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In the interest of full disclosure, I'm not partial to white/silver rums. I find most of them only suitable as mixers.
This is an exception.
Diplomatico, one of my favorite brands, has a winner here. The aroma is crisp and clean with a little alcohol pungency. The flavor here is a winner...a white rum worthy of sipping status...and I haven't taken such a stance with any white/silver rum prior to this one. This is a well-aged rum although how long is not known. I couldn't even guess. But unlike most white/silver rums I've tried, this one is rather smooth with no harsh burn. The flavor is rather simple. Sugar cane sweetness balanced well with an oak undertone. This is a buttery rum with subtle vanilla and caramel undertone. If you come across a bottle of this, you would not be amiss to buy it. I am confident you would not be disappointed. I could see this being used as a mixer but I would encourage you to try it on the rocks or neat.
I'm not a big fan of the light rums, but this is one of the best I've had. This is one of the few light rums I've tried that I really enjoy straight. Light vanilla, sugarcane, and oak. Soooo smooth and creamy. VERY highly recommended if you like light rums!
Toffee, caramel, vanilla, and a wonderful thick mouth feel. Goes well with tropical drinks, but not my favorite as a sipper. At $30 a bottle, price is it's biggest negative.
edited to add sugar test results- 8g
Simply the best white rum I have tried. It could almost be a good sipper! Not tried it in cocktails yet
This rum has been modified and has had an increase in ABV with a new name called Planas. After reading reviews for both, I decided to grab that last bottle of Blanco on the shelf of the liquor store before it is gone. At $27, it was a bit steep, but it is a good dry white rum with only 8 gpl of added sugar.
On the nose is faint alcohol and nothing else. On the palate, I was groping in the dark to find hints of coconut and banana. Going down the pipe was minimal burn with no unpleasant after taste. It can't quite compete with Plantation 3-Star Artisinal or Vizcaya Cristal, but it is still a good white rum that won't go to waste.
Pleasant smell of lightly fragrant pineapple (poured into a snifter). Mild and smooth flavor of banana cream, vanilla, toffee, and caramel. The mouthfeel has a wonderful warm velvet quality. I'd pour it into a snifter and drink it neat, or mix it with a good cola. Haven't tried it in a daiquiri, but I'd downplay the lime and sugar if I did. Tasty rum, good for when you want something delicate to sip on.
Enjoyed a glass of Diplomatico Blanco at a local bar while in London. Pretty decent bottle and label design. Floral notes and very mild coconut to your nose and palate. Definitely less sweeter than the Diplomatico Planas. Strong burn at the end. This is not a neat sipper rum.
This tastes like Vodka or Blanco (maybe). Maybe good for mixing and cocktails as "quality" white rum. I dont have to say something more.
Vanilla, coconut like taste with coffee light smel... Oak barrel... Not as I would prefer. Good for cocktails...
Sharp aroma with ethanol only, burning taste similar to vodka. Aftertaste better with vanilla and cocco tones.
I would not probably drink it as is but could be good for coctails..
Premium mixer for premium drinks, but enjoyable as a sipper, especially with ice and twist of lemon.
Best white rum I have ever tasted. So smooth and neat, great for daiquiris, great with rum and coke. This rum is so smooth I've even tried a few cocktails with it in place of vodka. For 24$ it is my go to white rum, and a great choice for any occasion, full marks.
Price: $23 and change. That's premium territory and with this selection, I'm 99% convinced there's no complexity or eye-popping flavor profiles to be found in any silver/light rum. The Diplomatico Blanco Reserva is rather boring. On the nose I get alcohol, slight floral and wood notes. It has a creamy mouth feel that's a little syrupy up front and the sweetness lingers on the lips after the rather quick finish. It tastes like powdered sugar donut flavored, sweet vodka. A faint hint of wood and Dutch Cocoa come in at the very end after the swallow and it just isn't that smooth either. Makes great cocktails however, so does the $9/liter Calico Jack. Until I come across the Plantation 3 stars or any other highly regarded silver rum, I'm stocking the bar with these light rums: Calico Jack, Cruzan and Wray and Nephew (overproof). Their flavor/quality per price point is excellent in my book. This was expensive for meh.
