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One thing that is quite noticeable with this rum is the complex layers of fruit and that developing dark character with sweet vanilla high notes. Besides being aged in bourbon and whisky casks, it takes its final year in Spanish sherry casks which give it a wonderfully oaky, dried-fruit finish. You can also sense the rich aromas of coffee, chocolate and tobacco. The palate offers soft notes of bitter chocolate, red fruit, creamy vanilla and caramel. This particular 2005 vintage is complex, well balanced and slightly less dry than the previous year.
This rum is an ideal rum taken neat as it already brings to palate a delectable array of flavors, enjoyable on its own. If you are enticed to have some food with this a dark chocolate such as the Valhrona Guanaja 70% Dark Chocolate will be nice to snack on. Similary, a strong cheese such as the Long Clawson Potted Blue Stilton would be a great pairing partner.
Diplomático’s identity is forged on a commitment to quality and putting passion and heart into making rums. Dimplomatico is an independent, family-owned brand that controls the whole production process from field to bottle to create superb quality rums. The value quality and authenticity to produce the finest rums, whilst taking care of their people and local community as well as the environment with their sustainable production practices.
Diplomático’s distillery lies at the foot of the Andes Mountains in Venezuela, where the purest of waters run to make the very best of rums. Its location was also carefully selected for its close proximity to the main sugar processing plants in the area.
Established in 1959, Licorerías Unidas S.A (LUSA) owned the distillery through its main shareholder, Seagram’s International, one of the largest wines and spirits companies in the world.
In 2002, LUSA was sold to a group of Venezuelan entrepreneurs and became a 100% privately owned Venezuelan company taking its current name: Destilerías Unidas S. A. (DUSA). The company is proud to be an independent, family-owned operator.
The distillery is unique as it houses 3 different distillation processes which, when combined in blending delivers unique rums such as the Diplomatico’s Reserva Exclusiva, an acclaimed rum worldwide and this Diplomatico Single Vintage Rum 2005 that is been highly-acclaimed by rum enthusiasts worldwide.
Store your bottle upright in a cool, dark place, ideally between 12 and 15°C. Unopened bottles can last for an indefinite amount of time, but the closer you get to the bottom third of the bottle, please consume quickly to prevent oxidation and taste alteration.