In 1751 Severo Arango y Ferro arrived in Cartagena de Indias to oversee commerce between the American Spanish colonies and Spain. His strength and power earned him the nickname "Dictador" and under his leadership, the city became the most important port for the Spanish Armada. Dictador was partial to the wide variety of Caribbean rums which were traded through the port and over time became a noted trader and producer of exotic, high quality rums. In 1913, almost one hundred eighty years after Dictador arrived in Cartagena de Indias, one of his descendents established Destileria Colombiana. Today, the distillery honors their legacy with their line of Dictador Rum - a combination of high quality aged rum, innovative European design, and state of the art Japanese bottles.
Dictador XO "Insolent" Colombian Rum is artfully crafted from virgin sugar cane juice. Distilled in a stainless steel alembic still and matured in used Jerez and Port barrels, this rum is carefully blended by their master blender using the solera system. The resulting rum is deep mahogany in color with a bold nose of roasted honey, parfait caramel, butterscotch and dark coffee bean leads to a well rounded, complex palate offering notes of cocoa, toffee, fudge, espresso bean and oak. Hints of vanilla and candied fruit appear on the long, sweet finish.
Product of Colombia
Alcohol by Volume: 40%