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Diplomatico Ambassador Selection rum

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.

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Posted over 3 years ago by Jirka from Czech Republic with 20 ratings

One of the best rum I have ever tasted. Smooth, but not that sweet as D. Exclusiva.

Posted over 4 years ago by LarsF from Sweden with 39 ratings

Diplomático Ambassador Selection comes in a high class bottle and a high class package. Very classy (picture).

This rum have to rest in the glass so all of the nice aromas will come out. You smell sweetness, fruit and chocolate. This rum is 47% proof but you don´t sense that in the smell or in the taste.

The taste is mild with sweetness, vanilla and a hint of spice and sherry. You don´t sense any alcohol. It´s very well balanced and smooth.

The aftertaste is long with sweetness and spice. This might be the perfect sipper for special occasions :)

Posted almost 5 years ago by Falcon91Wolvrn03 (PREMIUM) from United States with 424 ratings

I rate new rums by blind tasting them with other rums that I've already scored, to rate the new rum and validate my existing scores at the same time. However, when I tried this one next to others, there was absolutely no question which rum was the Ambassador as it tasted like no other rum I've ever tried. Anise, caramel, almonds, oak, cacao, molasses, and a bit of sherry, vanilla, and tobacco.

The abv is high at 47%, but rums this great always taste better stronger! If you're ok with a good hint of anise, you'll probably love this as much as I did. This is truly an amazing rum. I want more with fine a cigar - WOW!

Posted over 5 years ago by Nick Michaelsen from Denmark with 18 ratings

The thing that suprise me the most, is that the rum is on 47% without being too strong. Of course it gives it a strong power, but it's wrapped in soft sweetness, and could not be better balanced. PLEASE TRY IT!!!!!

Nose : I find dark chocolate, sherry, power and small hints of vanilla.

Taste : I find dark chocolate, roasted nuts, sherry, orange, molasses and a great power. The rum is so thick and delicious, that it lubricates your mouth while you drink it, delicious!!
The aftertaste is deep, strong and with the perfect little sweetness, that ends up with molasses.

Du you self a favour and try this rum if you like sweet rums, but with a strong power that kicks you in the mouth on the same time!!

Posted about 5 years ago by martin jeppesen from Denmark with 229 ratings

Was not expecting the quality of this rum. The reserva exclusiva is pure sugar water and the single vintage line is decent, but this is something else. That said, the diplomatico lineage is still obvious. The nose is thick, with full, soft, oaky notes, a bit of chocolate, flambed banana and heavy caramel. The first sip surprises a bit. It's fat and oily with a deep, yet soft and subtle caramel and chocolate character. Notes of prunes and banana also peaks out. The deep caramel note is countered by full, complex, oaky notes, but it's not particularly dry. The strength of the rum builds up the notes and makes the taste full and interessting, but still pleasant at the same time.There's a very long, big bodied aftertaste, and you feel a nice heat building up in your mouth and chest. If you feel like parting with a substantial pile of cash and like sweet rum, consider throwing it at this. it's good but considering the pricetag and slightly masking sweetness, this rum can't compete in this price bracket.

Posted about 4 years ago by Marc Cardinal from Belgium with 401 ratings

When I bought this bottle , I decided never to open it and after the show: Rum Days at Waremme in Belgium , I could finally taste it. And I think now that we must not only open but also share it! It is an elixir , a real masterpiece. With notes of honey , sugar, dry fruits. Long and extra sweet taste. Excellent work sir Tito Cordero

Last update.
Found big sister, it's time to open little one !

Posted almost 4 years ago by Oli973 from Switzerland with 24 ratings

Well, I am disappointed :(
I was expexcting a Roller Coster with this one judging by the ratings, bottle and price.
Well nothing special about this one. I feel I have been tricked...
So yes, it is a good Rum, but I find it quite bitter, and the alcohol is all over the place, in the nose and in the mouth, covering everything else.
Even in the long aftertaste.
It has a nice thick consistancy, but not much aromatic developement. First and last bottle for me...

Posted over 5 years ago by Jannick from Denmark with 7 ratings

This is an awesome rum, really dark and rich in colour.
Nose: is just filled with chocolate and burnt nuts a little bit of orange,coconut and banana.

Taste: is so smooth and and almost like velvet with a strong power 47% but the power is very well balanced and notes i almost the same as in the nose, but with raisins.
Aftertaste: looong and sweet with a little bit of oak.

Posted over 5 years ago by James Young from United Kingdom with 21 ratings

Tried it at Rum Fest UK and it was so good I invested in a bottle! This is quite simply Liquid gold!!

Posted about 6 years ago by Don Tucker from United States with 194 ratings

My wife brought a bottle back from Miami for my birthday last year. This rum blew me away. I am a big fan of the other Diplomatico offerings, but this one rates my top rum to date. I love the bottle with the very heavy cork. The rum just tastes perfect!

Posted over 2 years ago by Bart from Belgium with 48 ratings

What an explosion of tastes, complexity, sweetness, delicate, very balanced..first time I tasted a rum that really gave me a WOW feeling! My favourite rum so far. The budget speaks for its self..

Posted almost 3 years ago by Joola69 from United States with 2555 ratings

Enjoyed a back-to-back-to-back tasting between Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva, Single Vintage 2002 and Ambassador. All truly world class rums. Ambassador wins the nicest bottle design and it comes in a very sturdy wood box. Ambassador has a spectacular notes to nose and palate including toffee, light oak and red fruits. Smooth sailing in the taste area.

