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Diplomatico Reserva rum

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,

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Posted about 3 years ago by Alex Birch from United States with 12 ratings

Loads of sweetness, but just the right amount. Caramel, vanilla, but hints of oak. The molasses for this rum is aged perfectly with the right amount of kick. With a smoky taste and oak bite, you'll definitely want to enjoy this rum more than once in a night. Highly recommend this bottle.

Posted over 7 years ago by LDNShindiggery from United Kingdom with 71 ratings

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!

Posted about 4 years ago by Falcon91Wolvrn03 (PREMIUM) from United States with 424 ratings

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.

Posted over 3 years ago by jsanca from United States with 58 ratings

From Venezuela, this very value price rum demonstrates some very sweet notes on nose. You can smell some fruitiness, vanilla, toffee and again sugar cane sweet such as honey.

On the glass you can see a mahogany colour, kinda density and decent legs. The taste is kinda smooth, delicious and sweet of course.

Such as the Diplomatico Reserva exclusiva, but with less woody.

Posted over 3 years ago by Ramon from United States with 74 ratings

This rum taste like rum which I really like. Some rum taste more like the bourbon barrels they age them in. I like the smooth rum flavour with an edgy finish.

Posted over 3 years ago by Markus Lehto from Finland with 32 ratings

There's some sweetness there, but it's topped with quite edgy alcoholic taste.

Posted almost 4 years ago by wlr75 from United States with 24 ratings

Since Exclusiva is my favorite sipping rum, I decided to purchase its younger sibling @$25. Figuring if it's even close to the older, it's money well spent. Diplomatico did not disappoint! The nose is similar of molasses, toffee and caramel. The difference is in the palate of these two rums. This one hasn't aged as much and has a tad bit more heat / burn where as the older does not. This is easily opened up with the addition of a single cube of ice. Magically, it unfolds into a truly wonderful experience eith no burn. My bro-in law who is not a rum drinker, sat down with me over the 4th and had 3-4 fingers and a cube of ice each. He was amazed by this rum and again by the price thinking it was more than what it was. Commented he would have loved to have had a cigar to enjoy with it. We drank better than 3/4's of the bottle. This is a great gateway rum to quality sippers!

Posted over 4 years ago by Rault from France with 6 ratings

Trouvé à un très bon prix (26,90€), l'entrée de gamme dans la famille Diplomatico est bon!
Assurément moins agréable que son grand frère, il saura ravir la plupart d'entre nous!
À boire seul ou en cocktail...

Posted over 1 year ago by CharlyG from Luxembourg with 9 ratings

Definitely worse than the Reserva Exclusiva.. boring and flat taste.. not worth the price, even though it is not an expensive bottle

Posted about 2 years ago by xCorporalx (PREMIUM) from Germany with 80 ratings

...this was a gift to me long time ago.
I was not to excited about, probadly due to the fact my heart belonged to the A.H. Riise run in my shelf...

All I really remember was the very alcoholic taste to it...

Posted over 3 years ago by Michael Loggies from Netherlands with 50 ratings

Nice, smooth rum with a sweet vanilla taste. Still prefer the reserva exclusiva.

Posted over 3 years ago by Demno from Czech Republic with 91 ratings

From the affordable Dipllomatico rum offer, the best price/value choice is for sure the "green bottle" Reserva Exclusiva. This Reserva rum is missing the smoothness, the aroma richness and the nice feeling of the Exlusiva rum... it is simply too harsh for my apetite.

On the other hand compared to other younger/cheaper rums (5/8 years old) it may be a good choice. But in that case I would suggest something like Plantation Barbados...

Posted over 3 years ago by Titomm from Canada with 59 ratings

Tasted the diplomatico Reserva and his big brother Reserva Exlusiva side to side. Surprisingly different. While good and worth it, the Reserva exclusiva was better, more complex, with caramel notes, while this one had more "alcohol" notes and a relatively strong cigar notes.

Ai goûté le diplomatico Reserva et son grand frère Reserva Exlusiva côte à côte. Étonnamment différents. Bien que bon et en vaut la peine, le Reserva Exclusiva était mieux, plus complexe et plus rond, avec des notes de caramel, alors que celui-ci la sensation d'alcool et d'assez fortes notes de "cigare" étaient plus présente, avec une texture plus mince. Reste que ce rhum demeure très agréable et seul, sera très plaisant !

Posted over 3 years ago by KristofB from Belgium with 28 ratings

Did not know what to expect, just saw it in the store and bought it, but it is really nice. Makes me want to buyt the more expensive brother, i read it is even better, and as this one is allready great quality, i can only imagine...

Posted over 3 years ago by radu steolea from Romania with 4 ratings

un excelent mix cu arome de vanilie si caramel, cu usoara tenta de migdale.... superb

Posted over 3 years ago by Frank mac from United Kingdom with 53 ratings

I really liked the flavours of this rum, not quite as good as the reserva exclusiva but still warm flavoured, went down a treat with Coke and ice.

Posted almost 4 years ago by Robert from United States with 23 ratings

9 for the price, can't get something that smooth for that cheap, awesome rum, good son to the exclusiva

Posted almost 4 years ago by Bradley Stapleton from United Kingdom with 3 ratings

While a little harsh, this is standout for it's multiple amazing flavors that shift gear with just the first sip!
Get's better as you have more also. Excited to try the Exclusiva

Posted almost 4 years ago by Alo from Estonia with 13 ratings

Good drinkable rum, but nothing special as i remember.

Posted almost 4 years ago by Olaf from Netherlands with 56 ratings

Not as good as the Exclusiva, it's still a very decent taste. Here also the hints of caramel and vanilla are a fine get together. Where the Exclusiva is smooth, this one has some sharp edges. This bottle was a nice tasting, but I'd still spend a bit more to get the Exclusiva.

Posted almost 4 years ago by Mihai from Romania with 206 ratings

In bunul stil Diplomatico, arome subtile, un rom fin, desăvârșit. O alegere potrivită oricand! Doar "on the rocks"

Posted about 4 years ago by Jamie Hicks from Canada with 32 ratings

Smooth, mellow.... everything an amber should be........

Posted about 4 years ago by Robca16 from Czech Republic with 40 ratings

Cekal jsem vic, tento rum kdyz jsem naposledy pil mi prisel daleko vyRaznejsi a chutnejsi, ale mozna to taky bylo temi 3 - mi lajnami ko
ksu, co jsem pred tim mel :)

Posted over 4 years ago by Andrew from Canada with 77 ratings

It took me a while to add this to my collection; I guess I bought into some of the negative reviews.
Pound for pound, it holds its own versus the exclusive reserva.
I would recommend this as a good transition rum for someone looking to shed the ice cubes and go neat.

Posted over 4 years ago by ArteSuave from Netherlands with 20 ratings

I've got this one for somewhere around 20 euro, which really is a steel for this rum!