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 flavors 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 honor 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.
Diplomático 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. The most popular suggestions are Rum (the Romani word for 'potent'), Rumbullion (an uproar), Saccharum (sugar in Latin), and Rummer (a Dutch drinking glass).
Excellent rhum, smooth, sweet, great for evening sipping for affordable price. Will be ordering more..
I love the sweetness as it goes really well with a cigar
Sweet but great!
Delicious rum! Caramel nose, very smooooth. Highly recommended
One of the most balanced and tasteful rums I’ve had pleasure of enjoying. Opening up with aromas of orange peel, toffee and licorice, it is smooth on the palate, and follows on with notes of toffee fudge. I’ve had both neat and in mixed drinks like an Old Fashioned and both enjoyable. Many more will find their way to my bar.
Very nice. Smooth and deep
Taste great neat! Aged well with sweet and hot spices finish .
A complicated, but smooth and tasty sipping rum. Its not overly sweet but definitely caramel and vanilla forward. Pour a glass and enjoy.
A true staple for rum lovers.
Great taste all the way through. Rum is not my go to but if my wife likes it you know it is good and smooth.
A nice sipping rum, smooth caramel, almost too sweet, long aftertaste
Smooth, dependable, not too sweet or too dry. A go-to. Enjoyable neat.
best tasting, smoothest rum I've ever had.
This will be my sipping’ rum
Becoming my go to after dinner drink. Smooth and sweet.
Very enjoyable with hints of caramel
Sweet, smooth with no bite. Has a cinnamon flavor without the becoming spicy.
Smooth and perfectly sweet.
Sweet and smooth. Easy to drink neat.
Very smooth and tasty. Love it straight up on the rocks. Probably the best rum I have had.
Easy late afternoon drink, sweet and caramelish (treacle tones maybe?), with a little fruit underlayer (and maybe a tiny bit of spice)
Strong alcohol on the nose. Starts of lighter taste then gets stronger and then finishes with brown sugar. Not a syrupy texture or flavor as I thought reading 5he flavor profile. Overall is like a nice rum cake.
Very enjoyable rum. This was my favorite of 3 in a taster box.Very sweet & smooth.
The best I've tasted
Amazing taste. Let it linger a bit, maybe swish around and it will certainly be worth every cent. I give it a 10 solely because it is sweet enough to appreciate its flavor, and strong enough to do the work. WILL purchase again.
I was tasting this against four other rums (three in a bit lower price range, one of these more expensive). They all tasted yuck compared to this. And before getting "Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva" I thought these other four are decent rums. For now this is the only rum I'll sip for pleasure. I would rate it 10 stars but who knows what's out there. :)
Super sweet with lots of brown sugar. Flavors are all over the place. A steal for the price!
Sweet and easy to drink. Great as a dessert.
A delicious sipping rum mild spice wrapped in sweetness perfect with a cigar or by the log burner on a summer night.
Very smooth with a nice sweetness but not to sweet
Rich, vanilla, smooth. Best run out there.
Very smooth straight. One of the best Rums I have had. I like it better than the equivalent Flor de Cana
Absolutely love it, specially with a nice cigar
A delicious, clean tasting rum. Very smooth and drinkable.
Nice sweet rum.
Awesome Mezcal. Outstanding smoky notes! Great as an after dinner drink! Love it!
My go-to sipping rum. Smooth, balanced, perfection
Very good neat or on the rocks. Also make a good oldfashion
Loved it so much and so does my brother. Very happy with this choice! Pretty strong too, I might add.
Love this rum. This is a nice sipper for those that enjoy a good bourbon. Semi-smokey, not overly sweet, pleasant finish. Try it neat or with an ice ball.
Love this rum. Even though it's not a white rum, it makes a heavenly daiquiri with fresh lime and simple syrup.
Very smooth, slightly sweet. Caramel notes, sugar cane comes through. Great sipping rum
Not primarily a rum drinker, but this is good. Came with the cigar tasting box, definitely my favorite of the lot. Big molasses-y notes. Not super funky or exciting, but definitely a lot of flavor for the price, and for 40% abv. For the most part I will stay away from anything that watered down, but you can never make a rule out of that, and this rum is a prime example of why.
This Rum is smooth and delicious. On 3rd bottle so far
Tastes amazing after drinking whisky
Tastes insanely sweet
Would make amazing pina coladas
I usually don’t sip rum but wow is this outstanding!! So smooth and not too strong. I highly recommend it!
Amazing aroma and flavour. Good old drink.
One of the better rums I have purchased, the sweet, honey finish makes this a perfect dessert drink. Caramel, vanilla, and dark chocolate notes are the most discernible with a moderate amount of spice mixed in.
