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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 over 3 years ago by Loldelagohelle from France with 157 ratings

Ce rhum se situe entre le bas de gamme et le diplomatico reserve exclusive.c est un bon rapport qualité ne conseille pas le premier prix mais celui la oui.toujours sur des notes de vanille et sucré.note 7.1.


Posted over 3 years ago by Tom from United States with 230 ratings

Diplomatic rums are synonymous with good rum! Enjoyed neat or mixed you can't go wrong with Diplomatico's Reserva. Smooth and flavor with complexity to match. Minimal heat with nice warming flavors.


Posted over 3 years ago by Miguel from Netherlands with 4 ratings

currently discovering the wonderful world of rum and in time I will start rating the rums I enjoy in a decent way :-)


Posted over 3 years ago by Don from Canada with 145 ratings

Clear, deep amber colour; vanilla, oak and pronounced spice aromas of cinnamon, cloves and a hint of orange; medium-bodied and tasting off-dry; flavours of allspice, vanilla, dried fruits, orange, cacao, oak and spice; long finish with chocolate orange notes. A bit too much alcohol taste for sipping but is a good mixer.


Posted over 3 years ago by jolly_roger from Canada with 20 ratings

This is a nice rum, not too many flavour overtones that can take over the rum. I always keep this as a staple on the shelf and for the price well worth it.

The bottle is also a conversation piece on the shelf with the other rums.


Posted over 3 years ago by mcnamard from United States with 15 ratings

Lots of fruity smells and lots of flavors, but the alcohol stands out. Better as a nice mixer, but you'd opt for something cheaper if that's what you want.


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

Tout d'abord, il est très différent du grand classique de la marque. Plus sec, moins sucré, on retrouve tout de même la douceur du caramel. Il est globalement équilibré et, pour le prix, ne manque pas trop de caractère.


Posted over 3 years ago by John frederick from United States with 45 ratings

Gave this one a shot, new offering at the store, rated 92 so what the heck. Fairly dark color and would have expected a little more smooth as a result, but it had a slight initial bite. Reasonably smooth after, and a nice finish. Stays in your mouth a while. Overall a good sipper but not the best


Posted over 3 years ago by Lee from Netherlands with 5 ratings

It is not bad rum but you taste less than exclusive. The most important tastes are missing in this rum. But it is okay to drink.


Posted over 3 years ago by Ondřej Výška from Czech Republic with 40 ratings

Příjemně sladký, krásná barva. Můj favorit. Topka.