A 45-year-old Dictador Rum from a 1972 single vintage cask finished in fine port casks and then shipped to Glenfarclas in Scotland, where it further spent 7 months in a Glenfarclas 2002 third-fill Jerez Sherry cask. Bottled at 45% ABV.
Undoubtedly a great old rum married into a superb whisky with very clear malted barley overtones, sherry notes and dried apricots over the sweeter smell of maple syrup, melted brown sugar and tropical fruits.
The whisky somewhat fades into the background and gets overtaken by immensely rounded, rich liquid dried fruits with medjool dates, sun-dried raisins and acacia honey character, although without the sugar content, just pure aged rum. It kicks back in with incredible balance between the alcohol, fruit and acidity, going into a fabulous finish that just lingers for minutes once the “burn” is away and has notes of toffee, sweet tobacco and toasted coconut.
A dark golden bronze with flashes of mahogany in the center out to a highly viscous light brass color in the glass.