Diplomático rums are made from sugar cane molasses and sugar cane honeys; molasses is used to produce light rums and the sugar cane honeys for more complex rums. The distillery sources molasses with a high concentration of sugar, but with a low ash content and low viscosity. DUSA cultivates and maintains its own yeast strain, which is used to convert the sugar into alcohol. Light rums made from molasses require a short fermentation, around a day. Intermediate and complex rums that are made from sugar cane honey, however, will take two days to ferment.
Ron Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva Rum Tasting Notes
Nose: Complex and characterful, with notes of maple syrup, orange peel, brown sugar and liquorice.
Palate: Sweet toffee fudge and a seductive and elegant finish.
Finish: Enjoy it neat or on the rocks. It can also be used in elegant and sophisticated cocktails such as Old Fashioned and Sazerac.
Diplomático rums are distilled using a rich variety of methods, including various continuous column stills for light rums, batch kettle for intermediate rums, and pot stills for more complex rums. The alcohol obtained from the fermentation process is heated, employing the methods mentioned above, to separate its components. The vaporised alcohol is then condensed to form the raw spirit. This process enables the purification of alcohol and is key in defining the character and profile of each Diplomático rum.