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Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva is a fabulous golden, dark rum distilled from molasses "the honey of the sugar cane" in copper potstills before 12 years of aging. Rich, sweet and fruity, just how it should be. Fantastic quality.
There is little to say except that Diplomatico is everything a rum should be. The predominant smell and flavor is sugar ...thick, black molasses, maple sugar candies, oh so sweet but not cloyingly so. This is not rum pretending to be whiskey. This is rum which has reclaimed its sugar and held it up to the light. There is something beautiful about sugar and the nose of Diplomatico is similar to what you smell if you go to Hawaii and get a whiff of fresh cut sugarcane or the aroma of a newly opened bag of demera sugar.
The taste does not let you down; it is as bold and dramatic as the scent. Beautiful notes of cane sugar, dried fruit and other sweets. The alcohol weaves itself naturally into the sweetness, yo ho ho indeed.
Gold Medal - Best of Category - International Rum Festival, Tampa 2009
Gold Medal - Premium Rums
International Sugar Cane Spirits Tasting Competition Ybor City
Rated: Gold Medal - 2007 Ministry of Rum Tasting Competition
Excellent, highly recommended: Ultimate Spirits Challenge