Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva is the flagship and best selling rum from Destilerías Unidas (DUSA), a critically acclaimed Venezuelan producer. Master Distillers Tito Cordero and Nelson Hernández, skilfully blends a range of rum vintages, distilled from sugarcane honey (with over 60% sugar content) and molasses (with less than 60% sugar content). Resulting in a chocolatey domineered start that givesway to fudge and tropical fruit notes. The bittersweet finish holds hints of orange, dark chocolate and vanilla cream, making this one of the easiest and smoothest sipping rums in the world. TASTING NOTES Nose: complex and characterful aromas, with notes of orange peel, maple syrup and liquorice. Palate: sweet, with toffee fudge notes Finish: a seductive and long-lasting finish
The history of Diplomático began in Venezuela in 1959, with the establishment of the distillery where all of its rums are produced. At that time Licorerías Unidas S.A (LUSA) owned the distillery and the main shareholder was Seagram’s International, which was one of the biggest wine ans spirits companies in the world. In 2002 LUSA was put up for sale, including assets such as the distillery and a premium rum brand called Diplomático. Initially, it was exclusively sold in its local market. A group of Venezuelan entrepreneurs, most of them with extensive experience in the spirits industry, believed in the potential of this company. They decided to take their chance and made an offer to acquire it. That same year LUSA became 100% Venezuelan and privately owned, and adopted its current name: Destilerías Unidas S. A. (DUSA). The company is one of the largest rum producers in Venezuela. Today Diplomático is distributed in over 80 countries. It holds the “Ron de Venezuela” DOC (Protected Denomination of Origin) and is recognized as one of the finest rums in the world.