*Multi-Award Winning* Dictador 12 Year Old Rum is made from the fermentation of virgin sugar cane honey distilled partly in copper alembic and partly in steel continuous column, to achieve a medium body rum.
Aged in pre-used oak barrels and finally bottled under the highest quality control to ensure all the secrets are contained in the liquid flavour. COLOUR: Rich amber colour with reddish tones. AROMA: The nose is intense with soft caramel, honey, dry seeds and lightly roasted coffee giving way to medium oak aromas.PALATE: Soft and round feel in the mouth with caramel, cocoa, and honey light coffee flavours. FINISH: The finish has a light oakiness with complexity of lingering flavours.
*Multi-Award Winning* Dictador 20 Year Old Rum is made from the fermentation of virgin sugar cane honey, distilled partly in copper alembic and partly in steel continuous column, to achieve a medium body rum. It’s then aged in pre-used oak barrels and finally bottled under the highest quality control to ensure all the secrets are contained in the liquid flavour. COLOUR:
Intense dark amber colour with red-brown tones. AROMA:
Big on the nose with soft caramel, vanilla, smoky honey, toffee, dry seeds, roasted coffee and a rich rounded oak sensation. PALATE: In the mouth, it is very soft and round, yet big and full flavoured, with caramel, vanilla, cocoa and roasted honey – a strong and rare texture.
The precious liquids in Dicatdor's “Best Of” range represent a selection from the best and oldest barrels in their collection which has been developing for over 100 years – since the opening of the distillery.
The liquids are carefully chosen and mixed by Dictador's master blender, as he has chosen the best of the oldest vintages to give you the truest taste of age-old DICTADOR. For classical Colombian flavours that are rich, deep and luxuriously delicious – you need simply to sip to fully understand the magic of the best. This bottle is part of a limited series, so be one of the few lucky ones to discover this unique and incredibly rare rum. LABEL DESCRIPTION
AGE:1979. Notes: The bottle contains the best rum blended from selected production batch in a moment of time. A 1979 vintage Extremo rum from Dictador, released as part of the Best of series from the Colombian distillery. Just 300 bottles were released at 42% ABV, with Extremo expressions produced to exhibit the best of the humble sugar cane.
*Multi-Award Winning* Dictador XO Insolent Rum is made from the fermentation of unique virgin sugar cane honey, then distilled in a modern stainless steel alembic. It is then aged in pre-used quality oak barrels from Jerez and Port that now and again reburn to caramelize the interior to achieve sweet flavours coming from the oak. By carefully hand selecting barrels from each year’s vintage using the highest level of technology and Dictador's secret method, their master blender uses all his skills to create the most exquisite blended rum, which is then approved for bottling at the highest standard. COLOUR: Deep, noble mahogany shine, an unforgettable colour in the glass. AROMA: Hypnotic aroma, intricately roasted honey, pure vanilla, royal toffee, mature oak and parfait caramel. PALATE: In the mouth it is extremely smooth with a range of exquisite flavours starting with fudge, intense vanilla, parfait caramel, and Colombian coffee. A long consistency is balanced with light oak giving the sensation of extreme quality and satisfaction of sweetness and strength. FINISH: Long rich finish.
*Multi-Award Winning* Dictador XO Perpetual Rum is made from the fermentation of unique virgin sugar cane honey, distilled in an antique alembic copper still, then aged in the highest quality pre-used oak barrels from ex-bourbon.
Finally, Dictador use their family’s traditional method which the master blender conceives with all his skills and senses. The result is the most exquisite blend using only the finest barrels from each vintage year, approved for bottling under the highest quality control. COLOUR: Deep and noble mahogany brown colour, incredibly dark and yet golden colours, superb shine and richness in the glass. AROMA: Hypnotic aroma, with intricate roasted honey, Colombian coffee, royal toffee, dark chocolate, mature oak and parfait roundness. PALATE: The mouth feel is extremely smooth with fudge, flavours of parfait sweet Colombian coffee, dark chocolate. FINISH: The finish is long, complex, with light oak flavours coming into play, giving the sensation of extreme quality and balance between strength and softness.
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