HISTORY The year is 1913 and the Parra family establishes its first distillery in the heart of Cartagena de India's and from there knowledge is passed from father to son over successive generations. The family works the land and so the legend of Dictator grows. A short ten years later the company now known as Destileria Colombian is admitted into the Chamber of Commerce of Cartagena, a sure sign the company and its rum are thriving. By 1951 through perseverance and hard work it has grown into one of the biggest distilling and ageing facilities in Colombia. In 2009 during a vacation trip to Cartagena, European investors sample and fall in love with the rum. Eager to share the unique taste of the rum with the rest of the world they decide to buy shares in Destileria Colombian and so a partnership is forged in the heat of this smooth, amber liquid we call Dictator.