A fine spiced rum with plenty of sweet notes. I enjoyed it most when taken neat, and the overwhelmingly sweet finish from the cane honey base makes it feel like a dessert drink.
For the price, you really can't go wrong with this fine rum. Diplómatico Reserva Exclusiva is every bit as tasty as many top-shelf rums that cost twice or three times as much. Don't mix it with anything -- you should drink it neat or perhaps with a bit of ice. A beautiful drinking experience!
Smooth decadent taste highly recommend!!!!
Love it, first found it in Curacao and I'm glad I can get it stateside. Best neat, nice flavor, smooth.
One of my favorite rums. Delicious and complex. What more could you ask for in an aged rum?
Very smooth, sweet rum with rich flavor. Great taste
One of the Best Rum I have ever had the pleasure to taste. I have it aT 9 - a semi-sweet, smooth, no bite full body Rum. The price is well worth the top shelf and no mix necessary- straight up with a chuck of ice. Drink this Rum as you would a fine scotch!
I love this rum. It's nicely balanced and can be sipped neat or over the rocks as a nice alternative to my usual whiskey choice. I don not use it in a cocktail because it's better alone.
Creamy, sweet banana from the nose all the way to the finish. Very smooth, beautiful color and thickness, just too sweet and fruity for my taste, but I can tell it's a well made spirit.
I found this Rum to be one of the smoothest I've ever had. Great by itself. Very fruity and has a sweet finish almost like caramel but not quite. It has it's own unique flavor.
Just an all around fantastic rhum. Currently my absolute favorite.
Carmely goodness with a hint of spice, anise on the back of the palate.
A great, aged, dark rum. Complex flavors and very easy to sip straight or with ice. Very similar to the Zacappa 23. It is however a bit sweet for my taste, not too sweet, but close.
Excellent rum, smooth and very easy to drink
Take this from someone who is new to rum, but this was absolutely delicious. I'm primarily a whisky/whiskey drinker, but this was a welcome change. A small half teaspoon of water changed up the nose quite a bit, went from a strong banana note to something more generally complicated, too complicated for my limited experience, but more lightly fruity, and something like vanilla or maybe cream. I was hesitant to add anything as this is bottled at forty percent, but this held up well. I'd love to taste this at forty six percent, I'm sure there'd be even more to look for. As is, surprisingly interesting for the low abv, definite recommendation.
Excellent rum great taste.
Very sweet and I like sweet. Smooth and easy to drink. Long finish.
By far my favorite rum, very sweet but the flavors are amazing
Sherry. Did not imagine that i could sip rum. Smooth, fragrant vanilla and taste of sherry. Very enjoyable on the rocks.
Very enjoyable, except a little too sweet for my taste. Still, very nice.
Delicious banana and molasses sweetness. Exceptionally smooth throughout, great sipper.
Really good everyday drinking rum! Really enjoyed the flavor!
Very enjoyable rum with good legs on the glass. Flavor spiral seems spot on (orange spice tea as a variation). Quite drinkable on its own.
Likely good for dark and stormy or other single mixer. Will probably buy a bottle to see how it holds up as a frequent (this is based on tasting box sample).
great sipping rum, sweeter than i expected, but enjoyable. hints of molasses?
Not usually a rum guy, but this was delicious. Super simple, super smooth. Very well done.
Very smooth, very sweet. Definitely what comes to mind when I think of a good rum. Perfect for a warm summer evening with a cigar near a fire pit or a swashbuckling adventure on the high seas. Definitely going to be a mainstay in my homebar!
Very smooth sipping and good blend
The best sipping rum I’ve encountered to date.
I never imagined that I would be the type of person to drink any type of spirit straight up. But this rum really surprised me. It is extremely smooth, easy to drink, and I would recommend it to anyone, just the aroma of the product is very different from any other rum that I have used before, but I have to admit I had only used rum mixed with soda or juice. This definitely should not be mixed with anything, it stands wonderfully on its own.
The more I drink it, the more I like it. Since there is no way to tell if I've rated this before on Flaviar, I will rate it again. This rum is great alone or with a mixer. If you are a bourbon drinker, then try this one out when it is hot and you are thinking rum.
very smooth, easy to drink
Very smooth crowd pleaser, easy to drink straight especially for the casual drinker.
My novice view . The best thing I can say it that I would buy it again
I had my best friend taste and his wife taste it with me and my wife and we love it.Very smooth and aromatic.
Smooth and easy to drink. Great rum for bourbon lovers!
Great tasting rum! It starts with bold sweet flavors and finishes smooth. Great neat, with an ice cube, or any other way you like.
Nice spice at the end, initial taste was sweet and caramel flavored to me. Super smooth, perfect neat or on the rocks.
