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Diplomatico Ambassador Selection rum

Diplomatico Ambassador Selection

Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of | Aged

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.

9.0/10 (209 ratings)
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Posted over 5 years ago by Martin Grönvall from Denmark with 115 ratings

A really great rum. You can taste it is in the same family as Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva. But most better.


Posted over 1 year ago by tondak80 from Czech Republic with 32 ratings

vynikající, komplexní, sladší rum. ale stejně jsem čekal něco víc...


Posted over 1 year ago by Swervin_Kervin from United States with 45 ratings

This isn’t your sweet diplomatico. It’s very alcohol forward, wood heavy. It’s not a bad rum but for the price you can find better


Posted over 1 year ago by Niko Voutilainen from Finland with 3 ratings

Smooth and just perfect! This is the best rum so far that I have tasted!


Posted over 1 year ago by Tony Sanders (PREMIUM) from United States with 49 ratings

This is remarkable. There is a harmonious flavor note you have to tease apart to find it’s components. Caramel, Oak, almonds, hint of vanilla, cacao. Sherry like feel. Will try to find this for my collection.


Posted almost 2 years ago by Markus Lehto from Finland with 35 ratings

Exceptionally sweet and smooth, even despite being this strong.


Posted almost 2 years ago by jennissa from Switzerland with 28 ratings

man riecht gleich das es ein diplomatico ist! im vergleich zum diplomatico reserva kräftiger, stärker, weniger süss.
ein muss für jeder rumliebhaber!


Posted almost 2 years ago by Anders Ravn Jørgensen from Denmark with 122 ratings

Rigtig fin rom, startede min romrejse med den almindelig Diplomatico og har prøvet et par stykker siden. Denne er en af de bedre


Posted almost 2 years ago by Jonas from Sweden with 2 ratings

Nice bottle, excellent smell, nice aged taste at first with a firm body, and an exceptionally complex and delightful after taste. 10/10.


Posted almost 2 years ago by Gravy from United Kingdom with 22 ratings

I bought a bottle of this on holiday in Curacao from a lovely young lady in a rather unassuming shack in the cruise terminal. It cost me the equivalent of £165, so a littl cheaper than I could get it at home in the UK. She gave me a few free samples of different rums before I made my decision to get this one ... It was early afternoon, so I was a little worried that I had made a rash choice due to intoxication, but no. Not a bit of it.
The policy of the cruise company we were holidaying with is to confiscate alcohol bought whilst ashore and hand it back prior to disembarkation at the end of the cruise, so I was fully expecting to have to wait to taste it. However, they either couldn't be bothered with the paperwork, or they didn't spot it on the scanner due to the unbelievably heavy wooden box it comes in. I kid you not, this thing is heavy! The stopper alone probably weighs a kilogram.
Anyhoo ... I sampled this the first time with a good book and cigar on the deck one afternoon when we were out at sea.
The first thing I noticed was the strength. It is a little hot on the tongue, but that is to be expected, given its high ABV content. I decided to let it mellow for a few minutes, but the book was good and I ended up leaving it slightly too long in the Caribbean heat, because quite a lot of the alcohol evaporated off and it rather bizarrely went a little cloudy. 10 minutes at room temperature is all that's required to let it breathe and ease the burn a little.
On the nose, there is xmas cake, freshly sawn oak, glace cherries, vanilla and treacle.
In the mouth (once you get used to the burn) it is noticeaby less sweet than Reserva Exclusiva (one of my favourites) and slightly drier. There is still quite a lot of oak, but it is perfectly balanced against the demerara and caramel notes. All of the aromas you get from the nose, you get in the mouth, but some of them you have to search for.
This stuff is eminently sippable and dangerously easy to drink a lot of. I polished-off the bottle in about 10 days (I was on holiday! Don't judge me.)
I was very keen to try this, because of my fondness for it's younger brother, Reserva Exclusiva, but really they are not much alike at all. The Ambassador Selection is well-rounded, balanced, stronger and grown-up, where the Exclusiva is sweet and fun, if a little immature.
I really hope that Venezuela settles down quickly, because I am looking forward to getting my hands on another bottle of this really soon!


Posted almost 2 years ago by DucksFan16 from United States with 52 ratings

One of the top 5 rum’s I’ve ever had! Probably #2 overall