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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Diplomático Rum Launches a New Limited Edition Distillery Collection

Diplomatico Distillery Collection

      Venezuelan rum company Diplomático brand is set to release two expressions in a new limited-edition range.   Designed to showcase Diplomático’s “diverse” distillation processes, Diplomático is to launch Single Batch Kettle and Single Barbet Column expressions.  The range, which launches with Single Batch Kettle and Single Barbet Column rums, is a result of Diplomático’s unique style of merging different distillation methods to produce a wide range of complex distillates.

Single Batch Kettle Still

     Single Batch Kettle was made with a batch kettle still that was brought to the distillery in 1959.  The batch distillation method was originally employed in Canada for the production of American whiskey. The “complex” and medium-bodied expression is made from sugar cane honeys, and is aged in American white oak barrels.

Double Barbet Column Still
     The Barbet Column distillation system, originally created in France was also brought to the distillery in 1959. The Barbet column is made of 100% copper, a type of metal that facilitates to the elimination of undesirable sulphur compounds that form during the fermentation process.   Described as having a “strong fruity” profile, Single Barbet Column expression is aged in American white oak barrels and uses high-quality sugar cane molasses.
José Rafael Ballesteros, CEO
     José Rafael Ballesteros, Diplomático’s CEO, said “The Diplomático brand name has become familiar to lovers of fine dark spirits, few are aware of the history of the company behind the brand, Destilerías Unidas S.A. (DUSA). DUSA’s distillery was originally created in 1959 by local rum producers and Seagram’s International, at that time the largest distiller of alcoholic beverages in the world.   We recognize that the rich distillation heritage left by Seagram’s is at the heart of Diplomático’s elaboration process today.”  “We are excited that the Distillery Collection gives rum lovers the chance to explore the history and distillation know-how of Diplomático, and what goes in to making our rums so special.”
Tito Cordero
     Due for official launch at this October’s Bar Convent Berlin, The Distillery Collection showcases Diplomático’s diverse distillation processes. Over the years, Diplomático has developed a unique style of merging different distillation methods to produce a wide range of complex distillates. The Distillery Collection highlights these distillation systems with two new expressions, a Single Batch Kettle rum and a Single Barbet Column rum.  A variety of distillates, with their distinctive aromas and taste profiles, characterizes Diplomático rums and allows the Maestros Roneros, Tito Cordero, to create one-of-a-kind blends. The Distillery Collection, on the other hand, offers rum aficionados the opportunity to discover these single distillates in their purest form, featuring each rum’s individual personality.  Given the unique sensorial profiles of these individual expressions, it is recommended to savor them neat.
 Both expressions are available at a suggested price of $81.00.