The beginnings of this distillery goes back to the 18th century, when Don Juancho Nieto Meléndez started exploring the sources and processes responsible for the many alluring flavours of traditional beverages. Tirelessly looking for ways to refine his own products, he would study the methods employed in Jamaica, and look for inspiration from the islands of the Antilles as well. Today, Ron Diplomático is one of the most respected producers in the World, with a selection of exciting Rums that have captured the attention of many Rumminados.
Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva is their most award-winning Rum. It was produced in the honour of Don Juancho Nieto Meléndez. It's a complex blend of copper pot still Rums made from sugar cane juice, and matured for up to 12 years in ex-Bourbon casks.
Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva + Romeo y Julieta Short Churchill
The Reserva Exclusiva is a staple in every Rum aficionado’s collection. Its caramel and vanilla sweetness with a hint of charredo oak, pairs pleasurably with the RyJ Short Churchill’s rich and creamy, floral notes. The chocolate undertones play nicely off of the Diplomatico’s orange, date and ripe berry notes. Romeo and Juliet aside, this is definitely not a tragic love story.
What does Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva taste like?
The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.
We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.
A little bit of etymology; nobody really knows where the word Rum comes from. Most popular suggestions are: Rum (the Romani word for potent), Rumbullion (an uproar), Saccharum (sugar in Latin), Rummer (a Dutch drinking glass).
It's a party in my mouth, warm and inviting. Perfect for sipping.
Fantastic smell, a very nice taste smooth and just the right amount of sweet...
Delicious, sweet but not too sweet. Good flavor and I thought it was smoooooth.
Great smell, great taste. Very smooth, but not sweet. I usually like my rum a bit sweeter, but this was a nice change of pace. It tasted and felt almost dry, but went down smooth.
The perfect rum. Not too sweet. Not too strong. Perfect notes of spices.
Really Sweeet! In first taste - oak and walnuts, but after taste is full of brown sugar, liquer, caramel and candies! Great for slow sipping.
Has a very nice finish to it.
I originally got this in the cigar sampler. I'm now on my third purchased bottle. I have never been a rum fan until sampling some of the finer rums Flaviar has offered. This is a definite favorite.
Liked this rum very much. Only had one other rum that I would say is just a bit better. Flavor is strong but not overpowering. Pairs great with Caribbean style cigars. Paired this with one brought back from the Dominican and wasn't disappointed. Will add this to my bar soon.
Spicy, almost medicinal. The jagermeister of rums. Won’t be buying again.
Sweet, strong, smooth. A great sipping rum and an exceptional price.
The type of rum where you walk into the party with the bottle in your hand, wearing a buttoned down shirt in a suit. Sipping this rum reminds me of the warm nights I spent on the beach surrounded by great company.
Great rum for the price point.
Next to Admiral Rodney, this is my favorite sipping rum. Lots of caramel and subtle fruity notes. It’s especially good with a few drops (3-4) of lime juice and a single ice cube on a summer evening.
Not bad, but a bit harsh and hot compared to some better sipping rums I've had. Very much dominated by banana flavor, which gets old after a while.
Very good taste
Excellent rum !!!
This was my favorite of the Love of Cigars sampler. I immediately placed an order. It was sweet, smooth and was a real treat with a stronger cigar.
Received with For the Love of Cigars taster, excellent rum. Smooth, sweet and a great finish.
Trop bon !!
Not my cup of tea.
Very light and smooth.
Good to the last drop, smooth and rich but not overbearing.
I like super sweet rum with vanilla and maple being my favorite. This is fairly sweet though for the normal person.
Go to rum for the price. Great for hooking newbies on real rum.
Clear smell of caramel and cinnamon, there's also a hint of other spices,
The brown sugar and caramel stands out as clear tastes, on the bottom there is a mixture of spices as well as fruity end to it.
Alluringly warm but a bit short in its finish,
A great rum no matter how you have it - neat, rocks, or mixed into a cocktail.
Love this rum
This is my favorite rum so far.....but I’m still tasting!
This is by far my favorite rum so far....still tasting.
Great sipper. I find it sweet and creamy like dessert in a glass.
I definetly enjoyed this one! Went straight to the top 5 for me, great balance of flavours. Might be the best in this price range!
This is a very smooth and easy drink. Well balanced.
Loved this rum, sweet caramel, cinnamon and citrus, well balanced with the sweetness kept in check from the citrus and spicy kick.
Amazing rum, possibly the best sipping rum I have had thus far.
Love it! Maybe the best rum I’ve ever had! Not too sweet.
Amazing sipping rum. Very Smooth and sweet, way too easy to drink a bottle in a night!
