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Dictador 1979 Best of rum

Dictador 1979 Best of

Colombia | Aged

The precious liquids in our 'Best Of' range represent a selection from our greatest and most mature barrels. Our impressive collection has been developing since the opening of our distillery in 1913 and represents one of the most significant stocks of Fine & Rare Rums in the World today. The aging process gives complexity, smoothness, 3rd and 4th tasting note, character and the lingering aftertaste.

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Posted 1 month ago by kudzey (TASTING CLUB) from Poland with 26 ratings

This is the oldest rum I've tried so far, aged 36 years (much older than me), and also my first meeting with Dictator best of series. Every year several casks are bottled, I have no idea how much they should differ but let me note down that this review concerns cask 79-1111, 41.8% ABV.

From the first sniff one can say it belongs to the Dictator family, with it's unique scents: coffee and chocolate. A combination of oak and dark dessert chocolate dominates but there is much more: toasted wood, grapefruit and lime zest, together with other indistinct fruits peels and juices. Tasting it back-to-back with the 20yo one can sense which is the older one.

In the mouth the rum is dry with very little sourness. This smooth experience begins with the taste of cocoa powder and dense dark chocolate, which is followed by coffee and fruity notes. Subsequently the dry oak and walnuts appear and the intense cocoa aftertaste, accompanied by caramelized banana and dry oak constitute a long-lasting aftertaste. Despite I listed the notes which are generally connected to sweetness, this rum is a very dry one.

The "best of 1979" is doubtlessly a level up rum, compared to the basic range of Dictator.

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Posted over 2 years ago by 5xo (PREMIUM) from Slovakia with 270 ratings

So they added artificial coffee flavor like they do to every other Dictador. At least it is not overpowering and if you just don't think about it, it's drinkable. Which is not very nice thing to say about premium vintage rum, is it?

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Posted over 2 years ago by Quintin from United Kingdom with 63 ratings

Smooth rich flavours of leather, caramel, molasses, liquorice with a slight nutty finish and a subtle natural sweetness that is perfectly balanced. This is a real treat and worth every penny/cent.
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Posted 18 days ago by HunterRomario from Czech Republic with 319 ratings

39 let zrání, ročník 1979
Alkohol: 41 %
Původ: Kolumbie
Aroma: Závan třešňové pálenky a třešňového likéru, Bari mandle, pikantní kořenitost a špetka medicínskosti. (87 b)
Chuť: Chuť naprosto věrně kopíruje dojem z aroma, takže medicínskost, Bari mandle a třešně. (87 b)
Body: 87/100
Shrnutí: Ochutnávka naslepo při naší již 23. degustaci s kamarádem. Bari mandle mě v tipu nasměrovaly na Mauricius, konkrétně jsem myslel, že by to mohl být nějaký Arcane, Dictador mě pak při odtajnění překvapil, ten mám spojený s výraznější kávovostí, takže mě vůbec nenapadl. Zajímavý kousek, ale od tak starého a samozřejmě i drahého plnění bych chtěl ještě víc. Jsem moc rád za možnost ochutnat.

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Posted 4 months ago by Noxondra from Czech Republic with 14 ratings

Ovocná vůně, možná třešně.
Nejsem si úplně jistý, jestli mi chutná.

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Posted 9 months ago by Gastovski (PREMIUM) from Czech Republic with 28 ratings

Č.šarže: 051218
Typ sudu: EX-P415
Batch: 79-005
Lahev č.: 254/300
Aroma: Káva a hořká čokoláda
Chuť: Lehce káva s karamelem
Dozvuk: Kořenitý, kávový, jemný, ultra krátký
Sladkost: 1/3
Vzorek #6 na RumFest Praha 2020
Velké zklamání! Očekával jsem komplexní rum, když se jedná o takové stáří. Ochutnával jsem i ročník 1987 a je opravdu k nevíře, že se jedná o obyčejné, nudné rumy. Kvalitativně se od 20 yo či od XO verzí v zásadě neliší, jen několikanásobně vyšší cenou.

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Posted 11 months ago by Adrian Adame from Czech Republic with 397 ratings

Velmi netypický Dictador, ve vůni i v chutí typické agricole, nenadchl 👎

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Posted 11 months ago by Michal Micko from Czech Republic with 447 ratings

Sweeter with coffee tones like typical Dictador line. Aftertaste include a bit of smoked tones and is more than average.

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Posted over 1 year ago by Marco Rubin from Switzerland with 41 ratings

Teurer aber einer der besten Rum. Man riecht extrem die lange Lagerung im Holzfass.

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Posted 2 years ago by Joola69 from United States with 2808 ratings

Enjoyed a bottle of Dictador Best of 1979 with my friend during a vacation. Very nice and high end bottle and hand written label design. Deep mahogany color. Typical coffee notes are clearly identifiable to the nose and palate from all older Dictador brands. Surprisingly similar to the Best of 1977.