This rum is awesome! It hit the Goldilocks point for me. Neat. Over ice. With a mixer. The only bad thing about it is that it is not available at any of my local liquor stores.
A good rum to sip. Sweet and very little bite.
Really liked this rum. It was slightly sweet very smooth and not overly spicey.
Bright, complex rum. Fantastic.
Not a bad sipping rum but a bit too sweet.
Really solid and beautifully unique flavor. Had it in a tasting box and had to order a bottle.
it wasn't what I expected, was looking for a sipping but I like it better mixed with a little water or on ice.
The smoothest rum I have ever tasted. Can't stop sipping
It’s is different
This is so good. The flavor profile is spot on. I can just sip it and I love that it is sweet but not too much. It is smooth and gentle bite. I'm so glad I chose this one ❤️ it's my new favorite
The description was good, but at the end of the day we didn't know what to expect. WOW! This is really, really good - smooth, sweet, and far superior to most of what is out there today. YUM!
Smooth, sweet, with only a hint of burn on the swallow. Top Tier Rum, and definitely one to sit and sip on while contemplating the finer things in life.
Shared the tasting w iui th my sister and we loved it!
One of my favorite daily drinker rums.
El dorado is top shelf but this is a good daily Caribbean vibe
Rum = island time all the time
I liked it in a frozen strawberry daiquiri and a rum punch. It wasn't great mixed with soft drink. I'm not a big drinker, so I'm just trying to find out what I like.
Excellent, smooth rum. It is not spiced, just how rum is supposed to be. I highly recommend Diplomatico! If you're not a fan of Rum, try this one, you will be.
Great sipping. Nice warm rush.
Smooth with a lot of flavor/complexity. This is an excellent rum and spirit in general. I would highly recommend.
Very smooth. A bit sweet with caramel and vanilla up front. Not too sweet, though.
Excellent. I got lucky as this was my first purchase and it surpassed my expectations by far. The most flavorful rum I have tried. Lucky me and my friends.
Super smooth flavors of chocolate, spice, Carmel, vanilla, and banana. A classic rum, and a go-to for me.
Yes this rum his a sweet note. I almost drink half a bottle in one sitting. Great for sipping with out ice. Not spicy ( no alcohol burn ).
I would buy this bottle again. Let us clarify sweet...... not syrup sweet. Not liqueur sweet. Smooth drinking tasting.
Smooth finish. Take this straight up or on the rocks...and if you want something different mix this a little elderflower tonic but beware you might finish the whole bottle...
A very sweet well rounded Rum, well worth the money. This is now the second time I’ve bought this bottle.
Great flavor, really smooth. Almost have a cognac taste
Very nice sweetness. I need more rum variety to give a more detailed review. College/Navy rum drinking is all the experience I have, and that wasn't for taste!
It is definitely sweet but it is not unbearable. On the palate there is a lot of raisin, orange, spice and maybe caramel and brown sugar but it fits well together. It is a good addition on my shelf for now.
I really liked this rum. It was easy to drink straight.
Love it! Delicious in many cocktails, on the rocks, or neat. Sweet, vanilla, and caramel flavors hit me first. This is an incredibly smooth spirit and a bargain for the quality!
Almost a spiced aroma, yet it is right on the edge of too sweet to me. Warm it is a good sipping rum, but with ice I think it would have to be deep in a mixed drink for my taste.
A little to sweet for me
This is the rum a pirate would love. It tastes exactly like rum should. Sweetness, but not too sweet. Some other flavors that remind me of Jamaica. Great alone or with a mixer. Cheap enough to guzzle by a hot pool, but fancy enough to sip in a glass on ice. A nice cork top bottle too. A new favorite I would never have found without Flaviar.
Love this rum. Don’t ruin it with Coke.
Really enjoyable! Whenever my housemate and I enjoy having a cheeky glass of something to unwind it's always in the top 5 of our choices.
Strong brown sugar and Carmel notes out the gate, a nice sweetness of vanilla flavor. Very smooth. Chocolate finish with a ginger kick. My wife hates all alcohol and kept coming back for sips. Definitely a nice sipping rum full of flavor and goes down right.
This is quite possibly the best rum I have ever had after picking it out on a whim. The flavor was bold and fruitful with a subtle alcohol bite. As most good rums, it mixes well and can quickly get a party started.
Love it, very smooth!
Very smooth, very sweet rum with fruit notes and a pleasant, slightly sour finish. Great for sipping, and I bet it would be brilliant in coffee. Definitely one to bring out for guests.
