Carlton and United Breweries, a unit of Foster's Group, has struck a deal to distribute Angostura aromatic bitters and its rum brands in Australia, through its subsidiary, The Continental Spirits Company.

The five year deal for the Angostura brands, follows CUB's recent agreement with Pernod Ricard, enabling CUB to distribute other international brands.

CUB, which makes Cougar bourbon and Black Douglas whisky, said it would explore launching Angostura in the Australian pre-mixed spirits sector, to capitalise on the fastest growing sector of the alcohol market.

CUB md Jim King said: “We are delighted to have secured exclusive distribution of this non-substitutable brand and to have the opportunity to introduce Australians to the Angostura portfolio of rum brands.”