TRINIDAD & TABAGO/ 0.70ltr, 40%
No. 1 Once Used French Oak, the second edition of The Cask Collection – a limited‐edition range, dedicated to rums aged in special casks, was launched in Vienna in September 2015 to the international market and officially launched in Trinidad on Saturday 14th November 2015.
Bottled at 40% and the first Angostura rum finished in French Oak casks, No. 1 Once Used French Oak is an exquisite, silky smooth complex blend – created with a fusion of techniques learnt from the Old World and perfected in the New World.
The No. 1 name conveys the spirit of the rum being one‐of‐a‐kind. Each limited edition introduced into the collection, offers the recipient a joyous experience, one that can’t be replicated after the bottles have been sold. For this reason, the House of Angostura has chosen to name every new release No. 1, paired with a sub‐title that states the special cask used to mature the blends.
No. 1 Once Used French Oak is a 16 year old blend. The rums were aged for a minimum of 10 years in American Oak casks. They were then artfully combined by The House of Angostura’s Master Blender and re‐casked into carefully selected French Oak casks that were once used for aging cognac. The rum was left to mature for additional 6 years in the French Oak casks. The French Oak barrels infused the luxurious oak‐driven flavours of nuts and dried fruit such as dates and figs with subtle floral qualities.
“The Cask Collection limited edition range is a celebration of the House of Angostura's rich heritage and artistry in blending some of the world’s finest rums. We're thrilled to share the second edition to the range – No. 1 Once Used French Oak ‐ with rum aficionados and enthusiasts worldwide to show that the craft of rum‐making has no boundaries.” – Master Distiller, John Georges.