Through the "Distillery Collection" series, Diplomatico aims to showcase its different distillation methods.
The rum is then aged in the distillery's cellars for 8 years in small American white oak barrels.
Nico's tasting notes
The nose is rather soft, with a certain sweetness that comes through from the first moments. This roundness contains a roasted character that flirts with copper and motor oil. This leads to an almost Trinidadian aspect, with this almost mineral side that gradually turns into a pastry-like sweetness.
The aeration gives the rum its fullness. It fleshes out and gains in depth and smoothness. A few amarena cherries remind us of a certain pastry side seen earlier. They join with the chocolate to evoke a black forest cake.
On the palate, the coppery, almost petroleum notes come to the fore. They begin the same seduction process as on the nose, with pastry-like aromas. Cherry pits open the ball, before welcoming whole fruits, then a side that is sometimes creamy, sometimes resinous.
The finish is balanced, the greediness remains present without weighing on the taste buds.
"An interesting rum, with an assertive character that later becomes more charming.
On our Youtube channel, find our meeting with Javier Vicuña, brand ambassador of Diplomatico rums, from Venezuela. He tasted with us the Diplomatico Distillery Collection n°3 Pot Still during the box of the month.