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Definitely have to try! It's my favourite rum at a reasonable price.
Fun fact - Botucal edition (in Poland) tastes better than its equivalent - Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva.
A perfect aged rum from one of my favorite distilleries. Viva Venezuela!
This is my favorite rum. And the best thing is his price :)
Uhm.... not probably the best, the! best rum i've had in some years. I know i will buy another one when its empty. Smooth tasty rum, very good flavour.
Honig, Vanille, Weich, warm, süß, Mandel/Karamell, Trop. Früchte, Schoko, orange
Delikatność destylatu, ale nie mam tutaj na myśli różnorodności smaków, a brak odczucia smaku czystego alkoholu, co przy założeniu, że rum jest starzony do 12 lat świadczy o tym, że dołożono wiele starań na etapie destylacji, by stworzyć rum bardzo dobry jakościowo.
Smooth and aromatic without the alcohol bite or astringency.
This one should be saved in the glass so you can smiff IT all night long. Lush flavour and intense, Not too sweet taste.
Probably the best sipping rum on the market. Very nice and complex taste where choco, caramel and vanilla dominate. If you want a wonderful gift for a friend pick this rum.
The perfect Rum you can always choose of you want to taste something special
Venezula is famous for rums and Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva is exception. I specially like its fruty taste that stand up while drining it on the rocks. It is a must try!!!
A unique rum, no harshness, just a pleasure to drink at a great price.
Well, just opened it yesterday and a bit surprised how good this stuff is in good company. I think everybody understand I had something special before going out.
Truly great sipper! Excellent.
Ein sehr bekannter und zurecht allseits beliebter Rum, der sowohl pur als auch als Longdrink empfehlenswert ist.
This one is for sitting by the fire and truly enjoying a glass of rum. Don’t even think about mixing it with anything
Als Einsteiger für mich bisher der beste Rum den ich probiert habe, unglaublich mild. Faszinierender Geschmack nach Toffee, oder auch dunkler Schokolade.
Tried the Botucal Reserva Exclusiva while vacationing in Caracas last year and it is very close to my favorite Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva, but the taste and flavor are a bit stronger on the Botucal. Maybe the local taste requires a bit stronger flavor profile than the import version. Very strong 9 rating nevertheless.
Detailed scoring analysis:
10/100 Packaging, bottle and label design 9
10/100 Color of this rum 9
15/100 Nose test 12
20/100 Palate test 17
15/100 Afterburn of this rum 13
15/100 Availability to purchase this rum 3
15/100 Ultimate value for money 15
Total score 78
Here's my top 30 list:
1. Ron Tres Loco de Vinos from Vinoble Skanderborg
2. Ron Esclavo XO Cask Strength
3. Legendario Gran Reserva 15y
4. Cubaney Centenario 25-30y
5. Companero Panama
6. Ron Esclavo XO
7. Ron Millonario XO and 15y
8. Plantation Barbados XO 20th Anniversary
9. El Dorado 25y
10. Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva and Single Vintage
11. Presidente Marti 23y and 19y
12. Cubaney 18y
13. Pusser's 15y
14. Black Tot
15. El Pasador de Oro XO
16. Bavaro Black Ultra Premium
17. Punta Cana Esplendido
18. Edmundo Dantes 15y
19. Pampero Aniversario
20. Bacoo 12y
21. Ron Esclavo 15y and 12y
22. El Pasador de Oro Gran Reserva
23. Brugal Leyenda
24. Exquisito 1990 and 1995
25. Koloa Kaua'i Coconut
26. Plantation Gran Anejo Guatemala & Belize
27. Unhiq XO
28. Ron Hero 21y Solera
29. Punta Cana XOX
30. Ron Cartavio XO
On the nose, it was welcoming, but upon first taste, as the cold liquid surrounded my pallet, I sensed a slightly medicinal flavor. Another sip. Then another. Each time getting better. It took me a glass, but it grew on me. It tastes authentic and I don’t have any qualification to say that, but it tastes like original recipe rum. To this day I find that the value and the flavor profile makes this a very strong performer.
So far my favorite rum. great straight or on ice.
This rum was an instant favorite for me. With notes of chocolate and toasted caramel the flavor was pleasant but not too sweet. There is almost no bite to it from the alcohol, making it an easy rum to drink and great for introducing friends to rum!
Very good rum, smooth and very tasty. I found myself sipping it too fast because it was so good. Love the aftertaste.
One of my best rum - together withthe Flor de Cana 12
En av dom första finrommen jag testade idag känns den lite för söt
This was a birthday gift and it really changed my perception of rum. A was an occasional rum and coke kind of guy but taught me how to sip.
It's smooth and rich and taste of caramel and vanilla, and hardly any noticeable alcohol.