The House of Angostura has announced the release of No. 1 Once Used French Oak, the second edition of The Cask Collection – a limited‐edition range dedicated to rums aged in special casks.
"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.
Bottled at 40% and the first Angostura rum finished in French oak casks, No. 1 Once Used French Oak is limited edition, with only 15,030 bottles to be made available in Europe, the Caribbean, Australia and the USA this year.
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. The rums were then 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 infuse the luxurious oak‐driven flavours of nuts, dried fruit such as dates and figs with subtle floral qualities.
"The overwhelming response we received to the first No. 1 released in 2013 was a strong indication of the appetite our consumers have for artisan spirits, which the House of Angostura is passionately committed to offering. No. 1 Once Used French Oak is an outstanding example of the tradition, philosophy and talents of the House of Angostura," said Genevieve Jodhan, Executive Manager, International Sales & Marketing.