To celebrate the 50th anniversary of independence of Trinidad and Tobago, one of the Caribbean’s leading rum producers with a super collection of rum brands, Angostura is now offering 20 limited edition 500ml bespoke decanters of the most expensive blend of rum, each with an expected price of $25,000.
Produced entirely by hand on a single island in Trinidad over six years, the Legacy by Angostura was distilled using a seven-column continuous still, chill filtered and aged in a once-used 200 litre American oak cask. Legacy by Angostura draws on distillery’s seven most precious and rare rums in its final recipe, the youngest of which is 17 years old.
Legacy makes an impression long before it hits the glass. Its stunning art deco decanter comprises of lead-free crystal, hand blown by Asprey London, jeweller to the Prince of Wales. An intricate sterling silver stopper depicts a rare Trinidadian butterfly, acting as both a motif for the rum itself and a reference to the belief that a butterfly landing on cane sugar occasions the beginning of harvest.
Legacy by Angostura is the ultimate expression of Angostura rum. We set out to create the greatest sipping rum ever produced and we believe we have achieved something that is both unique and unequalled, said Robert Wong, chief executive of Angostura.
The rum will be sold through an auction for charity at Angostura’s gala dinner at Hyatt Regency, Port of Spain, held on August 4. The appearance is by invitation only and a $1,000 donation is required to confirm a seat. [Trinidad Express]