Dictador 12 Year Old Solera System Rum

Dictador 12 Year Old Solera System Rum

(0.75l, 40%)


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Dictador Solera finesse. Carribean flavor.

Dictador is one of those elite brands, any true Rum aficionado should sample and experience. Destilería Colombiana, based in Colombia, has been distilling high quality Rum for more than a century. Only recently though, they’ve stepped away from blends and started developing their own private label – Dictador Rum. It was about time too, since their solo products are pure quality. It’s no wonder that their Spirits consistently win awards and the praise of Rum-lovers everywhere. Based in Cartagena on the Caribbean coast, the combination of land and weather provides the perfect base for sugar cane growth and therefore Rum production.

The Dictador 12 Year Old Rum, made from the fermentation of unique virgin sugar cane honey, then distilled in a modern stainless steel alembic. This Dictador is a solera aged Rum, meaning it’s drawn from the solera vat at the ripe age of 12. Younger Rums are aged in oak casks and then blended with older Rums. The marriage of old and new provides an end result that is one of the most exquisite Rums you’ll ever get to taste. This Rum is aged for 12 years is pre-used oak barrels, and bottled at 40% ABV.

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oak tannins
vanilla
honey
caramel
smoky
dry
brown sugar
spicy
cinnamon
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Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Light copper

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Baking spices, brown sugar, cinnamon and vanilla.

Flavor / Taste / Palate 
Citrus, oak, vanilla, toffee with a hint of smokiness.

Finish
Dry fruit and oak tannins.
Ratings & Reviews
Troy
Troy,
Loved this Rum! Complex, delicious and not particularly hot.
 
Liam
Liam,
Good bite, great flavors. I enjoy sipping this one
 
Chris
Chris,
Took awhile but finally got to tasting this rum. Never had aged rum before. This was nice loved the vanilla flavor and the smokey flavor. The bit of heat at the end was a nice touch it would be nice on a winter night or day for that matter.
 
Richard
Richard,
I have been looking forward to this bottle since I got some in my last tasting box. Thoroughly enjoyable run. A little pricey but worth it.
 
Jay
Jay,
Aroma of vanilla work a strong vanilla taste a hint of oak and smoke. Ok for free. $41 price point a little much
 
will
will,
i liked it, smooth great tasting rum, this is my second bottle and i will buy it again. i especially enjoy this rum on a wet windy rainy day when the fire is lit. just sip it slowly and keep the fire stoked
 
Yasin
Yasin,
I got this with the year subscription and it is not bad. I love the bottle. I mostly get vanilla notes from it, but it is still too strong to sip on. It pairs exceptionally well with coke because of the vanilla. Would recommend for mixed drinks (with vanilla flavors). Would not recommend for sipping for any new drinkers looking for a smooth finish.
 
David
David,
Being new to this, I always that having a little Captain in you was the best thing...now I’m not too sure after having some Dictador in me. I’ll never be the same!
 
Austin
Austin,
Very good
 
David
David,
Amazing flavors.
 
mark
mark,
This one is delicious! Neat or on the rocks with a good cigar! You cant go wrong!
 
Arianna
Arianna,
This one made me realize I’ve been drinking the wrong rum my whole life! Will definitely be exploring a lot more rum.
 
Gregory
Gregory,
Dangerously smooth!
 
mark
mark,
Wonderfully smooth. With Vanilla, honey, and Carmel notes.
 
Todd
Todd,
Good but nothing special. Very sweet. Solera aged is different than aged.
 
Chris
Chris,
Returning to re-review now that I'm most of the way through the bottle. Served neat, I was rating it lower, but chilled or as part of just about any tiki drink (or non-tiki drink for that matter) I've tried and it's fantastic. Will definitely be keeping in the permanent stock.
 
Peter
Peter,
Nice taste clean finish . surprised by the complexity of this rum. Very good
 
Reese
Reese,
It had good flavor but the taste hinted at a cheaper spirit. Very aristocratic in taste
 
David
David,
Rum + Heaven = Dictador And I am a true Bourbon Man
 
Joshua
Joshua,
This is the first run I didn’t hate and will definitely buy again!
 
