Rum - Gold

Diplomático Reserva Imported Venezuelan Rum

From: Venezuela Liquor Review Category: Gold Rum

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Tier 1
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San Francisco World Spirits Competition

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Proof66 Notes

The Diplomatico rums stem from the work of Don Juancho Nieto Melendez, who researched several different regions and studied their production methods. The result was "Ron Diplomatico," which appears to have first been produced in the 1890s. In the modern day, the rums are offered in several different expression and this is the 8yr expression, distinct from the 12yr exclusiva.

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This bottle has 3 ratings and 3 reviews.
lpy89 lpy89 (207)
Rating: 3.0 (2015-06-11)
Tastes sweet and not too complex. Okay rum but not my personal favorite. That's all i got to say about this really. Was rather dissapointed after tasting the Reserva Exclusiva.
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ChrisCarlsson ChrisCarlsson (329)
Rating: 5.0 (2010-09-03)
Pretty amazing stuff especially for the price. Try buying a 8 year old rum (or almost any other spirit for that matter) for $20 with this quality. Kicks the hell out of the competition at this price point. Much more complex and finished than say Meyer or Pussers and lacks their caramel overdose to cover their sins.
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CapnJimbosRumProject CapnJimbosRumProject (32)
Rating: 3.0 (2010-08-09)
At The Rum Project (link below) Sue Sea and I have reviewed over 120 rums. It is fairly well known that many distillers trick up their rums with added sugar, sherry and all manner of artificial spicing. In fact we established a category for such over-the-top rums. The Reserve is found there. We found it to be a monotone, overly sweetened, simple and non-complex. For the complete review and many more:
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