Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Two New Premium Expressions from Diplomatico Join Flagship Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva

    Venezuelan rum producer DUSA maker of the Diplomático brand is launching two new premium expressions. Mantuano and Planas which are aged for up to eight years and up to six years respectively.   These expressions will be joining Diplomático’s “Tradition Range”, including the brand’s flagship Reserva Exclusiva,  a sipping rum aged in small oak casks for up to 12 years.
Diplomatico Planas
     Planas, bottled at 47% abv is a blended white rum distilled in pot stills creating a rare high quality sipping white rum profile.   The named comes from the Planas Valley, Venezuela where the Diplomático distillery is located.
Diplomatico Mantuano
     Mantuana, bottled at 40% abv the names translates to local man and inspired by Don Juancho Nieto Meléndez, the 19th century character that was the inspiration for the creation of Diplomático.   This is a  blended rum aged in white oak casks that previously rested Bourbon and malt whiskey.  The expression blends column still, batch kettle and pot still distillates that were created from the fermentation of sugar cane molasses and honey.

Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva
     Mantuano and Planas both have similar bottle designs to Reserva Exclusiva, featuring the image of Don Juancho Nieto Meléndez on their labels.   “We are very excited to release the new Diplomático Tradition Range, which reflects the brand’s premium positioning and incomparable taste profile,” said José Rafael Ballesteros Meléndez, CEO Diplomático Rum. “It is very important for us to continue to innovate and to contribute to the premiumisation of the rum category.”