The visit to the DUSA Distillery today was very much over shadowed by the introduction of the very limited production (2000 Bottles) new rum for distribution only in Venezuela and Venezuela Duty Free shops. Diplomatico is premiering Diplomatico Single Vintage 1997 on 28 November, 2012.
This is a rum that will have a price point between the Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva and the Diplomatico Ambassador. This is an extremely fine premium rum that is aged in oak and finished in Sherry casks. It is a single vintage from 1997 rums that Tito Cordero has blended perfectly to be produce this very special rum. The real unfortunate part is that it will only be sold in Venezuela. The aroma is fresh with notes of wood and sweet fruitiness that yields some notes of the sherry. The flavor of is viscous rum is warm and long lasting and a dryness in the finish that is so satisfying.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Diplomatico Plant: Aging Bodegas and Hacienda
Under the DUSA program the barrel are used for approximately 6 cycles or about 24 or so years before they become firewood. The distillery has a complete cooperage to repair and assemble the barrels for resting the rum before blending and bottling of the rums.
This has been a really great day that ended with our hosts and a very fine dinner. Today is another day at the distillery and another visit with Tito Cordero on the subject of the blending and the distilling portions of the process.
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