An exquisite sipping rum that is made almost entirely from sugar cane honey making for a rich, opulent rum with sweet toffee, raisin, chocolate, cinnamon and bright tropical fruit notes. It’s become one of the world’s most highly awarded rums and for very good reason!
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At its location at the foot of The Andes in the Terepaima National Park, the distillery has been producing top-quality spirits for over 50 years and has achieved cult status with rum connoisseurs across the globe. The distillery was designed for versatility, with three pot stills and four column stills distilling different styles of spirit from top-grade molasses and sugar cane honeys.
The skill of the master distiller and the craft of the master blender work in perfect harmony to create the Diplomatico range. This includes expressions differing in character, suggested drinking style and price, but all with the underlying hallmark of a rum of the highest calibre.
Overseeing the whole operation is the erudite Tito Cordero who has worked at DUSA since 1988. Tito is one of rum’s most celebrated master blenders and his accolades include “Master Blender Of The Year at the 2011 and 2013 Golden Barrel Awards. Tito is currently also president of The Ron de Venezuela DOC Regulatory Council.
The distillery boasts having been awarded the ISO 14001 for sustainability. Destilerias Unidas does all it can to ensure the facility has as little impact on its beautiful environment as possible.
This rum is made from sugar cane honey to produce a more complex, rich rum. The distillery sources molasses with a high concentration of sugar, but with a low ash content and low viscosity. They also cultivate and maintain their own yeast strain with fermentation taking two days. The final blend is made up from 80% pot still rum and 20% light rums aged for up to 12 years in a variety of different types of casks, predominantly former bourbon and malt whisky barrels.
A rich, sensual and indulgent rum. Deep, vivid and extremely luxurious flavours with a thick texture and layers of rich and sweet fruit and chocolate. Think true opulence!
Enjoy it neat or on the rocks, or in a twist on a classic cocktail such as a Rum Old Fashioned – 50ml Reserva Exclusiva, 10ml PX Sherry and 3 dashes of chocolate bitters.
For an indulgent treat, try it over ice cream!