Rum of the year - Mundas Vini 2006, Mundas Vini 2005. Double gold medal winner - San Francisco world spirits competition 2011. Gold medal winner - The rum masters 2011. Gold medal winner - San Francisco world spirits competition 2009. Gold medal winner - beverage testing institute of Chicago 2005. Gold medal winner - American beverage institute 2002. 95 rating - wine enthusiast magazine June 2002. Highly recommended - US spirits journal 2002. Finely distilled premium Caribbean rum. The Great Fire of 1932. Opportunity is often embedded in risk. In 1932 a great fire destroyed the Trinidad&Tobago Government Rum Bond. Joseph Bento Fernandes, master blender and owner of Fernandes Distillery, seized this opportunity and bought the charred casks of rum only then to discover that this rum had aged and matured magnificently. This prize rum was skillfully blended and called 1919""Super""Premium Rum (1919 being the year the rum was casked). As expected, this rum was soon in great demand. This demand eventually spread overseas through a most interesting set of circumstances. Declaration of War. With the declaration of World War II in 1939, Trinidad&Tobago troops volunteered to serve on the battlefronts in Europe. The Company decided to send a bottle of 1919""Super""Premium Rum on a regular basis to each of our airmen serving overseas. Through their generosity they soon came to share our rum with their foreign colleagues - and thus our product become known in the wider world and our 1919""Super""Premium Rum came to symbolise the spirit of Trinidad&Tobago. Nearly 200 years of our expertise is captured in this blend of aged rums from the unspoilt islands of Trinidad&Tobago. With notes of oak, cocoa and vanilla we believed that you will drink no smoother rum than Angostura 1919.