Angostura is the world’s most awarded international rum brand and they have created a new blend Legacy by Angostura which is possibly the most expensive blend of rum ever created. One bottle from the limited edition creation will go on sale in New Zealand in November. In all only twenty 500ml bottles will be produced and the auction in New Zealand handled by Webb’s Premiere auction house is expected to fetch NZ$30,000. The blending of fine spirits is a labor of love that involves both art and science. Angostura Master Blenders, backed by fifty years of rich experience worked for six years to achieve this fine blend after putting together seven of the brand’s most rare and precious rums.
The Final Blend Achieved by Experimenting With Different Rums
The youngest rum in the blend is 17 years old and has been aged in American Oak Bourbon casks on site at Angostura’s distillery in Trinidad. Master Distiller at Angostura John Georges pointed out that the project was never trying to achieve a pre-determined blend but experimented with different rums with characteristics that deserved prominence. The aim was simply to create the greatest sipping rum ever produced and Legacy by Angostura is definitely the ultimate expression of their rum. The new blend will be limited to only twenty bottles so only a few lucky individuals will get the opportunity to taste this ultimate rum.
Asprey of London Commissioned to Create the Decanter
The Legacy by Angostura represents the culture and independence of Trinidad and will cost you $1,250 for a 25ml drink. The Trinidad based distillery is presenting the exclusive rum in unique packaging. The decanter, stopper and presentation box are all designed exclusively and will turn out to be unique collectors’ items. Asprey of London, jeweler to the Prince of Wales, was commissioned to create the limited edition decanter. Each one of them took 56 hours to make after passing through the expert hands of ten different master craftsmen. Webb’s Premiere fine & rare wine auction will be held in Auckland on November 4, 6.30 pm onwards.