Diplomático Rum Is A Beautifully Dark and Sweet Sipping Rum

Diplomático Rum Reserva Exclusiva is that sweet sipping, aged rum you have been looking for.

Usually, I would be sipping on bourbon or whiskey, but I was feeling nostalgic for warmer weather and summer days, so I wanted to find a rum that I could sip and not just run through a mixer for a cocktail.

The sipping rum category is smaller than most categories on the liquor store shelves, but it’s growing. With more and more brands developing more aged rum flavours and product lines like this one.

Additionally speaking as well, Diplomático Rum Reserva Exclusiva is one of the most awarded rums in the world, currently standing at over 20 awards and medals worldwide alone for this blend. That’s a lot of awards for just one bottle.

The Diplomático Rum Bottle

The bottle of Diplomático Rum Reserva Exclusiva reminds me of when I was down south, enjoying island life. It has a pirate ship feel with the frosted dark glass and the money note-like labeling. It feels like you are asking for it at a bar and it’s in its own exclusive locked cabinet of the bar instead of a popular off the main shelf.

I can picture myself asking for it and the bartender gives me a nod in approval from the ‘good choice’ I have made.

I love the dark glass used for this bottle and it really gives allure to the mystery of what’s in the bottle. My first curiosity upon opening and unpacking this rum was determining what colour the rum is because it gives no hints from the bottle.

The Flavour of Diplomático Rum Reserva Exclusiva

If you are looking for a rum that serves up nicely with chocolate and darker cigars, well, pour yourself a glass.

The rich and full flavour has a sweet side, with the rum being made from sugar cane honey instead of your more standard alternative, molasses. The 12-year old fine rum is blended with 80% pot still rum and 20% lighter rums aged in small oak barrels.

The contents of the dark rum contain a blend of different aged rums as well, helping produce a layering array of good flavouring.

The smell is distinctive, clean with a bit of citrus.

The aromas of toffee and orange appear as well.

It’s not a harsh rum by any means and it’s quite sweet, smooth, and velvety all the way through.

This aged rum brings a more distinctive profile with a completely different than most I have tried. It’s has a rich and spicy flavour that has a lot of complexity to it.

How To Enjoy Diplomático Rum Reserva Exclusiva

If you are looking to enjoy Diplomático Rum Reserva Exclusiva, here are a few options to start you off, but be sure to get creative in this new category.

  • Neat
  • On the rocks
  • Suggested Cocktails: Old Fashioned, Sazerac, and a Manhattan

The Bottom Line

The sipping and aged rum category is both an interesting one and a growing one. While the Diplomático Rum Reserva Exclusiva still plays well with other mixes, I still think it’s meant to enjoy slowly over quite a few sips. One thing I will bring up because we are right around new year’s resolution season is that this is a sweeter rum because it does have some sugar added, just to keep in mind. I enjoy rum as more of dessert anyway, during or after a good meal, so I prefer this type of rum. It’s a nice way to sign off the day and sign off from this article.

If you are interested in learning more about Diplomático Rum Reserva Exclusiva, be sure to visit their website or enjoy the purchase of a bottle from your local liquor store.

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