Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva Rum
- Dark Rum
- Venezuela, 700ml
Aromatic with hints of sultanas, chocolate, Christmas cake and gingerbread. Offers up bananas and custard with time in the glass. On the palate, cocoa and vanilla, huge notes of oaky spice, brandy, plums and pepper. Sweet coffee, Demerara sugar and oak to finish.
- Distillery: Destilerias Unidas
- Type: Dark Rum
- Region: Venezuela
- Alcohol: 40%
- Volume: 700ml
- Goes with: Neat or over ice
A great looking rum from Venezuela, Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva is a molasses based rum that is distilled in copper pot stills and matured in whiskey barrels.
The Diplomatico rum range is produced in Venezuela by the talented Destilerias Unidas S.A. (DUSA), which lies at the foot of the Andes Mountains. The distillery was previously owned by Licorerias Unidas S.A. (LUSA), with Seagrams being the biggest shareholder in the early days. In 2002, LUSA went up for sale and was bought by a group of Venezuelan entrepreneurs and soon became 100% Venezuelan and privately owned.
The inspiration for the Diplomatico name comes from Don Juancho Nieto Melendez, whose portrait adorns their labels. He was rather fond of rum and interesting in its production process, including such intricate little details like how environmental-factors affect the flavour profile. He also had a rather handsome collection of rums from his travels to the Caribbean, which his friends called ‘The Ambassador’s Reserves’ - he certainly sounds like the chap you’d want to name a rum brand after!
- Gold - 2019 The Rum Masters (The Spirits Business) - Dark Rum - Super Premium
- Silver - 2019 International Wine & Spirit Competition - Rum - Molasses
- Spirit Brand of the Year - 2018 Wine Enthusiast
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