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Newsletter August 2020

Dear Dictador Team & Friends,

Summer season is well under way and we hope that you had or are planning a wonderful break. Meanwhile, we prepared a snapshot of very exciting news from the Dictador worlds. Enjoy it while sipping Dictador!

NEW line of Dictador

Dictador Capitulo

Available in September

We are thrilled to share with you the recent addition to Dictador family.
Dictador Capitulo is a series of limited release rum casks aged under the supervision of Hernan Parra. Capitulo (‘chapter’ in Spanish’), showcases the Parra family’s dedication and hard work, drawing on colourful Colombian heritage to create the unique flavour profiles captured in each of these releases.

Dictador Capitulo Uno (‘Chapter One’) is a collection of rums aged in American Oak, with finishes across different styles of casks including Port and Sherry.

Capitulo Oak Cask


Rich tobacco, blackcurrants, cedar wood, cocktail cherries, hints of vanilla and some cinnamon notes.


Lots of summer fruits, strawberries, cherries, raspberry. A hint of custard and cream, some notes of dry oak and elements of a newly opened humidor.


Plenty of oak dryness backed with some ginger cake and cinnamon.

Comment from Joel Harrison, acclaimed Spirit Writer:


June 2020 (Covid-19 lockdown period)

Interview with Hernan Parra, Dictador Master Blender

Sit back, tune in and enjoy listening the interview with Hernan Parra on the uniqueness of aged rum, various rum flavours and Hernan’s favourite drink.

Dictador charity auction at Sotheby’s

We were extremely proud to take part in the charity auction at Sotheby’s. The participants of this auction could bid for a very special cask of Dictador 40-year old single vintage Dictador rum.

Hernan Parra, Dictador Master Blender: ‘This Dictador cask is very special for me. Together with my father, Diego Parra, we worked on this special rum over two generations. It was aged for the first 20 years in American Oak Ex-Bourbon barrels and then spent further 20 years in Sherry casks. The result is exquisite!‘

The cask was sold for 38’700GBP. All proceeds from the auction will be donated to preserve the vulnerable eco-system in the area surrounding the distillery.

It was also a wonderful suprise to see the footage about this event on the very day of Hernan Parra’s birthday.

Dictador at Club Oenologique

Keeping spirits alive! Scottish distilleries may be closed to visitors, but a raft of new releases will provide cheer to whisky lovers in the second half of the year. A beautiful article in Club Oenologique and a word on Dictador's new release. Article by Joel Harrison.

12YO New 2020 Neat

Is rum about to become the new gin?

Very exciting to see BBC article on the growth and premiumisation of the rum category. With global rum sales totalling $16.5bn in 2019 (IWSR) , rum is now officially the third biggest category after whisky and vodka. Article by Emily McAuliffe.