Venezuelan rum Diplomático is releasing a new super-premium expression called Selección de Familia, distributed in the UK by Speciality Brands.
Primarily distilled in copper pot stills, combined with batch kettle and column distillation, Selección de Familia is made from molasses and sugar cane honeys, which are then aged for up to 12 years in American white oak, ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks.
Bottled at 43% ABV, the dark rum is “spicy” and “rich”, with a “robust and elegant body”, unleashing “intense aromas of vanilla toffee, red fruits and oak”.
José Rafael Ballesteros Melendez, Rum Diplomático CEO, said: “A passion for artisanal rum-making traditions flows through our family’s veins.
“We have used our skills and knowledge to create a distinguished rum that evokes this unique character and this is why we have called it Diplomático Selección de Familia.”