Great sipping rum, not the best I've had but definitely up there. Definitely a bit sweet. Super smooth. I enjoyed it neat.
Lækker sippe rom til billige penge
Great sipping rum
Got this with the "For the Love of Cigars" tasting box and it really stood out for a rum. Usually not a fan of rum usually because I think of something like Captain Morgan and think "ehh no thanks."
The flavor was balanced and bold. Enough spice and the caramel gives it a nice finish.
One of the best rums I have tried. A great, complex flavor profile that is easy to drink straight. The vanilla and cinnamon come through with a pleasant sweetness to round it out.
I very much liked this whiskey. Notes of vanilla and a sweet but not saccharine finish with an almost caramel aftertaste.
Sweet, clawing in a pleasant way. Smooth Really liked it.
I think this is a very complex Rum. Just the right bit of sweetness and spice. Leaves behind an interesting chocolaty taste. Pretty smooth and easy to sip. I plan to try it with the Romeo and Juliet Short Churchill if I can find it in my town.
It was a fruity rum.. that I thought was a scotch at first lol.. I definitely tasted the chocolate and cinnamon in the finish.
Strong vanilla, great for the price
Holy cow! Who did they sleep with to get this one into a sample pack? I have never been less satisfied with a sprits sample. This was so sickeningly sweet that I poured it down the drain. To even stick this in the same shipment with Dalmore is an insult to fine Scotch whiskey.
Not a rum guy but easily the best one I’ve ever had. Super smooth with an unmistakeable sweetness that’s not overbearing at all. Really good, impressive.
Great smell or Vanilla, chocolate. Good sweet rum taste of the Caribbean!
Wow. Bit of a rum game changer. Smooth as you like.
I took my fist sip of this when having a cigar, and the taste was the most incredible I'd come upon in forever! This is by far the best tasting rum I've ever had. Have to get more of this!
Easily my favourite rum. A few minutes after pour, the nose is delicious and it tastes just as smooth.
This might be my favorite rum of all time. The sweet, smooth finish is the best!
OH MAN this is GREAT!!!!! Love this Rum. dont even want anything with it. Great flavors. The cinnamon and fudge flavor is great. Will get a bottle of this.
Very nice rum, good sipper
Excellent rum. Ordered a full bottle immediately.
good rum. no need to mix with anything. I liked it on the rocks.
I like it. It's ok if none of my other options are available. A short finish. Definitely molasses, sugar, honey, sage, thyme and finishing off with butterscotch.
Great sipping rum. Caramel on the nose. Hints of toffee & chocolate. Quite a sweet taste. Medium finish. Goes nicely with 3 cubes of ice. Solid 8.
Great tasting have it in my bar ...a must for drinking neat or on the rocks..great with a cigar!
Wonderfully smooth, with a caramel twist. Unparalleled in it's price range.
I first tasted the Reservation Exclusiva when visiting southern Mexico near Belize. It was a gift from a couple who lived in Venezuela. The smoothest and most flavorful rum that has ever crossed my lips, of which there have been many! Warm and sexy. Musical and poetic. This bottle far exceeds the typical descriptions offered alcoholic beverages. Yes of course there are hints of vanilla, orange blossom, lemon grass and charred oak, but that just doesn’t do it justice! I want this in my bar. I need this in my bar!
Initial hints of dried fruit give way to cinnamon and ginger nose, and initial flavor with a bit of spice. Strong flavors of caramel and toasted honey.
sweet tasting, sweet aroma, smooth rum with not too strong of liquor, easily 1 of the best that I had tasted, definitely something that will be on my wish list
It is an outstanding, intense, cane liqueur matured in whiskey barrels for complexity that leads to an extremely smooth finish.
Very very smooth.
Sweet but not syrup-y or cloying. No real burn or overly complicated flavors. Pairs really nicely with a cigar.
IT IS EXCEPTIONAL. I WOULD ORDER THIS BUT IT IS NOT IN STOCK. PLEASE ORDER THIS FOR ME NOW. Diplomatico
Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva
Beautiful, sweet and smoky
Long sweet aftertaste!
Wow best sample of Rum so far,,, Gonna have to get a bottle
I take mine on the rocks and it's very good. A little on the sweet side.
Marvelous spirit !
Rich and flavorful tastes during and after drinking this rum. Wonderful after taste. Was great with a cigar!!
Loved this rum, smooth, sweet, a lot of character!!
This is a delicious sweet rum. It has strong notes of dark fruits and brown sugar. It can be overwhelmingly sweet when had neat, but it is delicious straight and used in cocktails/mixed drinks. I continue to enjoy this rum and will buy again in the future!
