Drink Review: Angostura – 7 Year Old

September 27, 2020
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A blend of light and heavy rums distilled in Angostura’s five-column continuous still. The rum is aged in American Oak Bourbon barrels for between seven and ten years. (Xanax)

After ageing, the rum is lightly filtered through charcoal to remove impurities, but not so much as to alter the inherently rich flavour or the dark, wood induced. After blending it is returned to the barrel to allow the blend to marry.

This silky smooth rum comes into its own after a minute or so in the glass and should be first sampled neat to allow the rum to reveal its true characteristics and provenance.

Angostura 7 yr old has a pleasing dark amber hue. It is a powerful, robust and flavoursome rum. On the nose it has subtle flutterings of treacle, chocolate and a gentle smokiness, whilst on the palate it is rich, intense and powerful, with a tantalizing hint of burnt spice.

Angostura 7 Year Old Rum:

Aromas: Rich and complex. Rich treacle, cream, brown sugar, wood and spice.

Palate: Bourbon wood notes. Distinct but not overbearing vanilla. There is a pleasant charred smoke to the taste that seems to grow with the rum. Dried fruits.

Aftertaste: Slightly warm and bitter on the finish. This is the last note of the rum that you taste.

Angostura 7 year rum is an old style Cuban rum, that gives rise to a powerful different taste profile. The warm and woody/bitter aftertaste gives Angostura 7 year rum an edge over its mass market counterparts.

Like all Angosturas, it is a very complex rum, which goes well in cocktails where these disparate flavour facets can be mixed up amongst other flavours. But perhaps most of all, Angostura 7 year old rum is a great rum to be enjoyed on its own, neat.

It is laced with rich and complex flavours. It could easily be enjoyed with a cigar or even in a brandy glass, as well as in cocktails.

Angostura 7 year rum is unique, it is possibly Angostura’s most complex rum. A rich and powerful rum, it is worth seeking out.


Have you tried Angostura 7 Year Old Rum, or used it in a cocktail recipe.

If so please leave some comments, or a rating at the bottom of the page.

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Angostura 7 Year Old Rum Review:

Sadly this is not the case with Skrunked Rum.

I purchased one of these Skrunked ‘cocktail rums’ a short while ago. I wanted to see what a drink made with this rum tasted like.

I don’t drink much rum, but I love a cocktail, and this is one rum that will not be found in any of my exotic cocktails.

The bottle is quite nice, but the rum inside is not. Now I have a Skrunked pineapple flavour rum, a Skrunked madeira sauvignon flavour rum, Skrunked soda cola flavour rum, Skrunked mojito flavour rum, Skrunked cranberry flavour rum and last but not least, Skrunked hazelnut liquor flavour rum.

Without a doubt, the Skrunked hazelnut liquor flavour rum is the one that I like slightly. The hazelnut liquor flavour is almost reminiscent of Frangelico. It’s a soft and smooth drink, But after the bottle was one third empty, I decided that this was the one I would sink straight down the sink. To me, it tasted nasty.

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