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Diplomatico Ambassador Selection is a limited edition rum crafted from 100% still pot rums and aged for a minimum of 12 years. Like its counterparts, the rum originates from Venezuela and is aged in ex-bourbon casks. The rum has a high strength and does not contain any sweeteners, caramel or other additives which means it does not require chill filtration.
Fell in love with this classic, smooth tasting rum. Hard to find but well worth the effort and money.
This rom is full of taste. A grown up rom for the best of guests
Tento rum je skutečně velejemný. Už vůně je jemná, bez výrazaných tónů s jemnými tóny nasládlé vanilky, lehká vůně tropických květin. Po upití je první dojem naprosté hladkosti, po které se na jazyku rozleje řeka jemných komplexních chutí (vanilka, lehké ovocně dřevité tóny s jemnými kořenitými tóny), z nichž žádná nevyčnívá, což může být pro někoho fádní. Ten nástup řeky chutí je ovšem opravdu vyjímečný! Je nutné také ocenit chuťovou komplexnost a hladkost a především velmi dlouhý dozvuk chutí. Ještě dlouho po upití jsou plná ústa barev. Vzhledem k ceně rozhodně nečekejte šestkrát lepší zážitek, než u některých jiných výborných rumů. Stojí za to ochutnat, stejně jako svézt se v mercedesu vyšší třídy. Krásná prezentace - láhev a krabice ve dřevě - kus nábytku:)
I've been partial to the Exclusiva Reserve for many years, seeking out this and the single vintage for comparison and to see if it could get any better. For the price paid to the quality, I'm still an advocate for DER, feeling the massive price jump doesn't equate to a massive quality jump. It is definitely smooth, silky on the tongue with tamed caramel and sugar cane notes. There's an empty on my dead soldier shelf and a full, untouched in my prize cabinet. Will share with friends when the moment calls, but stick with DER for the best value for premium rum.
Taste 8,3/10. This is really good but a little like cognac (not big fun but this is in good way better than other rums), butter, little sweetness with chocolate & semi-dry (almost limit for me) but with depth & sophisticated (for some people very very good but thats not my style). Extreamly overpriced i think Single Vintage 2002 is equal but with some different stronger taste and half price, further from that this is original & very nice... same style with El Dorado 25 & Zacapa Roayal.
This rum is nothing less of amazing, but I don't think it's twice as good as the Single Vintage, which is half price of the Ambassador.
Again based on sample I acquired but the experience of this “expression” is all to nice nicy. The aromas are quit light as initially couldn’t make much out of it which is surprising as this is coming at 47% abv. Mostly getting burned sugar, some butterscotch and a hint of varnish. No alcohol fumes whatsoever. Taste is sweet and can’t pick up any real rum notes apart from some sherry notes coming from the Px casks. Finish is long and sweet but again pretty one dimensional.
The single vintage range, even though that has added sugar, is much more interesting which is less than half the price of this.
Most of what you pay for a full size bottle must be in the gorgeous presentation as the contents certainly doesn’t reflect this.
For the lovers of “smooth” sweet “rum” that got too much money to burn.
My favorite rum that’s extremely smooth, flavorful, and aromatic. Packaging matches the quality of the contents and enhances the overall experience. The only reason I didn’t bump this to a 10 was that it can be a little strong initially. Save up for this one, well worth the purchase.
Really nice rich nose, candied walnuts and a port like finish. Taste is so complex, oaky that changes from from to back that really grows in power. Slightly fruity. Finish is nice and long with a little kick. There is a tart tang that holds it back from being a 10 for me, and maybe just a little too strong for me to enjoy multiple glasses - probably a little too much aging for my taste. But still a top complex rum that aficionados will certainly appreciate.
This is an absolutely amazing rum, and was my favorite for years. Only today did I "downgrade" it to my second-favorite rum after trying El Dorado's 1988 Vintage 25-Year rum. They are very close though!
