About Angostura Bitters
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The House of Angostura (also known as Angostura Limited) is a Trinidad and Tobago company famous for the production of Angostura Bitters. The company is also a distiller and is the major producer of rum in Trinidad and Tobago. The company also has been used as a vehicle for international expansion by its parent company, CL Financial (the largest privately held corporation in the country). As a result of these acquisitions, the company owns distillers in the United States, Canada, The Bahamas and Suriname.
Note that Angostura brand bitters do not contain any Angostura bark. There are several other companies which make bitters which contain this bark, notedly Fee Bitters and Riemershmidt.
Originally used to mask the flavour of quinine in tonic water along with gin, the mix stuck in the form of a 'Pink Gin' consisting of Gin, Indian Tonic Water, Angostura Bitters, and generally finished with lemon or lime.
Also used in other alcoholic beverages such as a 'Long Vodka' consisting of Vodka, Angostura Bitters, and Lemonade.