Scotch producer Glenfarclas launches rum in collaboration with Dictador

Kate Malczewski

Kate Malczewski

25 January 2019

Scotch whisky distillery Glenfarclas has partnered with Colombian rum producer Dictador to launch a limited-edition rum, Dictador Glenfarclas 1972 – the first spirit other than whisky to leave the Speyside-based distillery.

The collaboration is part of Dictador’s 2 Masters project, which sees the rum producers partnering with brands such as Hardy Cognac, Vignobles Despagne, Champagne Leclerc Briant and beyond to finish batches of its aged rum.

To craft the spirit, Dictador finished a 45-year-old single vintage rum in port casks for 36 months. The liquid was then shipped to Scotland, where Glenfarclas’ distillery manager Callum Fraser decided to place it in a 2002 third-fill sherry cask for seven more months.

According to Dictador, the result is a rum with a nose of malted barley, sherry, dried apricots, maple syrup and tropical fruit. The whisky characteristics are less pronounced on the palate, instead boasting the richness of dried fruit, toffee, sweet tobacco and roasted coconut.

Interested in tempting your customers with a pricey pour? The bottle retails for a cool £1,300, exclusively at Harrods.

Dictador Glenfarclas 1972, 45% abv, RRP £1,300/70cl, Harrods

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