PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, July 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- THE HOUSE OF ANGOSTURA® (www.angosturarum.com), award winning makers of bitters and rums, is honored to announce AMARO DI ANGOSTURA® as the winner of the 9th Annual Tales of the Cocktail® Spirited Awards® in the "Best New Spirit or Cocktail Ingredient" category. The win underscores the success and overwhelming support of the newest addition to the HOUSE OF ANGOSTURA® family since its launch at Tales of the Cocktail® in July 2014. In the U.S. market, AMARO DI ANGOSTURA and the entire portfolio of Angostura Rums is handled by Distell (USA) Inc. with plans to roll out the product to key major markets nationwide. AMARO DI ANGOSTURA is slated for global expansion to Australia and Denmark later this year.
AMARO DI ANGOSTURA® was selected from among the largest nomination pool in the award show's history and a rigorous judging process by some of the most respected minds in the cocktail industry. The annual Spirited Awards® recognize the very best bars, bartenders and ambassadors around the world and entail a rigorous judging and selection process by the industry's leading experts. Winners were announced at the Spirited Awards® ceremony this past weekend at the Sheraton New Orleans during the Annual Tales of the Cocktail® event.
"2015 has been an exceptional year for the HOUSE OF ANGOSTURA® so far as we continue to grow globally. The momentum around AMARO DI ANGOSTURA® has been incredibly strong in the U.S. and we're looking forward to expanding distribution to Australia & Europe in the coming months," said Genevieve Jodhan, Executive Manager International Sales and Marketing. "It's an honor to have been nominated in such good company with so many other brands joining us in working to elevate innovation and creativity in the spirits category. We're incredibly proud to have been selected as the winner in such a competitive category."
Bottled at 35% ABV, AMARO DI ANGOSTURA® is a deep amber colour, offering aromas of cinnamon, dark chocolate and unmistakable ANGOSTURA® aromatic bitters. The flavours explode on the tongue with warm cinnamon and liquorice notes. The finish is perfectly balanced, exotic, lush and reminiscent of the essence of Trinidad and Tobago's pulsating rhythms, tropical climate and beauty.
As expected from a winning rum-maker with more than 60 global awards, the House of Angostura enjoys sharing new creations and encouraging different ways of enjoying its products. AMARO DI ANGOSTURA® has been made with the Amaro lover in mind. AMARO DI ANGOSTURA® can be enjoyed over ice, is splendid on its own and offers delicious harmony in a cocktail.
To see the list of final winners in the Spirited Awards® "Best New Spirit or Cocktail Ingredient" category, visit TalesoftheCocktail.com.
HOUSE OF ANGOSTURA®: A RICH HISTORY
The House of Angostura's THE HOUSE OF ANGOSTURA'S® award winning rums are steeped in nearly 200 years of tradition. The journey started in 1824 when founder Dr. Johann Siegert first produced aromatic bitters in Angostura, Venezuela (today called Ciudad Bolivar). In the 1870's, Dr. Siegert's three sons migrated to Trinidad, among them Don Carlos Siegert, who pioneered the brand, establishing Angostura Aromatic Bitters ANGOSTURA® aromatic bitters as an integral ingredient in premium cocktails and ultimately a mainstay of cocktail culture. The family's Siegert Bouquet Rum became a Trinidadian tradition up until the early 1960's and part of the company's rich rum heritage. In the 1970's, The House of Angostura THE HOUSE OF ANGOSTURA® expanded, acquiring the Fernandes family distillery, which was founded in the 1890's by Manoel Fernandes, an immigrant from Portugal, and known for making high quality rums.
ABOUT TALES OF THE COCKTAIL®
Founded in 2002, Tales of the Cocktail® has grown from a small gathering of cocktail lovers into the world's premier cocktail festival. Each year the international spirits industry is welcomed to New Orleans for five days of seminars, tastings, networking events and much more. With 200+ annual events developed specifically for bartenders, distillers and other spirits professionals, Tales of the Cocktail® has become the industry's annual meeting place for the exchange of new ideas, products and techniques.
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