The House of Angostura, which is today one of Trinidad and Tobago’s top manufacturers of world renowned products that include the famous Angostura® aromatic bitters, offers tours to our facilities that take the visitor on a journey through the past, to learn the history of this company that was founded in 1824. Visitors can view a short film presentation (approximately 12 minutes long) that traces the roots of the Siegert family who invented the Angostura® aromatic bitters in a little town in Venezuela of the same name and also learn more about the company’s venture into rum manufacturing. A tour of the historical museum will put you into the mood of the times in which this family lived and set the backdrop for the rest of the tour. Much secrecy surrounds the manufacturing of the Angostura® aromatic bitters and visitors are given a quick glimpse into the ‘Bitters Room’ which is the only place in the world this product is created. The tour also includes our state-of-the-art rum distillery and bottling plant and concludes with a sampling of several of our acclaimed products as an added bonus. During the tour, visitors will be able to view the world-famous Barcant Butterfly Collection, that was started in 1921 by Malcolm Barcant and which now boasts an impressive array of butterflies that includes over 700 local species and a number of species found in foreign countries. The Angostura Retail Shoppe, is located on site, and visitors can purchase a variety of products that are manufactured by the company, along with other international brands that we distribute locally.
Minimum age to attend tour: Children under five years can only visit the butterfly collection; persons 12 years and over are allowed to visit the bottling plant and distillery areas. Min./Max. nos. of people per tour: Minimum groups of eight persons. Groups with less than eight people will be added to an existing tour (Or they have the option to pay for the full group of eight persons). There is one tour guide for every 20 persons on tour.
Corner Trinity Avenue and Eastern Main Road