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John Georges

Master Distiller

A native Trinidadian, John was educated at the University of the West Indies where he graduated with a BSc in Chemical Engineering.

John joined Angostura in 1982 and has worked in many different roles in the production of fine rum.  In his own words, John has “been in and around the manufacture and ageing of rum for a third of a century”.

As much Art as Science, John learned much from his predecessors such as Thomas Gatcliffe, a pioneer in Trinidad rum production, and today a new generation of distillers and spirit crafters look to John for their inspiration.

Latterly John has been assisting with the promotion of Angostura’s rum around the world – Australia, Russia, Europe Canada and the US. He hosts rum seminars, trains sales teams and conducts tutored tastings with Bartenders and rum enthusiast wherever and whenever he can.

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