A 45 year-old Dictador Rum from a 1976 vintage finished in whisky casks was shipped to Jerez de la Frontera in the hot south of Spain.
There the rum was matured for 9 months in 50 year-old French Oak Pedro Ximenez casks.
Appearance: Deep polished rosewood, with crimson lights. Slow, thick legs, indicating texture.
Aroma: A profound and mellow nose-feel, lightly nose-drying. The top notes are of Christmas cake with burnt edges, with toasted flaked almonds, becoming gamey and meaty after a while (roast grouse).
The mid-notes are both fruity (old Madeira) and floral - a heady, scented fragrance of tropical lilies on a hot night. The base note is
reminiscent of burnt toffee.
Palate: A creamy, mouth-filling texture and a sweet taste overall, with treacle toffee in mid-palate and a suggestion of wine-marinaded and
glazed pork. Then a perfumed finish, pleasantly mouth-cooling with lingering warm spice.