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Dictador 2 Masters – Niepoort 1971/1974/1978/1980 (1st Release)

48% abv

Vol- 70cl

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.

“The combination of rarity, age and flavour makes these rums highly desirable for collectors and investors as well as consumers.”
Charles Maclean

£2,019.00  Per Case 3 x 70cl (3 x £673.00)   exclusive of Duty and VAT.

Limited stock, only 1 remaining

Important. This is a bonded product and is priced exclusive of Duty and VAT. Wines must be purchased by the unmixed case. The case size is detailed in the Product Details. After purchase we will contact you to arrange either the wine's continued storage in a bonded warehouse as designated by HM Customs & Excise or for the payment of the pertinent Duty and VAT, where after delivery can be arranged. Transfer & delivery fees will be charged at cost.

The rum is named after Severo Arango y Ferro, nicknamed "El Dictador", who in the 1700s oversaw trade between Spain and the colonies. At the end of the 18th century Severo Arango y Ferro came to Cartagena de Indias in Nueva Granada (today's Colombia).

He had plans to improve the tax collection system for Spain in the American Spanish colonies. His strong and powerful nature was quickly recognized and soon became DICTADOR. During his stay at Nueva Grenada he fell in love at first sight (and taste) - he discovered the rum there. His dedication and attachment to a tropical potion led him to become a key supplier of exotic sugarcane spirits, which at the time were the currency of the region.

The current company was founded in his name by one of his descendants, Don Julio Arango y Parra, in 1913

The Dictador distillery is located in Cartagena de Indias on the Caribbean Sea in Colombia. The privileged position almost on the seafront creates a unique microclimate, ideal for rum aging, with an ambient temperature above 25 degrees, relative humidity above 85 percent per year. The proximity of the sea gives a distinctive taste of rum.

Dictador rum is produced from sugar cane honey as opposed to molasses. In the rum production process, depending on its type, fermentation is subjected to so-called "Honey" - juice obtained from the first pressing of sugar cane. Later - in steel columns or copper alembics - distillation takes place. The distillate obtained in this way goes to oak barrels, in which it is aged. This is where the rum gets its final "cut" shaping its taste and bouquet.

Due to restrictions imposed by the government to protect their own distilleries Dictador rum is not sold in 98% of Colombia. Less than 1% of its total production makes it to the Colombian market

Dictador's product portfolio focuses on aged rums: Dictador 12YO, Dictador 20YO, Dictador XO Perpetual and Dictador XO Insolent.

In 2018, with its introduction of Dictador 2 Masters, Dictador entered luxury rum category with products aimed at fine spirit conosseurs, collectors and investors. Dictador 2 Masters is a unique collection of rums that have each been created by two masters excelling in the art of wines, spirits, champagnes, armagnacs, and cognac. Dictador 2 Masters creates a new and unique category of fine Rum, elevating them to a luxury collectors status.

The collaborations to date include Glenfarclas Whisky, Hardy Cognac, Leclerc Briant Champagne, Barton Bourbon, Laballe Armagnac, Château d'Arche Sauternes and Vignobles Despagne.

Reference #:
16218_B
Strength
48 ABV
Bottles per Case
3 bottles
Organic
No
Biodynamic
No
Vegan
No
Vegetarian
No
Sparkling
No

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We use leading carrier DPD, providing a Track and Trace Next Day Service.

All orders confirmed by us before 12 noon will be eligible for next day delivery. Exact delivery date is dependent on collation of your order and will be confirmed to you in a subsequent email from you order confirmation.

Deliveries are normally between 09.00 and 17.00 Tuesday to Friday and a signature is required on receipt of delivery. (We do not ship on a Friday for Monday delivery unless specfically requested to do so).

If you are out a card is left, with an instruction to call the local depot to re-arrange delivery. Alternatively you can inform us to “leave safe”, “leave with a neighbour”, “leave in garage” etc. and we will pass this information onto the courier. Please remember that, in accordance with our Terms & Conditions, alcohol will only be left with persons over 18 Years Old.

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