Dictador 1978 Abyss 40 Year Old
The Destilería Colombiana was established in 1913 by Don Julio Arango y Parra and today it is still run by members of his family. The distillery’s flagship brand, Dictador, is named after Severo Arango y Ferro, nicknamed "El Dictador," for the heavy hand with which oversaw trade between Spain and its colonies in the 18th century. Don Julio was one of his descendants. The distillery operates both copper pot stills as well as a stainless steel six-column continuous still, and uses a wash made from sugarcane “honey.” This is the product of the first stage in molasses production, which produces a syrup by boiling off the water from freshly pressed cane juice. This provides a lighter distillate than traditional molasses.
Pretty innovative stuff from Columbian rum house Dictador. Distilled in 1978 the Abyss has been matured 40 years including an 8 month period at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean! Placed 30 meters under the water, off the coast of Ushant Island, in specially designed caissons which protected the precious liquid from natural hazards whilst maintaining a constant 11-13ºc with maximal humidity and 3 bars of pressure.
The liquid has been filled into only 46 unusual, barnacle encrusted bottles.