The History in 1751 Severo Arango y Ferro arrives to Cartagena de Indias to control and increased the commerce between American Spanish colonies and Spain. His strength and power gave him the over name of ‘Dictador’. Since his first sight and taste “Dictador” fall in love with all the sweetness and elegance of the tropical elixir called rum, and he decided to become the most important producer and trader of differ-ent exotic and high quality rums.
The Birth of the Company
ln 1913, almost 180 years after Dictador arrives to Cartagena de Indies on of his de-scendent, Don Julio Arango y Parra, decided to established Destileria Colombiana. Don Julio Arango y Parra, during years, investigated Dictator’s life and all concerning about rum production, becoming the best rum maker in the Caribbean zone dedicating his life to honor Dictador’s legacy.