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Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva rum is distilled from molassis in copper pot stills and then aged in small oak casks for on average 12 years before being bottled.
Produced in Venezuela, which has a rich rum history dating to 1896, the Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva distillery is located on the northern slopes of the Andes mountains.
This rum is incredibly smooth...it has been my favorite ever since I had my first sip of it. Slight caramel taste and vanilla...
Although I also drank Seleccion de Familia, which has a better rating, I stay with this classic. Less alcoholic, more aromatic and less spicy. Seleccion de Familia would be a 9...
A true sipper. Adequate and not overly spiced nose and a delicate tingle on the tongue and ridiculously smooth going down. My first review, and I could not be anything other than the best, I’ve had.
My first foray into more premium rums and I was blown away. Beautifully sweet but not overpowering, smooth and perfect for sipping.
On a recent holiday to Keffalonia I spied a bottle behind the bar and asked for a glass (a Greek single is like a UK triple 👌) the owner was stunned I knew it and went on to tell me all the awards it's won and that UK guests don't know what it is... I drank the whole bottle that week and started the next one reminding me how easy it is to drink. What's more, at the price point it is exceptional value and easily matches or outstrips more expensive rums I've had.
Can I give this a 10+? Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva is, simply put, just plain amazing. Rich and while very sweet (caramel and brown-sugar, some butter), it's not without some oak character to give it a slightly smoky bite, too, so it's a well-rounded rum - you can't go wrong with this. Straight-up or maybe on a little ice ( one cube only, maximum! ) but just way too good to waste on mix. Simply a must-have for any rum aficionado.
Tasted 5/15/22 at Laka Lono, 3 of 3 Diplomaticos to finish out my Purser passport.
Vanilla aroma and flavor.
Sweet. rum. 150 hearts, if there was room to draw that many.
June 8, 2023 update: delicious w club soda and a lime
After tasting over 30 rums, this one still remains my favourite.
I like a very soft taste and this one does just that.
Such a complexity and brilliance...Oh Lord! If a Little Bit less sweet, I would build it a Tempel. But still the best Rum for this price. Eating 5 Star Rums high price rums for breakfest. Go Diplomatico, Go!
"The palate evokes chocolate sauce and the sweet toffee, fudge and tropical fruit flavours from the nose"
"The nose is dominated by notes of caramel, toffee and crème. On the back end of the aromas, I can detect a hint of smoke and pineapple"
via Inu A Kena
Smells sweet. It is fruity, oranges, grapes and raisins with scents of chocolate and a sweet almost syrupy.
"The tasting notes on the site are very accurate vanilla, fudge/toffee sauce are noticeable as are notes of vanilla and a finish which is slightly bitter like cocoa which leaves a hit of oakiness on the taste buds. The finish is pretty short. ."
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