Linda
Linda,
This rum is smooth enough to sip on. I enjoyed the flavor
 
Roger
Roger,
Bottom line - what a beautiful rum. This rum is completely smooth and tastes of butterscotch. Its a keeper
 
Michael
Michael,
Great finish on this rum. Very smooth.
 
Galen
Galen,
I loved this!!! Nice smooth taste straight or mixed.👍👍👍👍
 
Chris
Chris,
Honestly, I thought it was a whiskey at first. Which...isn't bad? Just, was not what I was expecting from a rum. The finish was more rum-like, at least to me.
Chris
Chris,
Upon additional mulling over, the aftertaste is definitely sweeter and more what I would have expected. So I guess it's just the upfront that was odd to me.
Craig
Craig,
Rich and sweet to the point of gummy. Massive nose: Nice caramel and brown sugar aromas. But in the mouth it delivers little you don't get at the nose beyond an XXL mouthfeel. The finish is the texture [not the taste] of honey. A novel rum--Colombian!-- but not one I'll rebuy.
 
Jeremy
Jeremy,
I’m not a rum fan, but this one is smooth and pleasant.
 
Gregory
Gregory,
Very surprised at how smooth and tasty this is! So were my guests!
 
Robert
Robert,
For my first bottle, I couldn't believe I was getting a rum instead of a whiskey, but the description didn't disappoint. Dictador can be sipped neat; citrus and vanilla on the nose, caramel and spice on the palate.
 
Michael
Michael,
This is a great rum straight up or mixed in something. I would definitely buy another bottle or recommend it to someone.
 
Sean
Sean,
Excellent, smooth rum. Works pretty well in a rum and coke, though it brings out a very intense sweetness so your milage may vary.
 
Valery
Valery,
I was suprised very smooth not to sweet. reminds me of Haitian Rhum.
 
Patrick
Patrick,
I don't know anything about aromas, notes/palates/finishes. But it tastes good and has a little kick. I'm happy with it.
 
Jeffrey
Jeffrey,
Loved it on the rocks.
 
William
William,
This is very good rum straight up.
 
Seon
Seon,
I actually loved this drink. It’s sweet and spicy with a hint of smoke and honey on the end of the sip. Definitely buying again.
 
Jake
Jake,
Amazing rum. Notes of honey and vanilla with a nice smokey smell and taste.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Nose is a delicious blend of brown sugar, buttered toffee, and strong vanilla that truly invites you in. First sip presents notes of oak and vanilla, along with a subtle hint of coffee, all with a buttery mouthfeel. It is definitely sweet like most Rum, but not overtly sweet. The finish is baking spice and a hint of heat with the slight linger of vanilla. This rum is nice enough to be sipped neat, but also has enough flavor to work well in drinks.
 
Chad
Chad,
Absolute must have in your rum cabinet.
 
Jason
Jason,
Top shelf Rum.
 
Jason
Jason,
I believe this is a great sipping rum and deserves to be experienced unmixed.
 
Ben
Ben,
This has a strange tannic dryness to it. It very much reminds me of wet cardboard, which is a shame because the initial sweetness and fruit character are delightful. The initial impression you get with this rum is exciting, but the mid palate and especially the finish are where this starts to fall apart. Unfortunately this doesn't hold up well against finer sipping rums I've had (Foursquare comes to mind), although I'm sure this will make for some excellent mixed drinks.
 
Dave
Dave,
This bottle redefined what rum is in my book. Fantastic!
 
Jonathan
Jonathan,
It's not bad. Not sure if I would buy it again. More of a mixing rum imo.
 
Ian
Ian,
Smells great. Taste is disappointing and flat. I’ll use it as a mixing rum.
 
Jason
Jason,
It what dreams are made of........if it could be bottled
 
Lynne
Lynne,
A smooth rum with a smoky caramel flavor that enhances the taste. A slight vanilla hint. Great on it's own.
 
David
David,
this Rum is very good. it has a strong burn but a wonderful Caramel taste and is super smooth with no bite at all. very good rum.
 
Joshua
Joshua,
Wow... I wasn’t expecting it to be this good. It is like sucking on caramels or a Werther’s original... really dig‘ nit
 
Brandi
Brandi,
Great rum! Fiance loved it.
 
