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Tuesday 19 July 2016

Something new from the House of Angostura

A few years ago I was fortunate enough to spend a few days with the team at the House of Angostura in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, learning all about Angostura bitters and the brand's many different rums. 

Now Angostura has launched a completely new product in Australia; Amaro di Angostura, an award-winning spirit that is imported by island2island. 

It is the first time in the company's long history that is has created an entirely new category of spirits.

Amaro di Angostura is derived from the same bespoke process used in creating the company's iconic aromatic bitters. 

The house yeast strain, cultivated by Angostura since the 1930s in Trinidad, combined with the addition of other spices and neutral alcohol from its distillery, has resulted in a new taste sensation.

As with Angostura bitters, the Amaro di Angostura recipe is a secret. 

"Angostura aromatic bitters, which serves as the base for Amaro di Angostura, has a devoted following in Australia," says Allan Shearer, CEO of island2island. 

With 35% alcohol by volume, Amaro di Angostura is a dark amber colour with aromas and flavours of cinnamon, dark chocolate and bitters. 

Something this exotic is certainly to have cocktail barmen and mixologists creating new drink combinations, although the new release can also be enjoyed solo, or over ice. 

It is available through Dan Murphy’s and selected independent bottle shops for around $55 a bottle.


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