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A sherry cask of Dictador Colombian 40 Year Old Rum 62.7 abv 1980

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90,000 - 120,000 GBP

A sherry cask of Dictador Colombian 40 Year Old Rum 62.7 abv 1980

A sherry cask of Dictador Colombian 40 Year Old Rum 62.7 abv 1980


90,000 - 120,000 GBP

Lot sold:



A sherry cask of Dictador Colombian 40 Year Old Rum 62.7 abv 1980 

Distilled in 1980, matured for 20 years in an American Oak ex-Bourbon Barrel, second maturation for 20 years in a Sherry Cask, bulk volume 217 litres

1 Barrel


·      This lot offers the extremely rare opportunity for one lucky bidder to purchase their own cask of 40 year old 1980 vintage Dictador Rum consigned directly from Dictador.

·      This is a charity lot with 100% of the proceeds to be donated to the Dictador Art Masters Foundation.

·      The cask, which is being offered In Bond only, is lying at Dictador’s historic distillery in Cartagena, Colombia.

·      The 217 bulk litres of this cask yield circa 300 70cl bottles at the natural strength of 62.7% abv. The bottling strength can be selected by the buyer and bottle labels can be customised with the buyer’s information. Label examples can be found in the image section of this page. Bottling fees are covered by Dictador on the buyer’s behalf.

·      The purchase of this lot includes only the outturn of liquid with the cask. Due to international shipping and import regulations the cask itself will remain in Colombia once its contents have been bottled.

·      Dictador will arrange for this cask’s outturn to be bottled on the buyer’s behalf and for bottles to be shipped, free of charge, and landed in bond at Dictador’s nominated bonded warehouse in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

·      From Rotterdam, shipping to the buyer’s final destination will be arranged through Dictador. The buyer will be responsible for the costs of the shipment from Rotterdam to the final destination. All local taxes and duties associated with the import of the bottles into their final destination are to be covered by the buyer.

·      Should you wish to store the bottles under bond in the bonded warehouse in Rotterdam, Dictador offer two years gratis storage in their account, with charges being applied thereafter.



Dictador 1980


Colour: Engine Oil

Nose: This is a big spirit! The 62.7% ABV takes no prisoners and bursts out of the glass bringing with it a lot of flavour. This is a glass that is not difficult to talk about.

First and foremost, it’s dry fruit: Toffee, Daim bars and salted caramel dark chocolate journey into Liquorice Allsorts. It is also discernibly smoky, heavily charred casks giving notes of burnt ends, a glazed ham with fennel seeds and the smell of a leather jacket the day after a barbecue. With time in the glass it mellows nicely, developing notes of dark roasted cold-brew coffee with a spoonful of treacle and a dash of almond milk, chocolate raisins and toffee popcorn.

Palate: A lot of heat from the high alcohol and with it comes wood spices, espresso-butter on warm banana bread, hot rooibos and liquorice root tea, cigar tobacco and a box of raisins. After a drop of water this rum opens up with cola, leather and fig rolls.

Finish: The finish is medium-long with the fruitiness first to ease followed by spices, leaving an oaky finish with noticeable tannin.