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Dictador 12-Year rum

Dictador 12-Year

Colombia | Aged

Dictador bestseller. Dictador 12 Years Old is aged in American Oak ex-Bourbon barrels, then finished in Sherry casks. Your everyday companion. Beautiful in cocktails.

6.9/10 (332 ratings)
Tasty, but not quite great


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Posted almost 4 years ago by Craig from United States with 12 ratings

Bottle is very pretty. Smell is sweet almost smells like pancake syrup. Very smooth. Nice drinking it on the rocks or neat. Mixes well with Coke although it's a bit pricy for that. Overall, a really good choice for middle price rum.


Posted 5 years ago by Dave from Belgium with 41 ratings

Een heel mooi en lekker rum past goe met een milde sigaar 👍👍👍


Posted 5 years ago by cK from Canada with 64 ratings

Excellent rum with a nice citrus taste and finish. Very sippable.


Posted over 4 years ago by Herman (PREMIUM) from United States with 95 ratings

My favorite has been Plantation XO for a while, and this rum gets pretty close. Very smooth, slightly less body than the Plantation. A little bit more alcohol smell but not overpowering. I would purchase again.


Posted 4 years ago by Martin K from Slovakia with 17 ratings

Eine willkommene Abwechslung zu den vielen sehr süßen Rums. Ein klassischer und doch ganz besonderer Rum.


Posted almost 5 years ago by Rumpelstiltskin from United States with 33 ratings

(Revised) I revised the rating from a 7 to an 8. You can definitely get some coffee and nuts like some previous reviewers mentioned but honestly it seemed a little harsh for the price and age. However, with just a SMALL splash of water the edge is taken off but the taste remains. Also I found that once it got a chance to breathe the taste improved immensely. The coffee taste really is fantastic and different. Definitely do yourself a favor and pick a bottle up if you can find one.


Posted 4 years ago by thearn3 from Canada with 14 ratings

I recently picked up a bottle while traveling to Chicago. Once home, I cracked the label and poured out a not too generous amount over some ice and let breathe. I was impressed by the nose and the first sip was smooth with a bit of burn to start with. Will try again tonight and get back if my thoughts change at all!


Posted almost 4 years ago by Tom Rhoads from United States with 88 ratings

Very smooth, everything you would expect in a solera style rum.

Small black

Posted over 3 years ago by Duckstab from Czech Republic with 73 ratings

Za svou cenu zcela přijatelný. Voňavý, ale od poloviny lahve trochu lihovitý, středně sladký rum, který se od jiných podobných odlišuje zejména výraznou kávovou složkou, aniž by potlačil ostatní obvyklé rumové aspekty.
Příjemná pogumovaná láhev navzdory údajně staršímu japonskému návrhu tvarově evokuje Piráty z Karibiku, takže by se Dictador dojista dobře lokal i rovnou z flašky, kdyby se někdo k tak neuctivému činu snížil.


Posted over 5 years ago by mamajuana from United States with 148 ratings

My understanding of this 12 year rum is not that the oldest rum is 12 years rather this is some type of average (according to a Dictador rep) from rums between 8 and 14 years old. After all blending is said and done equals 12 years of age.

I just cracked open a 12 year old bottle after finding it in a local release with a great price and never actually seeing it in store before. This bottle came in a coaster box meaning just that... a half inch cardboard coaster. The bottle has a natural cork.

My initial thoughts here... Nosing nothing unexpected very subdued alcohol, coffee, cinnamon buns, vanilla, butterscotch, some fruit.

The tasting..

Very forward in the entire palate and back of the throat. After the initial blast which I consider to be a slight burn with slight spice near the end the flavors develop and is completely smooth by its exit. The initial entry is quite a surprise to me as is the burn for a 40% spirit. The main flavors I get are somewhat complex in their change from butterscotch, vanilla, dark chocolate, ending with a sweet caramel finish with forward distinct coffee flavor?

I find if I leave this one in the mouth too long before a swallow that the burn on the tongue is quite obvious and even so harsh that it destroys the flavors of the finish. Best swallow this one fast! Leaving it out to breath a good while helps to mellow this attribute.

The sweetness and coffee on the finish can be tasted for quite some time.