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.
12 Year Old
Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva
8.3/10 (202 votes)
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Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva
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.