Love Diplomatico Reserva! Very thick with good legs. Caramel and dark chocolate smell, a bit of cocoa, too. Smooth.
You sent this one out in an email this morning and had my mouth all watering, and then I go online to order and it's not available?????
Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva may just replace Port! The sweetness and hint of cinnamon paired well with a Rocky Patel Decade. This will be on my wishlist!
Taste of vanilla, wonderful dark color, smell of a fruity flower, deep brown hues.
This was a very pleasant surprise. I took a chance based on reviews. The rum has a moderately sweet aroma. Poured into a glass it has a deep brown hue and good legs. It is the smoothest rum I have ever tried.
Wonderful experience, with chocolate surprises. Loved it!
Very smooth, nice complexity, a wonderful rum!
One of the best rums I've ever had. If you're a cigar smoker like myself. This rum is a perfect pairing!!
Wow! The best rum I've ever tasted.
Smooth, spicy, sweet- reminded me of gingerbread cookies with the syrupy mouthfeel of molasses and a bit of spicy heat on the back.
Interesting... very different among the dark rums. Heavy on the tongue with a full finish.
My wife hated rum, until she tried it.....
Excellent, smooth tasting rum. Slightly sweet and goes down very easy.
I fell in love with this on my trips to Panamá.
best I ever had.
This one I really liked. It's a very good sipping rum. I love drinking this one Neat because you can taste all the flavors.
One of my favorite rums. Smooth and sweet and complex, this is great on its own or in an old fashioned with a drop or two of some complimentary bitters.
This is hands down some of the most enjoyable Rum I have tasted. A whisky connoisseur's sipping rum. Woody, sweet, smokey, and just enough brown sugar. Absolutely delectable. Extra star for affordability. I would pay double the asking price for this Rum.
I had it over ice and did not care for the after taste!
Excellent sipping rum; smooth & easy-drinking
This I truly enjoyed. Rum always was a "mixer" to me and this taught me it can be it's own.
Very enjoyable. Like so much I am buying more.
This a a great Rum to experiance, DO NOT!! add anything to it. Pour your self a dram and enjoy.
Wow! This is one of the best rums I have ever tasted. For anyone who correlates rum to Bacardi, this is no correlation. Excellent rum!
Incredibly smooth. Cognac and spicy almonds on the nose. Strong notes of vanilla and molasses. Warm on the palate with burnt brown sugar on the finish
WOW Smoooooth! Will definitely be buying again and again.
Very nice tasting room. Tastes of a nice vanilla and caramel. Smooth
Amazing! So smooth and delicious!
Best aged rum I have tasted
Very smooth. One of the best 12 year old rums I've had. Definitely a sipping rum.
Nice smooth taste that holds well on the palate. Definitely will be a staple on my bar!
Fantastic rum for the price. One of the best values you can find.
I really like this Rum. Not being a rum drinker I think that says a lot! Lol
This is truly an enjoyable rum. Straight up/neat. Do not add anything to this rum.
Venezuelan rum is by far my favorite! This and the Santa Teresa 1796 Solera are leaps and bounds above any other rum I have had to date.
My favorite rum to date. This one is better than all the more expensive rums that I've tried, including Ron Zacapa, Plantation and Kirk & Sweeney.
I 1st had this at a Rum seminar at the Phoenix Cocktail Festival this year and just loved it. The smooth flavors are fantastic. Neat is the only way to drink this.
My first purchase from Flavair is a definite hit. I am not a sophisticated taster but this is smooth on the tongue and easy to drink. As time goes by, I hope to be able to define flavor better. In the meantime, though, this is the best rum I have had!
Pure dark cane sugar abounds! A true traditional rum of the southern hemisphere. Quality of individual bottling can vary. Perfect alone over ice.
Absolutely the best Rum at this price and at twice the price.
Tasty and smooth. I can actually taste a little chocolate.
Very Good Rum
Superb rum, flavor profile is smooth and sweet. The caramel and cinnamon really come through for me at the front and the back with the spice and buttery coming thru in the middle. The finish is exactly as described, warming meadium-long and rummy!! an amazing rum entry!!
My favorite rum
Smooth, sweet notes, super refreshing
Excellent sipping rum! Make mine neat and now.
Excellent and my personal favourite!
Perfect for newcomer !
Delicious carmel flavor with a little spice
Ich liebe diesen Rum!
Für mich bis etz der perfekte!
Love this rum.
Really smooth full body
Definitely a rum to have in the collection. A great product from Venezuela and an excellent example of Venezuelan rum characteristics.