DISTILLERY: Distilleria Colombiana.
MATURED BY: Niepoort.
MATURED IN: Over 50 Years Old Port Pipes.
TIME OF FINISHING: 15 Months.
NUMBER OF BOTTLES: 620
ABV: 48% Vol.
For over 40 years, Dictador has been meticulously perfecting the art of rum making according to family recipes and techniques. It is now time that this superior aged rum finds its way to the workshops of some of the most outstanding artists of the spirit world – artists who expertly craft distinct categories of alcohol in the most exquisite ways imaginable.
Each of these artists has been meticulously selected to represent his own category of alcohol, based on craftsmanship that is unmatched, exceptional and beyond compare. Each invited artist is to receive in their domain specially selected barrels of Dictador rum and to continue the unique maturing process.
• in a different cellar
• on a different continent
• under the expertise of another Cellar Master.
Based on the flavour profiles of the vintages that he receives from Hernan Parra, Dirk Niepoort has made a unique blend, to make a singular rum. From one side before he put them in his own Port Pipes, he blended rums from 71 (49 years-old Rum) and 78 (42 Years-old Rum) and in another Pipe he blended 1974 (46 Years-old Rum) and 1980 (40 Years-old Rum), the pipes that he used are over 50 years Old Port Pipes and after 15 months he made a final blend between these two Pipes.
APPEARANCE: Deep polished rosewood, with magenta lights.
AROMA: A mellow nose-feel. The top notes are of almond oil - highly fragrant - supported by dried fruits (dates, prunes, candied angelica), on a base of marzipan glazed with hard toffee and dipped in dark chocolate. A suggestion of espresso coffee in the development.
PALATE: A smooth texture and a taste which starts sweet and dries elegantly to a long, warming, lightly spicy (black pepper) finish, with a trace of espresso coffee and crystalline sugar (and later dark chocolate) in the aftertaste.
COMMENT: Mellow and rounded, with depth and personality. A perfect digestif.