A 39-year-old Dictador Rum from a 1978 single vintage cask finished in sherry casks and then shipped to Leclerc Briant in Champagne, where the rum spent eight months further in lightly toasted TARANSAUD & SEGUIN-MOREAU cask used by Leclerc Briant since 2009. Bottled at 44% ABV. TASTING NOTES Nose: Surprisingly rich, mellow buttered caramel overtones with greener new French oak nuances, toasted coconut, vanilla stalk and salted caramel with freshness and nuttiness. Palate: A rich, expansive complexity with maple bar over vanilla yoghurt, then honeyed berry character and grape juice. On the mid-palate, it changes character and begins its slow lingering route back to the origins of the rum with condensed sugar cane juice, evaporated milk and hints of honeysuckle flowers. Color: Deep golden bronze with lovely graduating layers of mahogany to the rim, showing excellent viscosity in the glass.