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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.
Now this is some good stuff
Parfait pour faire découvrir le rhum à quelqu'un ou pour s'y mettre en douceur, cette petite sucrerie est comparable à un caramel mou : "caramel" car au nez et en bouche c'est ce qui domine et "mou" car c'est très rond et ça manque cruellement de pêche !
A noter tout de même : c'est excellent avec un petit foie gras sur un toast, cela remplace aisément un vin blanc liquoreux.
At first I was taken aback by the oaky aroma of this rum- blindfolded, I would've thought there was a glass of white wine in front of me.
My biggest qualm with this bottle is after coming back to it from trying many other types of rum, the Diplomático is tough to describe as a "true" rum. It has a texture and sweetness I'd expect more from a liqueur. To that end, I've found it most palatable by squeezing some lime juice and dropping in a cube or two of ice.
Definitely worth trying, but again I feel it's too much of a departure from what I'd consider to be a straight-up rum to give it a recommendation as a straight-up sipper.
First sipping rum i had and got me hooked. I like the sweetness, i like the lack of burn going down, i like the aftertaste compared to many others at this price, and i like the fact non rum drinkers often have it as the accessible way of getting into neat rum drinking (including my dad!). hard to beat for the price.
This one, oh yeah, you can sip it on the rocks after a meal, it makes for a great cordial substitute, and also it's just good anytime you're in the mood for sweet and mellow rum with complex flavor characteristics. The caramel is less pronounced than in the Reserva. The dried fruits come out more, and the potency is palpable. For a Venezuelan rum, this one's right on the mark.
CAVEAT EMPTOR: It's full of sugar and additives.
"The palate evokes chocolate sauce and the sweet toffee, fudge and tropical fruit flavours from the nose"
"The nose is dominated by notes of caramel, toffee and crème. On the back end of the aromas, I can detect a hint of smoke and pineapple"
via Inu A Kena
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