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Diplomatico Reserva rum

Diplomatico Reserva

Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of | Aged

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,

6.6/10 (357 ratings)
Tasty, but not quite great


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Posted over 4 years ago by Dr. Brittlebone from Sweden with 17 ratings

Diplomatico Reserva 8 40% (Venezuela)

Eye: Amber with copper tones

Nose: Opens with pronounced elements of grapefruit, old dry wood and molasses. It continues with weak honey, cotton and a hint of orange-zest, fat fish oil, and cheap praline that reminds me of light cooking chocolate. It is no immediate love, I can tell you that. It is so obviously colored, forced and juvenile. To me it smells like drink base.

Mouth: Could I be wrong? No, it even taste like drink base. It has that thin eau-de-vie taste that I dislike so much in a sipping rom. It is young and light and carries few own flavors. It is also short which is actually a forgiving feature in this case. The sweetness comes crawling after a while as do the vanilla. A weak buzz on the palate from the alcohol burn which is neither good or bad. Then a little caramel, honey and melted white sugar with faint hints of pear. That´s it folks! (30 minutes in some soot enters but it really doesn´t add anything.

Reaction: For some reason I had high hopes for this one. Unfortunately, there is no hope and it can´t be compared with anything I have rated so far. It doesn´t even evolve in the glass which is a first. It actually degrades in the glass which is a trademark of any bad product. As sipping rum it has to be the worst yet but that does not mean it isn´t great in a drink. I know nothing about that as I don´t usually enjoy rom based drinks.


Price: 335 SEK
Tasted: 2016, in a Riedel Sommelier Cognac XO glass at room temperature.


Posted 3 years ago by John from United States with 2 ratings

Not as good as green bottle but excellent mixing rum.


Posted 3 years ago by Vin from United States with 14 ratings

Definitely a good rum. Has all the starting flavors of a higher end rum, just a bit harsh neat. It seemed to have gotten lost in the few things I tried to mix it with, Root Beer, some kinda Mango Orange drink.. like completely hidden. Might just be because the other stuff was too strong.

Chill it in the fridge for a little and it cuts the harshness considerably while keeping a lot of flavor. Easily fits in the hand.. no need for a glass.


Posted over 3 years ago by Martin from Slovakia with 20 ratings

Pure average, not a shame to drink it with a coke. Alcohol feelings, but still bit smooth.


Posted over 3 years ago by Joola69 from United States with 2662 ratings

The most surprising fact with the Diplomatico Reserva is the tiny price difference compared with the superb Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva and a massive difference in taste. Skip this bottle and go straight to the Reserva Exclusiva, you will not regret that decision a second.


Posted over 3 years ago by Sofie Mårtensson from Sweden with 40 ratings

Helt ok för priset. En rum att ha till kaffet eller till en desert.


Posted over 3 years ago by Raphael from Belgium with 3 ratings

Meilleur rhum de l'année 2015. Bientôt dégustation des autre diplomatico posté à venir


Posted over 3 years ago by Grebreden from Sweden with 22 ratings

Kommer inte nära D.R:E Spritig och anonym, en rom som inte lämnar några avtryck hos mig.


Posted over 3 years ago by Puppet Mstr from Canada with 38 ratings

They're very similar, but I feel Diplomatico Exclusiva delivers more bang for the buck. It's harsher, and had less overall body.

Getting past the alcohol, it's toffee and caramel, the oak is very light, which I feel is the weak point of this particular rum. Still good, but I'll stick to buying the Exclusiva. This is a one-off for me.


Posted over 3 years ago by Anders Ravn Jørgensen from Denmark with 121 ratings

En udemærket rom som minder lidt om dens navnebror. Ret tør, udemærket men kort smag.


Posted over 3 years ago by Arno from France with 14 ratings

Un grand classique à avoir. Passe très bien, léger.