A 45-year-old Dictador Rum from a 1972 single vintage cask finished in fine port casks and then shipped to Glenfarclas in Scotland, where it further spent 7 months in a Glenfarclas 2002 third-fill Jerez Sherry cask. Bottled at 45% ABV.
Nose: Undoubtedly a great old rum married into a superb whisky with very clear malted barley overtones, sherry notes, dark chocolate and dried apricots over the sweeter smell of maple syrup, melted brown sugar and tropical fruits.
Palate: The whisky somewhat fades into the background and gets overtaken by immensely rounded, rich liquid dried fruits with medjool dates, sun-dried raisins and acacia honey character, although without the sugar content, just pure aged rum. It kicks back in with incredible balance between the alcohol, fruit and acidity, going into a fabulous finish that just lingers for minutes once the “burn” is away and has notes of toffee, sweet tobacco and toasted coconut.
Color: A dark golden bronze with flashes of mahogany in the center out to a highly viscous light brass color in the glass.