Detailed scoring analysis:
10/100 Packaging, bottle and label design 10
10/100 Color of this rum 10
15/100 Nose test 12
20/100 Palate test 16
15/100 Afterburn of this rum 14
15/100 Availability to purchase this rum 8
15/100 Ultimate value for money 5
Total score 75

Posted over 3 years ago by Philip Rademaker from Curaçao with 50 ratings

Been waiting for this moment for some time. I am a fan of sweet rums, and Venezuela has a few of the best. I have the reserva and some of the single vintages among which the 2000 which is superb, but now that I got the Ambassador, I am in heaven. Strong but smooth, thick and sweet, but then again not too sweet, great to roll around on the tongue and incredibly full aftertaste. Absolute perfection, in a absolutely perfect presentation... which is what you have the right to expect at that price!

Posted over 3 years ago by Jonny Olsson from Sweden with 162 ratings

Tested together with single vintage and it is difference, more body and longer aftertaste with more complexity. High priced but worth the money, To enjoy at special occasions.

Posted over 4 years ago by Aarvaag from Norway with 32 ratings

The best rum i ever tastet. Compared to the price Single Vintage is a better buy but this taste perfect! A fresher firsttouch and more pronounced aftertaste than Single Vintage

Posted about 5 years ago by Kenneth Olesen from Denmark with 77 ratings

Fancy and good, easy to drink, but at this pricetag I can find better. Way better. In the diplo series I Would pick their s.v 2000 over this anytime and its half price.

Posted over 1 year ago by Koubič from Czech Republic with 5 ratings

Neskutečný zážitek ochutnat tento rum. Jen cena je už dle mě hodně vysoká. Při této ceně pořídím 2 možná 3 lahve stejného chuťového zážitku. Každopádně jeden z nej co jsem kdy zkusil

Posted over 1 year ago by Dimitris from Greece with 68 ratings

Taste 8,3/10. This is really good with touch like cognac-wine aging, taste also butter, sherry, little sweetness and a touch dry but with depth & balance-sophisticated-very smooth with little warm heat from alcohol. Extreamly overpriced i think Single Vintage 2002-2004 is equal but with some different darker taste and also half price... It is about same style with El Dorado 21 & Zacapa Roayal.

Posted about 2 years ago by HunterRomario from Czech Republic with 285 ratings

Přímé srovnání Single Vintage 2002 s Diplomáticem Ambassador Selection. Ambassador Selection hravě zvítězil, rozdíl v kvalitě byl markantní. Přesněji řečeno jsem pil rumy Botucal. To, že se rumy Diplomático prodávají na německém trhu pod názvem Botucal, je důsledek trochu absurdního soudního sporu s obchodním řetězcem ALDI, který vlastní ochrannou známku Diplomat, pod kterou prodává levné brandy za nějakých 6 € za lahev. Prostor pro záměnu s rumem, navíc při velkém rozdílu v cenách, moc nevidím a vzhledem k popularitě Diplomática ve světě by se mohl na slávě podobně pojmenovaného produktu přiživit spíš Diplomat samotný. Nicméně od března 2012 v důsledku soudních tahanic oficiální distributor pro Německo ustoupil a rumy jsou na tamním trhu pojmenovány Botucal.
Alkohol: 47 %
Původ: Venezuela
Aroma: Hutná, bohatá vůně, pikantní a větrová. Kůže, cedrové dřevo, skořice. Aroma je v přímém srovnání se Single Vintage 2002 zajímavější, sladší a kořenitější. (90 b)
Chuť: Velejemný a přitom bohatý na jazyku. Neskutečně uhlazený, působí opravdu vyzrále. Sladkost je decentní. Příjemně dřevitý a hlavně kořenitý.V dochuti je znát dozrávání v sudech po sherry Pedro Ximénez. Táhlý, kořenitě medový dozvuk. (94 b)
Body: 92/100
Shrnutí: Výborný rum. Charakterem mi připomíná Rum Nation Panama 21 yo. Ovšem cena je zde mnohem vyšší, než u Nation Panamy.

Posted over 2 years ago by Reto from Switzerland with 89 ratings

i expected more of this Special expensive Rum. the single vintage is fuller of taste than this.

Posted over 3 years ago by Jay G from Canada with 5 ratings

Got this one for my father. Needless to say, he liked it like none other.
Keep it for special occasion tho, the price point is a bit on the very high side.

All I can say about the flavor is that it won't dissapoint. It's in the top 10 for a reason.

Posted over 3 years ago by Jorge Granadillo from Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of with 5 ratings

This is one of the best rum I've had to date, and I've tried a lot of good ones. It has an amazing smell of rich butter toffee, caramel, and butterscotch, with a light sherry taste that isn't strong enough to detract from the rum. Taste is an amazing follow up to the nose. Strong at 43%abv, but so good the added strength is perfect. Would pair well with a fine cigar. Simply an amazing rum.

Posted about 6 years ago by Allan Bjerreskov from Denmark with 116 ratings

This is for sure an awesome rum. Really great complexity - not as sweet as the other Ambassador rums. But it does come at a hefty price, where you can find even better alternatives.

Posted over 6 years ago by Mitch Gomez from Canada with 17 ratings

Had the chance of tasting this product at an event and it was really amazing!

Posted about 7 years ago by muppet from United States with 49 ratings

This is very pricey but it is one of the best rums i have ever had.