostura has launched the third expression in its Cask Collection, a limited edition rum matured in oloroso Sherry casks.
Bottled at 40% abv, Angostura Cask Collection No.1 Oloroso Sherry has been created with a combination of techniques from the Old World and New World.
It is described as having “warm, rounded” aromas and a “delicate nose of cocoa, molasses, oak and sweet prune” with notes of woodiness, roasted nuts and hints of Sherry, followed by a medium rounded and oaky finish.
The expression joins the Cask Collection, which includes No. 1 First Fill Bourbon in 2013 and No. 1 French Oak in 2015.
“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,” said Angostura 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.”
Angostura CEO Genevieve Jodhan said: “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.”
Angostura Cask Collection No. 1 Oloroso Sherry will be available in Australia, France, Russia, UK and most European Union countries. Only 16,200 bottles will be made available in select markets worldwide.