Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva is a molasses-based rum that is distilled in copper pot stills and aged in whiskey barrels, and it hails from Venezuela. It's great for sipping neat or over ice, but it's also a great bottle to have on hand for rum cocktails. If you're feeling especially daring, replace the bourbon in a Manhattan with Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva. It performs admirably. The International Sugar Cane Spirits Tasting Competition in Ybor City awarded this fantastic rum a Gold Medal.
Tasting Note: Sultanas, cookies, Christmas cake, and gingerbread are all present in the aroma. With time in the bottle, offers bananas and custard. Big notes of oaky cinnamon, brandy, plums, and pepper, as well as cocoa and vanilla. Coffee with a hint of sweetness, Demerara sugar, and oak.