One of the Caribbean''s leading rum producers with a great collection of rum brands, Angostura is also the world's market leader with their iconic Angostura aromatic bitters, the recipe for which is unchanged since it was first introduced. The story begins in 1824, when Dr Johann Gottlieb Benjamin Siegert (at the time Surgeon General in Simon Bolivar''s army in Venezuela) perfected the recipe for his aromatic bitters in the town of Angostura (now Ciudad Bolivar) in Venezuela. In 1875, the company moved the business and production to Trinidad, where as Trinidad Distillers in 1949 the company began distilling their own rums at Laventile.