Established in 1913 by Don Julio Parra, the award-winning Dictador rums are produced at Destilería Colombiana, loff the northern Caribbean coast in Cartagena. The brand is named after Don Julio’s ancestor who earned the name “Dictador” when he arrived in Colombia (then known as Nueva Granada) from Spain in the 18th Century; he became known for his strong and powerful nature. Still a family-owned company, Dictador is run by Hernan Parra Arango, the third generation and Dictador Master Blender, who is committed to producing the finest spirits in all of Colombia.
Dictador rums are created using sugar cane honey obtained from cane grown near the distillery and a proprietary natural yeast strain cultivated by the family to ensure the brand’s singular taste and texture profile is kept pure and consistent. Almost all the Dictador rums are aged using a solera system at their aging facility located 4,265 feet above sea level, surrounded by majestic mountains at an average of 68 degrees Fahrenheit. The U.S. portfolio will include a number of aged rums such as the Dictador 12 Years Old and 20 Years Old rums, the 100 Months series, the XO series, and limited edition ‘Best of’ and ‘Two Master Blender’ selections.