About Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva Rum Gift Set
Diplomático is an independent and family-owned brand that is focused on producing rum of the finest quality. Founded in 1959, their distillery is situated by the Andes Mountains in Venezuela with access to pure water and close to sugar processing plants. Their line features a range of award-winning and highly-regarded column, batch kettle, and pot still rums. They are involved with the community and employ sustainable production practices.
Named Diplomático in honor of the statesman who brought order and balance to a restless era in Venezuela during the 19th century, the 18th-century distiller Don Juancho Nieto Meléndez — also known as El Ambassador — these rums are the exquisite product of Venezuela's warm, tropical climate. The sunny days, cool nights, constant breeze, and abundant rainfall create an idyllic environment for growing and cultivating juicy, fresh sugarcane. The sugarcane is harvested, fermented, and distilled into rum, before being aged in a range of bourbon, port, and sherry casks. They are then masterfully blended by the hands of Tito Cordero, Diplomático’s maestro ronero.
Distilled from sugarcane and aged for up to twelve years, Reserva Exclusiva is a complex blend of a variety of copper-pot distilled rums that have been individually aged and harmonized. Rich amber in color with aromas of dried fruit, caramel, and vanilla, Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva was awarded the Bronze Medal at the 2011 San Francisco World Spirits Competition and the Gold Medal at the International Sugar Cane Spirits Tasting Competition in Ybor City. This version comes with a collectible deluxe metal canister.
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Distilled from sugarcane and aged for up to twelve years, the history of Ron Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva can be traced back to the 19th century when Don Juancho Nieto Melendez, a legendary figure in the history of Venezuela, began distilling rum near Hacienda Botucal.
Rum history allegedly started in the Carribiens in the 17th century when they started to ferment and distill molasses, a byproduct of sugar production. Most of the Rum is aged in oak or ex-wine casks, giving its color and flavor.
We distinguish between 4 different Rum categories, where white or unaged rum is mainly used in cocktails, while dark, spiced, and añejo (aged) rum are mostly enjoyed neat.
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