Steve
Steve,
Delicious, with heavy maple notes but subtle floral notes as well.
 
Matt
Matt,
Not a huge rum drinker but for those who are and enjoy coffee notes, this is a rum for you.
 
Rick
Rick,
This rum did not do it for me. I prefer a rum that has more going for it.
 
adam
adam,
Dictator has a rich and creamy flavor that makes it a great tequila to sip. Vanilla and citrus fruit mix to provide a back of the lounge/mouth experience.
 
William
William,
Best rum i have ever had
 
Jonathan
Jonathan,
Not normally a rum guy, this stuff is pretty good. Oak, vanilla and caramel taste and smell. Much smoother than I thought it'd be.
 
Dave
Dave,
Redefines rum in my book - fantastic
 
Alejandro
Alejandro,
This is my first bottle from Colombia so I drink it as I take it, unstirred w/o rocks dry from the bottle excellent flavors. Some grilled white fish would be best or clamshells depending in your appetite. I’ll seek for more
 
Vincent
Vincent,
oaky vanilla nose, vanilla caramel taste, with a sweet finish. It is truly smooth and easy to drink
 
Angela
Angela,
Oaky, vanilla nose. Strong caramel flavoring, with some burn. Over ice and it's really smooth
 
Edwin
Edwin,
It was one of the best aged rums I've had. The caramel notes are amazing, and go fantastic with some aged cheese
 
adam
adam,
Great rum for the price. Smooth and rich in flavor this is a real best but.
 
guest
guest,
Cocoa rum! Full of Body and rly sweet, but not as Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva. Caramel, Brown Sugar + Cocoa, great for sipping without rocks.
 
Danny
Danny,
Lots of tobacco and black pepper. It has a warm finish.
 
Brian
Brian,
Highly overrated. I would not recommend drinking this neat or on the rocks. It's decent for mixers, though it skews the drinks a bit sweet. Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva is a much better rum in the same price bracket. Most $30 bottles you can get from any liquor store are better than this.
 
Cesar
Cesar,
Very smooth and a bit sweet.
 
Timothy
Timothy,
Too sweet for my taste, thought I was drinking southern comfort mixed with cough medicine
 
Howard
Howard,
It's a misrepresentation to say it is 12 year old rum. Solera rum is not a specific year. That said, it isn't bad rum for the $$, but Diplomatico Exclusiva Reserva is better in my opinon.
 
Howard
Howard,
Smooth, but extremely sweet. Strong maple syrup flavor. Priced about right if you like this much sweetness. Very different from Parce 12 year.
 
David
David,
Tastes like something I would put on pancakes. A lot of maple flavor with a hint of butter. Not a bad taste, but not something that i would always reach for. But it does offer a change of taste.
 
Brian
Brian,
Very nice sipper. Especially if you are in the mood for something sweet
 
Rowan
Rowan,
Great
 
Thomas
Thomas,
has a lot of maple flavor
 
PJ
PJ,
Very sweet at first with a heavy maple syrup finish. Drys out after 3-4 sips.
 
Kimani
Kimani,
This has a great oaky sweetness that's very mellow.
 
Byron
Byron,
Good but as one might expect, not as good as Dictador's 20 year version. Similar rich flavor notes but with a stronger astringent harshness. Comparisons aside, it's a nice sipping rum.
 
Jackie
Jackie,
Sweet aftertaste with a hint of coffee
 
Mike
Mike,
Excellent sipping rum.
 
Donna
Donna,
Sorry, I'm unable to sample... the bottle had been previously opened and a considerable amount appears to be missing!!! Seriously? I paid $45.99 for a bottle that probably contains a fair amount of backwash from the person that opened it. DISGUSTING THIS WILL BE MY LAST ORDER... I DO NOT BUY "USED" SPIRITS!
 
Tony
Tony,
Very Smooth
 
Kyle
Kyle,
Awesome layered flavors. Perfect for sipping. Mixing this treat would be sacrilegious.
 
Mike
Mike,
This is very smooth Rum. The tastes just flow off your tongue. I like it better than many of the scotch and Rye's I have.
 
Michael
Michael,
Smooth rum but the 20 year is better.
 
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