Simply the best rum I’ve ever had! Tastes like bananas
Sweet smooth and very good
I like the sweetness that it starts with and it creates an invitation that the drinker gladly accepts. Notes of vanilla and caramel end with a rounded smooth warm finish that lingers. I pick up on orange notes and spices like nutmeg on the palate. Great choice with friends who are just getting into rum or are novice rum drinkers, just as good, if not better on a night with a cigar, enjoyed in solitude.
A sweet nose of oak almost like a bourbon with notes of vanilla and caramel that ends with a smooth and warm finish. Excellent sipping rum.
Smooth and very good
Nice and sweet
Favorite rum. Easy to find and perfect.
Best rum I’ve ever had. Hands down.
Smooth with oaky finish
Smooth and easy to drink. If you want to introduce your friends to rum, give them a Diplomatico. And treat yourself with one too...
amazing spicy, vanilla smooth rum
Great rum for the price.
Punches with the Goslings
Close to a perfect ten. The nose the nose the nose. Exquisite. Tropical fruit for days.
I liked this a lot. Rum is not my go-to spirit but this is a great expression. I tasted sweet vanilla extract, sorghum, molasses, tropical fruit, pumpkin spice, banana. Its balanced nicely by a dark Honduran cigar with a lot of smoke, earth, and dirt flavors to cut the sweetness. Together the combo almost reminds me of a tropical version of a s'more with like a cinnamon graham cracker, sorghum syrup instead of chocolate, and toasted marshmallow.
Top 3 of the Best Rum I have had in my life!
One of my go to rom, sweet taste and a good choice if you like a good cigar with your rom.
Hands down the best rum I have ever had
Incredible notes of sweetness
Really good. Sweet with spice. I’ll be getting more.
Part of the For Love of Cigars sampler and first sipping rum I have had. What a treat and amazingly sweet and fruity with some spice. Paired with Drew Estates Undercrown Maduro. Will be adding this to my bar soon.
Very sweet, heavy bold rum that lingers long enough that you can’t forget its taste but gone soon enough you want more. Vanilla notes.
Heavy spice with a Carmel aftertaste
I love spice and the flavor here is perfect the cinnamon leaves a refreshing after taste with the caramel making you want more
Hate to say it, but not as good as the cheaper diplomatico
A real treat! Sweet, spicy, and a nice vanilla flavor that reminds me of good cola. Really enjoyed this neat. A pleasant, lingering finish almost begs you to take another sip.
My favorite rum hands down
Wow! That's good sipping rum. Sweet, smooth and lingering.
Definitely sweet, but has a depth and richness that I can drink all night. Caramel and vanilla stand out, very smooth finish.
Excellent sipping rum
Sweet, but not overpowering. Brown sugar and caramel nose. Oranges, baked cherries, plums and other fruit notes.
Nicely smooth and sweet, and little bit spicy at the end. Good.
Beautiful packaging, great rum, with distinctive and a varied bouquet of flavors.
An excellent sipping rum
Rich and sweet at a great price
Fantastic rum. I have enjoyed every bit of it on the rocks and it never disappoints. Very smooth finish that makes it enjoyable any time.
Terrific stuff! Sipping rum with strong banana notes, and very nice bouquet. Can be sipped as an after dinner apertif. Smooth finish with no alcohol burn. One of the best!
Exceptionally smooth. Sip neat. This is an incredible run and will be a regular purchase now.
Best Rum I've ever tasted
Fantastic smell, a very nice taste smooth and just the right amount of sweet...
My new Favorite Rum
Smooth, just the right amount of sweet. Just perfect for sipping cold. Perfect!
Very pleasant and smooth. Sweet blend with a Bourbon/Rum combo flavor.
Never would have paired a maduro cigar with rum until now. Nothing like it in the rum world. Smooth and aromatic. Great flavor and sweet. You’ll enjoy this.
Great, very sweet, pairs fantastic with a heavy meal and a cigar
Too sweet for personal preference. Exemplar of its style though; highly recommended.
This has an amazing flavor. Perfectly smooth and good for long sipping.
The flavor of this rum is excellent and a masterpiece for the rum connoisseur!
The flavor of this rum is outstanding! This is a top shelf rum and very enjoyable for all rum conesures.
Sweet but not over the top. Very smooth. Great with a cigar after dinner.
Great sipping rum very complex flavors.
Exceptional taste and very smooth
Who needs dessert when you have this rum in your cupboard. This is perfect for after a savory meal to sip on. It's one of my favorites.
Amazing sweetness balanced by cinnamon and citrus flavors. This would be an amazing rum with a cigar!
In not fan of rum, but this is a good one
A nice rum with a bit of zing to it
Really wonderful sipping rum. Round and full flavour with no sharp edges. Perfect for special occasions.
It's a party in my mouth, warm and inviting. Perfect for sipping.
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.