Born in Venezuela in 1959, Diplomatico RumDiplomatico Exclusiva Reserva has been is identified as some of the finest rums in the world. While holding the DOC Rums certification from Venezuela, Diplomatico is the international standard when it comes to premium and super premium rums. The brands flagship expression, Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva, is an impeccable sipping rum precisely constructed from the purest of sugar cane honeys.

Reserva Exclusiva has complex aromatics, unique body, along with a scale of balance that is the reference among connoisseurs and rum lovers all over the globe. This is all accomplished because Diplomatico has an unbelievable establishment that combines traditional methods with modern technology.

The distillery is located at the foot of the Andes Mountains which give it the most desirable weather conditions. The location gives it an ample supply of fresh mountain water which is used in the production of the rum. The land area the Diplimatico distillery sits on is also ideal forISO Certification producing the finest sugar cane possible. Not to mention the weather in the area, which is a huge factor in the production of sugar cane, the fermentation process, as well as how the rum is aged. The distillery is very environmentally conscious as well, receiving an ISO 14001 certification.

Put all of this together and Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva is the result of Master Blender Tito Cordero. He masterfully distills the sugar cane honeys in ancient copper pot stills and aging the product in small oak casks for up to 12 years. The result is Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva, which brings to the nose maple syrup, orange peel, brown sugar and liquorice. On the tongue you taste sweet toffee fudge with an elegant finish. It is what is known as a masterpiece in the world of rums.

[caption id="attachment_2276" align="aligncenter" width="375"] Master Distiller Tito Cordero[/caption]

In honor of National Rum Day (August 16th) I have also put together some amazing recipes for you using Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva, that is if you do not want to drink it on the rocks or neat as it is meant to be enjoyed.

Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva Recipes

Old CubanOld Cuban

  • 1 1/2 oz Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva
  • 3/4 oz Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
  • 3/4 oz Simple Syrup
  • 6 Mint Leaves
  • 2 Dashes Angostura Bitters
  • Top with Champagne

Add all ingredients, except Champagne, to a shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain in to glass, top with Champagne.

Savoy Daisy

Savoy Daisy

1 oz Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva

1/4 oz Diplomático Reserva

2 oz Ruby Port

3/4 oz Lemon Juice

1/4 oz Muscovado Sugar Syrup

1/4 oz Grenadine

Orange zest

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add all of the ingredients and shake vigorously. Strain and serve in a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with the orange twist.

Old Venezuelan

Old Venezuelan

3/4 oz Diplomático Riserva Exclusiva 1/4 oz Organic Honey 1/4 oz Fresh Pressed Lemon Juice 4 Mint Sprigs

Shake and strain into glass with ice. Fill with Cliffton Dry Sparkling Wine Style Cider.

Silvia St. George

Silvia St. George

2 oz. Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva 1 oz. Noilly Prat Ambre Vermouth 1 oz. St. George Spiced Pear Liqueur 1 dash Allspice Dram or Pimento Bitters Brandied Cherry garnish

Stir all ingredients, serve up and garnish with brandied cherry skewer.