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Dictador XO Perpetual rum

Dictador XO Perpetual

Colombia | Aged

Perpetuating family traditions. A dry, very deeply elegant rum. The favourite rum of Hernan Parra, Dictador Master Blender. Aged in premium quality, ex-bourbon and ex-sherry. Aging time 25-35 years.

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Posted 1 month ago by bat_svil from Bulgaria with 16 ratings

A good rum with a slightly sweeter character than its Cuban brothers. It unfolds well and has a good aftertaste of caramel and honey.


Posted 1 month ago by howie from United Kingdom with 2 ratings

Just different class. Smooth and syrupy with a grown-up sweetness like you get from a properly old blended malt. The sherry floods your palate yet I swear I can taste a near "sweet licorice" standing alongside . The stuff sticks to your mouth like neat Glenmorangie. All oily and viscous whilst taking your taste buds on a taste trip that lasts long after the sip has gone.
I know it's as good as a hundred quid. But for a quality sipping rum it may just be worth it.


Posted 1 month ago by Theodora from Slovenia with 100 ratings

Very nice aroma with vanila, orange, chocholate, medium alcohol, sugar with long aftertaste. For me very good balanced clasic rum,

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Posted 2 months ago by Mr. Rumantic from Germany with 103 ratings

The Dictador XO Perpetual is a Solera Blend from Colombia. It was stored in various barrel types (Ex Bourbon, Sherry and Port Wine) for up to 20 years. The rum is based on sugar cane juice and is not sugared. With 40% drinking strength, it comes into the bottle. The design is certainly a matter of taste. Similar to all Dictador bottlings under 100€, I don't find it particularly nice.

In the nose it is immediately clear in which direction the rum goes. Coffee and mocha notes combine with dark chocolate, oak, vanilla and caramel. A heavy sweet scent that invites you to explore for a long time. On the palate, the rum is quite sweet with chocolate, toffee, mocha and coffee notes. But it's also spicy. The finish is a little too short for me and the aromas pass relatively quickly. The 40% made the rum a bit watery.

The rum is an Easy Sipper, if you like the described flavors. It is easy to drink and the alcohol is barely perceptible. I would like to drink the rum with 2-5% more alcohol. A super sweet rum without sugar. Personally, the Insolent and also the 20 taste a little better to me. Would not by this one for 70-80Euros.

Der Dictador XO Perpetual ist ein Solera Blend aus Kolumbien. Er wurde in verschiedenen Fasstypen (Ex Bourbon, Sherry und Portwein) bis zu 20 Jahre gelagert. Der Rum basiert auf Zuckerrohrsaft und ist nicht gezuckert. Mit 40% Trinkstärke kommt er in die Flasche. Das Design ist dabei sicherlich Geschmackssache. Ähnlich wie bei allen Dictador Abfüllungen unter 100€ finde ich es nicht besonders schön.

In der Nase ist sofort klar in welche Richtung der Rum geht. Deutliche Kaffee und Mokka Noten verbinden sich mit dunkler Schokolade, Eiche, Vanille und Karamel. Ein schwerer süffiger Duft der zum langen Erforschen einläd. Am Gaumen ist der Rum erstmal durchaus süß mit Schokolade, Toffe, Mokka und Kaffee Noten. Es ist aber auch würze dabei. Der Abgang ist mir etwas zu kurz und die Aromen vergehen relativ schnell. Auch die 40% lassen den Rum doch etwas wässrig zurück.

Der Rum ist ein Easy Sipper, wenn man die beschriebenen Geschmacksnoten mag. Er lässt sich leicht trinken und der Alkohol ist kaum wahrnehmbar. Ich würde den Rum gerne mit 2-5% mehr Alkohol trinken. Ein super Süßrum ohne Zucker. Mir persönlich schmeckt der Insolent und auch der 20er etwas besser. Für 70-80 Euro würde ich persönlich nicht dafür ausgeben.


Posted 2 months ago by Jipla from Belgium with 64 ratings

Bought this one after having the 10y, 12y and 20y, this is my top 3 in my collection. Simply delicious


Posted 4 months ago by OctavianCatusanu from Romania with 5 ratings

I loved this one as well, but I can't give it the 10 that I gave to the XO Insolent. This rum didn't hit me as sweet as the other one, but I would definitely not skip it. You should have this one in your cabinet at all times, for the people that prefer something a little bit drier than its brother. Loved it.


Posted 4 months ago by Karin from Canada with 4 ratings

My top choice of Dictador Rums from Colombia, great job on working the Bourbon and sherry casks :)


Posted 5 months ago by Georg from United States with 4 ratings

So tasty! Beautiful sweetness on the nose, when I drink it I can feel my body relaxing. I definitely will try it with my cigars.


Posted 5 months ago by MoveThatGeaRUp from Germany with 16 ratings

Now this is very similar to its brother Insolent: Smooth, oak, coffee/roasted smell. BUT the caramel flavor, which adds sweetness to Insolent, is completely missing here, making this rum a more rough than sweet experience.


Posted 6 months ago by Max from France with 5 ratings

XO Perpetual- my top choice of Dictador Rums from Colombia, great job on working the Bourbon and sherry casks. Very elegant rum.