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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,
Not so good as Reserva Exclusiva. Little bit more spicy. Average rum.
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.
I get a lot of chocolate/caramel/toffee and wine-like flavours from this.
If you can't find the Exclusiva and haven't already tried it, this is a good runner up. The batch is always solid, better than the Anejo, and goes down easily. Great in a rum cocktail, substitute for Gosling's or other dark rum in a Dark 'n Stormy and you have a winner that is both easy to find and not hard on the wallet.
It's very good rum for this price. It has nice fruity and vanilla hints. It's good on the rocks and straight up. It will not disappoint you.
Some funky fermented sugar cane notes coming off this one, possibly some citrus too.
A nice rum from venezuela most likely with some added sugar. A reasonable price at the store, and one I have had a few times.
Makes a nice cocktail but also a half decent sipper if you have nothing else available but low tier options.
Good bottle this one.. quarks are always a nice touch. an easy 7. easy.
But a bit to harsh for sipping neat. Spend the xtra few bucks on the exclusiva.
I enjoyed this fruity rum, but Exclusiva is better.
Taste 5/10. It has a nice weapon. And it is the smell but everything else is bad....
very cheap taste, sharp and boring
smell poor....I dont like this rum.
This is absolutely swill. It should be a great mixer or ok sipper based on price. But this isn’t even worth mixing. This is the most terrible rum I’ve ever tasted. I’ve never given a rum a 1 until this. Undrinkable
Unlike his 12 years old sibling, Diplomatico Reserva rum was taken from the cask way too early and that is why it is not good for me to drink straight. 55%
a decent sipper for the price point if you like a bit of sweetness.
Harsh, alcoholy, burns. Expensive mixer and not the best one at that.
But not great. The Exclusiva is a significant step up. Maybe this is a 6.5.
Not realy my taste, but a couple of friends to my enjoys it. So maybe it´s just me.
Just thick enough to make it enjoyable, but not so much as to create too much of a syrupy experience. Nice spices come through as well.
Rum. Sweetish, non intrusive but also not really remarkable. Easy to forget but a choice which will not do any harm.
For me, all the rums in the diplimatico family are excellent. This is the baby of the family but is still very smooth and palatable neat or on the rocks. I dont mix this rum as the flavours stand on their own.
Sampled Diplomatico Reserva rum and while not nearly as sweet as the Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva it nevertheless is too sweet for my liking. In addition I found it lacked complexity. Good price for entry level rum but this simply is not for me.
Bon rhum mais sans plus, manque de finesse mais le gout est bon
Rhum assez simple. Facile a boire. Sur les épice. Loin de son grand frère
Not as refined and smooth as the Reserva Exclusiva (my favourite to date) and certainly not as sweet. Needs a few minutes to breathe before tasting.
Tento rum je horsi ako jeho 12-rocny surodenec, avsak stale je to skvely rum. Urcite mi viac chuti ako nove Mantuano, skoda ze uz sa nevyraba. Na bezne popijanie je to dobra volba a nestoji ani tak vela. Je ostrejsi ako 12-rocny.
Diplomatico Reserva rum review by the Ultimate Rum Guide