My scoring system (with weights) is as follows:
-Packaging (10%): 9
-Color (20%): 10
-Nose (20%): 10
-Palette (25%): 9
-Smoothness (25%): 9.5
-Total Weighted Score: 9.53 (rounded up to 10 for rumratings.com)
The nose of this rum is truly spectacular, and to me has strong notes of caramel and cinnamon. The color is also perfect, and before the rum even touches your palette your senses are already awake and eager. Then when you taste it, you will be hooked forever. What an amazing rum!
It is not for beginner drinkers, because the high ABV can mess with your perception, because it can be very astringent. Otherwise the flavor is very big on sherry, very much more than the Single Vintage editions which can be more fruity and whisky-like, or Reserva Exclusiva, which is more mainstream experience with vanilla tones.
A step up from the normal (and already pretty good diplomatico) with the corresponding price increase too!
Treated myself to a bottle for a special occasion. It does live up to the hype. It’s strong, as others have noted, but without any bite. One of a handful of rums best sipped without even an ice cube. Very dry, not a hint of added sweetness. Carmel, butterscotch and toffee are what I taste. Fruit is what I smell. The finish is like a sherry. No negatives, except the price. I think I’d rather spend on 4 or 5 bottles of Kirk & Sweeney 23 year old (which is as smooth - but significantly sweeter). But money aside, this is a great rum for special occasions. I should have broken out a Monte Cristo Habana. They would pair welll together.
Purchased a sample from Master of Malt for £17 and was definitely worth it this expression from Diplomatico is something else. It's says it's 47% abv but theres no indication of that from the nose there's a wonderful butterscotch and caramel aroma. In the mouth there's a powerful punchy hit there's fruit in there, it immediately softens out to an amazing smoothness with a beautiful aftertaste of dried fruits
Dette er noe av det beste jeg har smakt
Fin farge og veldig mye smak i hver dråpe,
Dette er en premium rom, veldig eksklusiv flaske, eske/boks
Bare korken må veie minst 2-300 gram
Solid 10er fra meg
Virkelig lækker Rom.
Blød og afrundet med tilpas sødne, bestemt ikke sprittet.
Godt nok i den dyre ende men det hele værd.
Der Ambassador duftet leicht nach Schokolade, ist sanft, fast cremig im Mund und hat ein abgerundetes Aroma. Einzig im Rachen brennt er mir zu lange. Der Diplomatico Single Vintage 2000 schmeckt mir deshalb besser.
Wonderful, as you’d expect. One of 5 sampled at a rumfest seminar. Not sure it’s 4 x better than the exclusiva, but it is even better.
Could even say extremely nice aroma of mostly fruit. The taste is well balanced with mostly dried fruit and vanilla. It’s not so sweet as the well known Reserva Exclusiva, which is good.
As a summary I don’t think it’s living up to the quite high price but it’s still a must have on my Spanish shelf.
Picture: My Venezuela shelf.
En perfekt rom med dejlig lang og god eftersmag. tilpas sød og god aroma. Brænder lidt i starten men efter 10 min er den blid, som et lam.
un sabor muy complejos con un final largo,creo que los 2 años en barricas españolas de Pedro Ximénez hacen la diferencia.
The Ambassador is in my book at the very top in the market today. Yes, its pricey but everything good usually has a steep price tag on it. This rum is not for your occasional cocktail, but rather for a special occasion. I tried it straight, with a bit of lime and on the rocks..all three were delightful.
It was a great surprise on the first sip... Was like, wow!... Very tasty an so characterized by the spicy finish through the diversity of his different tastes. Unbelievable experience
The nose is mild and hides the full and strong (excellent) taste. The aroma of port appears, sweet raisins and spicy dark wood. Dark chocolate with slightly sour herbs. I always associate this aroma with burnt hairs, sounds weird, but is rather good than bad. Very contrary aromas fitting together here. Strong and full, clear taste of port wine - maybe filled in wet casks? Viscous and creamy with cacao, brown sugar and dark fruits. A bit spicy, some pepper together with vanilla. Interesting finish, herbs, burnt wood and fine bitterness. You should try this one!