A 41-year-old Dictador Rum from a 1975 single vintage cask finished in Bourbon
barrels and then shipped to Laballe in Armagnac, where it further spent six
months in an interesting Black Gascon oak cask, medium toasted.
Bottled at 46% ABV.
Nose: Great complexity and soft vanilla extract, crème caramel, almond
butter, banana leaf esters, punctuated by dried apple and figs as well as
Palate: It expands and coats the palate with rich dark chocolate, mocha and
toasted pecans as an overlay to the more expansive sea-salt caramel and maple
bar, going into a long supple finish that lingers with nice touches of caramel apple
and high-grade marzipan.
Color: Dark and brooding mahogany with brass accents, going out into a fine light
golden rim with high viscosity and nice legs showing in the glass.