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Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva rum is distilled from molassis in copper pot stills and then aged in small oak casks for on average 12 years before being bottled.
Produced in Venezuela, which has a rich rum history dating to 1896, the Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva distillery is located on the northern slopes of the Andes mountains.
This (diplomatic Reserva Exclusive), Ron Zacapa Solera and now Rumson's Grand Reserve are my favorite sipping rums. Diplomatic is full bodied and perhaps a bit warmer then the other too, but great flavor and a fantastic sipper. I prefer Rumson's Grand Reserve, but Diplomatico is very good and I rotate the three.
Bottle : I don't like this bottle to much, it´s hard to see any color and it´s impossible to see when you need to re-up.
Nose : The scent is pretty good but there is a tone of alcohol to it so the expectation is lowered.
Taste : The taste is full and rich and lacks the tone of alcohol which was a surprise.
Finish : the finish is ok and leaves you with that vanilla taste.
For the price, this one is sick. And everyone should have one in their home.
This rum has won all kinds of prices, and rightfully so.
I think it is the only rum in its price range that I enjoy sipping.
Et facile d'accès. Peut-être un peu sucré mais un plaisir à chaque fois et très apprécié des novices.
Diplomatico was one of the first sipping rums I tried, and the main reason I purchased it was because the bottle itself is one of the more interesting ones I have seen for a rum. I was certainly not disappointed with this rum.
By far one of the smoothest rums I have drank, and the flavour itself is almost overwhelming. It is quite sweet with a strong vanilla taste and an aftertaste I cannot put my finger on.
Definitely worth the money.
This might be the best all-rounder out there. Besides strong cigars there is nothing this rum can't handle.
This is without equal for me. Smooth as butter, long finish. Caramel, nutmeg, and some cinnamon on the nose and in the mouth. Burn is minimal.
The ultimate sipper for my taste!
This rum has a perfect balance, great color and perfect, deep taste. Absolutely great!
Very nice rum.
Nice amber color in glass
Sweet smell, vanilla, brown sugar
In the mouth it's sweet and Just enough heat. Its oily in the mouth which I love.
Finish is very smooth.
Exclusive is spot on! Good vanilla hints with fruity and spiced notes. Smooth on the throat as well as the wallet!
Diplomatico is a classic !! a good choice to enter in the word of old Rum.
Sweet but not too much, tasty but not too much. Only one problem first glass ask for more :-)
A very impressive Venezualian product, super balanced, although a bittoo sweet.
Un rhum au goût et arômes excellent. J'ai testé les diplomatico dans l'ordre d'âge et quel bonheur de terminé par la reserve qui se laisse déguster simple ou avec une pierre de glace. A conseiller
It's a good rum to drink but the flavor didn't caught me as teh El dorado 12 year did. The bottle though is very nice !!
This is one of the best 12 years rum I tasted, strong vanilla in the nose but not so much when you taste it, really nice balance you always want to drink more!! Recommended
I have been wanting to try this rum since it hit the market. Found a bottle today at my local liquor store and I must say it is superb.
Sweet, but not to sweet rum. Like the caramelish toffee taste and the long lasting sweetieness. I will buy this again
This is truly the embodiment of what I love about rum: a soft, oily and smooth rum with a great variety of sweet baking tastes combined into a sublime drink. One of my favorites!
Very thick body, almost syrup-like, highly enjoyable straight or with ice to fade a bit of the sweetness.
Super smooth sipping rum but too sweet for my taste, I prefer the El Dorado 15YO in the same price range.
Très bon rhum. Bon rapport Qualité / Prix. A avoir absolument dans sa réserve !!
Really nice rum but a little bit to sweet, great bottle!
Very smooth and quite a sweet rum, it's many peoples favorite and it's the rum a get out the cabinet when I'm trying to entice a non rum drinker into rum. Bags of flavor for the money although I do feel it does tail off after a few sips. A rum collection isn't complete without a bottle of this!
This was my first rum when I got into trying sipping rums and I've yet to find one that beats it.
Excellent rhum, sa réputation n'est pas surfaite. Très riche au niveau des arômes. A posséder absolument.
After I decided never to drink white barcadi ever again, this was one of my first encounters with a proper rum. Just the right amount of spice/sweetness/warmth and temper, just like I prefer my women.
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