Women turn out as Legacy by Angostura creates history
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The unique decanter of the world's most exclusive rum, Legacy by Angostura, was auctioned on Saturday evening at the Hyatt Regency Trinidad at a gala dinner and dance in celebration of the country's 50th anniversary of Independence. Legacy was sold for TT$260,000, making it the world's most expensive drinking rum ever purchased. The proceeds go to the National Centre for Persons with Disabilities in Trinidad.
The lucky person receiving the elegant decanter of precious rum, is Sieunarine Coosal, executive chairman of Coosal Group of Companies. He received the decanter from the company's CEO Robert Wong, who offered a toast to the winner in fine crystal Legacy glasses. The event was patronised by over 500 people who participated eagerly in the bidding and enjoyed themselves at the historic event. Hyatt's special menu was exceptional and the entertainment by Anthony Livingston, Mungal Patesar and Pantar as well as the vibrant family trio, The Cartars, was greatly appreciated.
Angostura's Master Distiller John Georges said, "This has been a highly anticipated event for us at Angostura. Six years of hard work and patience has been building up to this very point. It makes it all worthwhile knowing that someone who respects our craft will be enjoying this special rum."
Legacy by Angostura is a luxury bespoke blend of rum with only 20 500ml decanters available in the world. Like all exceptional blends of spirits, the production of this rum involves just as much art as science and it has taken over seven years to perfect the recipe alone.
The decanter itself is also a collector's item. Angostura engaged Asprey of London, jeweller to the Prince of Wales, to develop the limited edition decanters which each took over 56 hours to complete using ten different master craftsmen.