Dictador 20 Year Old Rum (700ml)
$140. 00 Bottle
The Dictador Company was established in 1913. This 20 Year Old bottling was distilled partly in copper pot alembics and partly in steel continuous column stills before been aged in a solera system. It was brought down to bottling strength with demineralised water drop by drop over a period of 28 days. It was interesting to taste the 12 and 20 year old releases from the Dictador distillery side by side. For us, the younger version showed more aromatic personality and better overall length. It will be a question of personal taste as both are beautifully balanced examples worthy of any rum aficionado’s attention.
Tasting note: Deep polished copper appearance with some sediment evident. Opens with a soft, sensuous bouquet that includes notes of sticky date pudding, brown sugar and creme caramel with a sense of freshness retained. Entry is light and brisk building into a superb, concentrated profile of roasted nuts, dilute molasses and sweet ginger biscuit and spice trailing off with good length. 40% Alc./Vol.