This is a very interesting white rum ,with some of the complex flavours of amber like rums. It tingles the tongue at first but is smooth with a pleasant finish. At $45can it is an average price but,it is now unavailable in Ontario and Manitoba.
My nose catches only alcohol and floral fragrance. In the mouth there is a burning sensation, a pleasant barrel, again a burning sensation and bitterness. A lump in the throat, woody-herbal taste, alcohol, sweetness. Pleasant warmth through the esophagus. Amazing thing: the mind first becomes indistinct, then clears up!
I'm not a big fan of the white rums.
They are well suitable for coctails and many times a bad standalone drink. But this is one of the best I've tried. Light vanilla nose and body... light sweetness and very smooth body for a white rum. A bit aggressive abv at start but well balanced at the end... I would say: Top white rum.
Interesting white rum. It has the shoe nail polish taste of a vodka but quickly comes back into a sweetness with some light grassiness. Would definitely recommend as a white rum to mix in tropical drinks if you want to not destroy your mouth/stomach.
Dricker helst min rom ren och gillar därför egentligen inte vit rom. Men den här funkar konstigt nog att dricka bar. Men förmodligen är den bättre som bra drinkrom så klart:-)!
I am a huge fan of Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva as a sipping rum. Diplomatic Blanco is not for sipping and/or people who generally enjoy the smoky, complex flavors of sipping rum. This rum goes through a distillation process 4 times, really purifying the flavor of the rum. I find it comparable to Kettle One, and in fact, enjoy with a whisky ball and a lemon twist. It also mixes well with dark and stormy and mojito cocktails.
Nose: Mild aroma of buttery caramel, baked banana and vanilla. I've heard others say oak, mint and lime, but I did not get those notes.
Taste: Mild and smooth. Subtle traces of caramel, banana, lemon (hence the recommendation to serve over ice with lemon twist)
Overall, highly recommend for mixers and vodka drinkers that have never enjoyed rum. Bottle runs around $40.
Once heard, that its best white rum. Maybe its true but alcohol is still strong in this one as in all white rums
It will go well with a cold cola or something like that. I did not enjoy it straight up.
Deze super premium rum uit Venezuela is blend van rums met een leeftijd van maximaal 6 jaren oud. Door de distillatie in koperen Potstills én een zuiving door middel van houtskool maakt deze rum uniek, zacht en vooral rijk van smaak. Deze rum heeft al diverse prijzen gewonnen en behoort tot de betere blanke rum.
Eind de jaren 80’ was Don Juancho Nieto Melendez en zijn brandende passie voor het verkennen van de bronnen en processen zorgde eruit uiteindelijk voor zijn eigen verantwoordelijkheid voor de vele verleidelijke smaken van de traditionele dranken waaronder de rum.
Hij was vooral geïnteresseerd in ambachtelijke productiemethoden die ondanks relatief constant gehouden, waren kunnen opleveren uiteenlopende duidelijk verschillende resultaten .
Hij was gefascineerd door de subtiele complexiteit van de vele omgevingsfactoren die het rum -proces beïnvloeden , zoals het weer en de vochtigheid van de tropen. Een vakman in hart en nieren , Don Juancho was onvermoeibaar en zocht naar manieren om zijn eigen product te verfijnen door bemonstering van een uitputtende reeks van exotische likeuren en rum . In feite zijn zijn indrukwekkende verzameling drank heel beroemd geworden.
Don Juancho bestudeerde aandachtig de productie- methoden die in Jamaica , die op dat tijdstip de wereldstandaard was voor de vervaardiging en de waardering van rum.
ca incepator, aveam dubii in privinta lui... ei bine, nu m-a dezamagit, dar totusi este inferior celorlalte 2 din aceeasi familie pe care le-am incercat.
I only drink this rum straight and am pleased with it. It has a creamy taste and mouth feel and upon swallowing you can taste sugar cane. There is a little burn, but nothing unmanageable. Overall a smooth clear rum that can be drunk neat or in a cocktail.