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Dictador 20-Year rum

Dictador 20-Year

Colombia | Aged

Dictador iconic product. Dictador 20 Years Old is aged in American Oak ex-Bourbon barrels, then finished in ex-Port casks. Your rum for the special occasion. Taste it neat!

7.4/10 (292 ratings)
Recommendable to most

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Posted 3 years ago by Cory from Australia with 27 ratings

I love this rum. Its coffee and caramal flavours are stunning. Its so very smooth.

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Posted over 3 years ago by Tony Lindo from Panama with 133 ratings

Firme, balanceado y elegante, tiene notas intrigantes de intensidad que sorprenden y deleitan. Miel dulce y especias con carácter se envuelven en un cálido toque ahumado. Cítricos, frutas tropicales maduras y caramelo entre notas de tabaco y pasas. El largo, suave y relajante final es complejo y fascinante - un sinnúmero de influencias que terminan con notas sutiles de turba.

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Posted 4 years ago by Daniel from Czech Republic with 121 ratings

Perfect without doubts nice smell Fine Taste on tongue.

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Posted 4 years ago by Ivan from Australia with 2 ratings

A beautiful dark rum which is big on the nose with camel toffee sugar and vanilla aromas. Deep and rich taste. Smells sweet and tastes smooth and dry. This is a must for your collection

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Posted almost 3 years ago by JR from Netherlands with 7 ratings

Once I drank a bottle with some friends. It changed the whole conversation because of the character. Strong rum taste which leaves a sparkle in your mouth and the mind

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Posted almost 3 years ago by John Herve from United States with 3 ratings

Great aroma, complex, oak, coffee, christmas cake. Dry and long finish, citrus marmalade. Amazing

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Posted almost 6 years ago by Peter from Hungary with 91 ratings

Once again,after finishing a 12yo Dictador, i had another present of my wonderful wife. The bottle didn't last long either,just like the 15yo El Dorado. Its hard to find a better rum then this.Addionally,the bottle style of Dictador is the coolest i ever seen

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Posted 2 years ago by Paul B (PREMIUM) from United States with 350 ratings

This Dictador is priced at about halfway between Dictador 12 and Dictador XO Insolent. So I needed to find out if it is worth the extra money over the 12 and is it almost as good as the XO Insolent? The answer to both questions is "YES!!!". The flavors are much more pronounced than the 12 and comparing side by side almost makes the 12 seem like a bourbon. Since this company also sells coffee and stores the beans in the barrels used to age these rums, coffee dominates the taste. You will either love these rums or hate them. I happen to love them. Great taste with no added sugars.

Since this is the second most expensive rum that I have ever purchased ($65), I consider it and it's older brother XO Insolent at $96 to be reserved for special occasions. I am glad that I bought a whole bottle to test side by side against the 12 rather than try one ounce at a bar and rely on my memory of what the 12 tasted like. These two are not even close in comparison to taste.

After only 5 days of opening this bottle and comparing it to my other highly rated rums, I have no choice except to raise my initial rating from a 9 to a 10! However, if you hate coffee, you will disagree with me on this one. This one for me is a $65 bottle of perfection in a rum. I would not hesitate to buy this one again on a regular basis. Only 25% of the rums that I have rated here fall into this category of repeat purchases being justified.

Update August 10, 2019: I now find myself with all three of my favorites: Dictador 12, Dictador 20, and Dictador XO Insolent. Time for side by side comparisons neat. This one makes the Dictador 12 seem like Angostura 1919. which is a good thing, but still not up to the level of the finest Dictadors. This is still damn good rum worthy of my 10 rating, but it lacks the refined finish of the Dictador XO Insolent. If that finish is worth an extra $35 US per bottle to you, then go for it.

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Posted almost 3 years ago by 8E7 from Belgium with 15 ratings

I absolutely love this one, and I get why it doesn't get a higher rating. It has a very strong, explicit smell and taste to it which many probably won't appreciate. That is the coffee aroma... I get it, but I'm also a big fan of coffee so this guy is a favorite of mine

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Posted almost 3 years ago by David Pereira from Luxembourg with 1 rating

One of my favourites rums. i recommend it to everyone