Dictador creates whisky, Cognac and wine barrel aged rumBy Owen Bellwood
Colombian rum producer Dictador has collaborated with wine and spirits producers to create a “decades-old” rum, aged in whisky, Cognac and wine casks.
The new expression, called 2 Masters, will see the Dicatador’s minimum 40-year-old rum finished in barrels from the Glenfarclass distillery, Hardy Cognac, Leclerc Briant Champagne and wine producer Château D’Arche.
Benedicte Hardy, owner of Hardy Spirits, said: “I think it’s a very unique experience for us because I have known Dictador for a few years and I am very impressed by the style of their products and I am really enjoying the fact that we can cooperate.”
Dictador master blender Hernan Parra selected the producers he wished to collaborate with himself and travelled to France earlier this year to began the process.
2 Masters has been described as “an expertly-blended, decades-old liquid made from the finest hand-selected and meticulously-sourced global brand masters.”
As well as the unique characteristics which will come from the different casks used, ageing the product in each collaborators cellar will offer varying climate conditions in which 2 Masters will mature.
Parra, describes the new expressions as: “A rare, ageless and unconventional piece of art”.
2 Masters will join Dictador’s rum portfolio which currently includes 12-year-old and 20-year-old expressions.
It is anticipated the first bottles of 2 Masters will be released in the second quarter of 2018, depending upon the resting and ageing process.