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Diplomatico Planas rum

Diplomatico Planas

Venezuela | Light | Pot Still

86 ratings
Tasty, but not quite great

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Paul B 🇺🇸 | 474 ratings
Posted over 4 years ago

I have held off for months in trying this replacement for their Blanco. However, after reading enough of these reviews which mentioned notes of coconut, the 47% ABV, and it really being a gold rum aged for six years and then filtered to remove the color, I gave it a try at $29 US. I don't detect notes of coconut, but this one can indeed be sipped neat. Not many white rums can make this claim. It would also be a great mixer, allowing for rum flavors to come through without over powering the drink. I also have it rated as a good buy.

Update August 13, 2022: I did a side by side test against two other premium white rums: Selvarey White and Plantation 3 Star, To my surprise, this one easily won! I now doubt if I will ever find a better white rum.

Update October 2, 2022: A new white rum is now my favorite, bumping this Planas down to second place due to a small amount of added sugar. The new favorite white rum is now Yolo Silver by Don Pancho.

Herman 🇺🇸 | 104 ratings
Posted 5 years ago

We tried this at the NYC Rum Fest, and found it surprisingly smooth for a white rum, so we bought a bottle at Astor Wines. It does have a stronger alcohol nose than others, due to the 47% ABV.

chasles22 (PREMIUM) 🇺🇸 | 84 ratings
Posted over 5 years ago

i admit it. i'm a barrel and age snob. i was expecting this to be harsh ethanol mixed with a splash of windex. it turns out to be a 6 year aged gold rum, charcoal filtered to be crystal clear (Which i again ask: "why?"). nose is missing the barrel and betrays this as a younger rum, maybe maybe a hint or raisin? the taste is clean, with some age, a LOT of black pepper, and some heavy syrupy fruit (like maybe mango but not strong... more like a viscosity thing). all in all not bad, would make a pretty fine daiqiuiri i think.

taz.c 🇫🇷 | 86 ratings
Posted 7 years ago

faire un rhum blanc a partir d'un rhum ambré (décoloré en le filtrant sur du charbon...) idée surprenante pour un résultat tout aussi surprenant, un rhum blanc proche des sensation d'un rhum vieux.
a tester, il devient très intéressant pour élaborer des cocktails.
je valide

sporefrog 🇺🇸 | 54 ratings
Posted 26 days ago

The price point of Diplomatico is what really kills the momentum of this fairly good white rum. It's not twice as good as white Flor de Cana, so why be twice the price? Still okay for mojitos.

Mattypirate 🇮🇪 | 18 ratings
Posted 2 months ago

Nice rum. Probably perfect for cuba libre. Didnt have much chance to compare it to other white rums in the same time.

Jimmy Cliff (PREMIUM) 🇺🇸 | 506 ratings
Posted 2 months ago

I’m an aged rum drinker and wanted to try something different tonight. Summer is coming and Vodka is my second to rum so trying white rum as an alternative. I love Diplomatics rums slightly sweet with lots of depth. So for a white rum this is also very lightly sweet with mild grassy notes. Similar to Plantation 3 Star and would work well in Mojitos daiquiris and even soda with lime in the hot sun. I’ll keep a bottle in the bar for those purposes but as the sun is setting ready for something dark.

RhettB3 🇺🇸 | 30 ratings
Posted 3 months ago

Very good for a white rum, has a good flavor, and is good for mixing.

Gary m 🇳🇿 | 9 ratings
Posted 4 months ago

Im new to sipping rums but this was supprisingly pleaseant, a white rum, it was smooth witout a bite and not so much perfume like the bumbu, and no heavy after taste that i noticed. but again im new to sipping rums , ive only ever sipped whiskeys.

Administrator 🇸🇰 | 31 ratings
Posted 7 months ago

Raw sugarcane taste. I like it very much. The best white rum I've ever taste. 47%!
An interesting fact I read about it is that this is filtered rum, that is why it is white.

Brand Details

Type: Light
Company: Diplomatico
Country: Venezuela
Name: Planas
Raw Material: Unknown
Process: Pure blend (1 distillery)
Distillation: Pot Still
Women Led: No

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