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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,
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.
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.
I like this rum, not a lot of age but very enjoyable as a good rum and coke or can be enjoupyednon a rock or two...
If you just want a rum and coke, go for this Diplomaitco Reserva. Only reason why I tried this rum is because my local store didn't have Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva. Not good for sipping and I only drink it when there's nothing else on my shelf. Still a big fan of Diplomatico, but I will never buy this rum again it I can help it. With that said this is still better than other popular rums on out there.
Nice Price, nice Ron. Smooth and mild at the start. Sip and wait, and wait but then it burns and kills all flavor. Pity.....
I went searching for my favorite Venezuelan rum, which is Ron Pampero Anaversario, but they were all sold out. Ever since I spent one day in Caracas way back in 1991, I first got to try an incredible one called Gran Selecto, and still have the empty bottle. Lo and behold, the fine print on it says Santa Teresa and it is available locally, so that one is next on my list to find!
I had heard so much about the Diplomatico rums from Venezuela and this liquor store had three to choose from. I was suckered in by the fancy bottle and moderate price on this one. The excitement ended when I opened it up when I got home. There is too much of a hint of rubbing alcohol in this one for my tastes. Yes, it can be sipped neat or on the rocks, so it would therefore make a good mixer. There is just not enough to get excited about to justify me buying any more from Diplomatico. Not bad, but not good. It can't seem to make up it's mind.
In terms of my enjoyment I would slot this above El Dorado 12 and below the 15. A worthy younger brother to the excellent Reserva Exclusiva.
The Reserva Exclusiva is my go to sipping rum. I bought this one when I wanted to cut down costs a little. This is by no means it's big brother, but I can taste that they are related. The toffee is still there, the vanilla is still there and that little hint of dried fruit. A bit more sharply alcoholic in taste but not enough to discourage me. Another plus is that I don't feel like i'm committing sacrilige using this in drinks or with coke or ice.
I found this one on sale for less than $20. Very tasy and a great value. Not as good as the Diplomatico Exclusiva but very nice. sweet and easy drinking with some caramel and vanilla flavors.
My everyday rum that I don't mind sharing with friends who want to add mix
Nice and sweet rum. Is not as smooth as Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva but its very similar in taste. For only 23 bucks, i’ll take one of this anytime.
Falto de elaboración, si bien suave, por momentos tuve la sensación de estar tomando una bebida sin un acabado.
This rum was my first sipping rum when i started tasting rums year ago.
Sweet vanilla, toffee, sucar cane and oak. Going down is quite sharp. Is very sweet (sugared) but not as much as the reserva exclusiva if i remember correctly.
Finish is medium long and spicy sugary sweet with some burn.
I almost like this rum bit more than reserva exclusiva because the sharpness
and spiciness gives this rum some character unlike the reserva exclusiva which is extremely inoffensive in profile.
Its still sugared up too much but not destroyed.
Un ron educado y con miy buen conportamiento. Siempre apto para reuniones casuales
awesome rum, dont know about sipping, never tried with this particular rum, so can't go in detail, but very smooth as a mixer.
Tasted this at a friends house party. I had it a couple of times before but for me right now it carries a lill bit to much alcohol punch. The this might fulfill its purpose some times. But not right now. Need to look into Diplomatico´s finner releases.
Pls spent some more cash and buy reserva exclusiva!
Here you can taste and smell the difference between one brand and two types. Exclusiva is my favourite, this one was just some ordinary rum, hard alcohol taste, feels more in neck and smell is not what you excpect. One trick - leave in glass 3-5 min and drink. Then it is better...
Still good but I prefer Diplomatico Reservera Exclusiva
Oaky smokey tongue, follows with a nourishingly smooth caramel body. One of the smoothest I have had. Could deserve a higher rating if not for my first experience with diplomatico being the XO.
Diplomatico heeft heerlijke rum en deze is er een van. Net niet zoet genoeg vind ik maar drinkt heerlijk weg.
The younger version of reserva exclusiva, but not equally good and balanced. A lot of vanilla, really smooth, but too young and little complex at my taste and sounds me to sugar added. Not quite good.
Diplomatico Reserva rum review by the Ultimate Rum Guide