Diplomatico Collection Pot Still

Diplomatico Collection Pot Still bottle

70cl, 47% ABV

The third and final expression of the Distillery Collection Series, launched in 2017 to highlight Diplomatico’s distillation systems.

This rum was distilled in a Copper Pot Still that was brought to Diplomatico’s La Miel distillery in 1959 from Scotland. Aided by the use of sugar cane honeys and a prolonged fermentation process this pot still produces a very complex distillate. Aging occurs in small American white oak barrels, where the rum develops additional aromas of cacao and toffee. This rum is at the heart of Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva’s unique taste profile. The perfect gift for rum aficionados, to be enjoyed neat or on the rocks.

Diplomatico Collection Pot Still bottle

Tasting Notes

Nose

Rich, dark caramel to being, with lighter notes of toffee, banana and clove. The toffee builds, with signed edges balancing the rich, sweet mid-palate. Candied lemon peel develops with time in the glass.

Palate

Juicy blackcurrants with a touch of menthol and lashings of treacle. The burnt toffee from the nose creeps in around the edges with clove-tinged spice and roasted banana through the centre. Green twigs and leaves linger at the back.

Finish

A flash of grassiness before rich sugar and long-lingering woody spice.

Comment

A dark and complex rum that shows off the classic style of pot-still rum. The ageing has added depth but not masked the underlying spirit.