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Diplomatico Reserva rum is distilled from molasses using both copper pot and column stills. The rum is then aged in small oak casks for between 2 and 8 years before blending and bottling.
the Diplomatico distillery is located on the northern slopes of the Andes mountains in Venezuela. The area has a rich rum history dating to 1896,
I thought I knew rum before I drank this but this quickly turned me away from some of my favourites.
Its smooth, agile and soft on the pallet with enough flavour to keep you wanting more.
Really amazed at the low score average here!
For me this is the ultimate bang for buck Rum. Awesome taste, for a great price. (Not even touching the €25 mark)
The aroma is great, the taste and after taste even better.
I read some of the comments, just don't mix it with Coke. (A dark and cloudy on the other hand 😎)
Silky smooth and morish. I find this better than the reserva. With or without mixer (ginger beer). Been a staple in my cupboard for years and also converted many to the wonders of rum!
I don't agree with the 6.8 aggregate here. I was very pleasantly surprised. Nice and sweet, no wince-inducing alcohol bite. Just really, really nice.
Smooth, mellow.... everything an amber should be........
This is a great rum. I love Diplomatico!
Not quite as sweet or smooth as the Diplomatico Exclusiva, but still great - especially for the incredibly low price of only $19.99 (Total Wines & More). Smells and tastes of toffee, vanilla, oak, and molasses. A fantastic rum which deserves a great score.
The orange lable Diplomatico Reserva was the Rum that changed everything i expected and known about Rum as a Rum novice living in a market where Rum is not too popular and choices are limited byeond the few big brands and the high tier extra aged rums that may cost small fortune. as a Single Malt drinker i felt initiated into a completely new dimension, different than the mass market products i embarked on a new journey. My impressions of the Orange labeled Reserva were of total surprise and the urge to drink more and more, such a pleasant sip, such rich complexity of a rainbow color of sweetness, from Raisins via Coffee, Tobacco, Chocolate and fantastic Sugar molasses. it's so delicate on the throat i would compare it to Solera Grand Reserva and close to XO in cognac and to the smoothness of 18 year old Malts. seriously good stuff in this bottle. was amazed and disappointed to discover that this is now discontinued and replaced by another bottling called Mantuano which is also very nice but lacks the smoothness of this rewarded pure sipper bottle.
un excelent mix cu arome de vanilie si caramel, cu usoara tenta de migdale.... superb
I'm still fairly early on in my rum journey but this is the best I've had so far. If you don't think this excellent rum than I want to know what you're drinking. Certainly the best at this price point.
I used to sell this a while back in an old bar i worked in and remember trying it around the time i was really falling in love with rum (Dont get me wrong ive always loved rum, but theres a time when your growing up and its no longer 'ooh i like rum, ill ave a rum n coke' and it becomes 'seriously i friggin LOVE rum let me see your selection, line up those 6 i need to try them all!!') as i was saying, it was a small place and this was probably the best rum in there! Opens with almost a fruit brulee integrating the caramel, citrus, light spice and dried fruits but lasts on the palate leaving you with a creamy, chocolatety sweetness that goes on so long and so smooth. We like!
9 for the price, can't get something that smooth for that cheap, awesome rum, good son to the exclusiva
Très bon rapport qualité prix. Son élevage lui donne une complexité que j'aime particulièrement.
Reserva is a good quality rum with lot's of flavor for a reasonably priced rum. This is a lighter rum that works well as a sipper. I keep this one on my back bar for a less filling after dinner sipper.
This rum make's my favorite rum sazerac so good!
This rum is very smooth and works very well in Coke Zero. I could enjoy this as a sipping rum in a pinch but rather have it in Coke Zero. Just one step below Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva. Well...maybe HALF a step. I love the fragrance in the bottle. Sweet and woodsy with a caramel odor. Nice sweetness with vanilla and caramel lingering on the tongue. A very mild burn which fades into a nice aftertaste. Definitely one to add in anyone's cabinet.
Sweet aroma of vanilla and cinammon. Oily, spicy, ginger and cinammon on tongue. Great one!
So, Andy has finally converted me to Rum &, having tried several apparently good rums over the course of the evening, this was far & away my favorite. I can't claim to be an expert but this had a wonderfully smooth & spicy flavour with a hint of vanilla. I think it was the spiciness that I really enjoyed. It may be sacrilege but adding just one small ice cube opens it up beautifully.
I like to pour this one into a glen cairn glass and let it sit for 20 minutes or so before sipping. Good flavor with depth, a little hot in the throat.
Leckerer Blend-Rum mit ausgeprägtem Orangennoten in Geruch und Geschmack. Nicht ganz so gut wie sein großer Bruder aber nichtsdestotrotz ein hervorragender Rum.
Diplomatico font du bon rhum et celui si ne fait pas exception.
this run is a great starting point for people trying to get in to the sipping rum world. I think for the price you are not going to find much better.
One of the best rum I had ever drink with great price/taste ratio.
I've got this one for somewhere around 20 euro, which really is a steel for this rum!
Exelente ron añejado hasta 8 años lo que lo hace un ron bastante versatil puede ser degustado en cocteles a las rocas o solo como lo quieran degustar una excelente opcion a un precio accesible
Diplomatico Reserva rum review by the Ultimate Rum Guide