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Diplomatico at The Old Fashioned Experiment

An award-winning dark golden rum from Venezuela aged for up to 12 years.

70cl / 40%
A fabulous Venezuelan dark golden rum, distilled from molasses in a copper pot still before it's aged for up to 12 years. Rich, sweet and fruity, just how we like 'em. Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva is one of the most awarded rums, with more than 20 awards to its name.


Diplomatico is a Venezuelan rum made at the foot of the Andes, its location chosen to be in close proximity to the sugar mills. Venezuela is a country heavily influenced by Spanish distilling practices, brought over by Colonisation. The Spanish distilled wines to make spirits like Brandy De Jerez, and they would age them in a complex blending technique using a series of barrels, called soleras. Much like Brandy De Jerez, Spanish colonies tend to a sweeter style of rum, as you can see with Diplomatico. The distillates are a blend of lighter column stilled rum, heavier and oiler pot, and batch kettle, blending these different marques to create a complex and approachable rum. Diplomatico Reserva Exlusiva is a blend of rums with a minimum age of 12 years.

TASTE: A real sipping rum, this has an inherent sweetness, which can either be used with the standard recipe for those with a sweeter palette, or perhaps cut the sugar cube in half if you want the flavour and body. Rich dried fruit character, cocoa, and orange all abundant on the nose and palette. I’d recommend exploring using both lemon and orange twists on this, for an incredible citrus bouquet.