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Rum Review: Diplomatico Rum Blanco (Venezuela)

Written by Tatu Kaarlas   
Thursday, 22 October 2009 21:22

Diplomático Rum BlancoDiplomático Rum Blanco is the latest addition to the Diplomático rum range, first introduced at the UK RumFest in 2008. It is a white rum, distilled 4 times in copper pot stills and aged for 6 years in white oak barrels before going through a five time carbon filtration to remove any trace of colour from the spirit.

Diplomático Rum Blanco comes in a simple yet refined, tall, thick bottomed bottle with pumpkin coloured labelling and text that advertise the rum as ”Ultra Premium Imported Rum" and "Ultra smooth and Slow Aged Rare Rums of the Caribbean."

The synthetic cork is protected by a copper coloured metal seal and in the centre of the bottle can be found a familiar stamp, seen on all Diplomático bottles, depicting Juancho Nieto Melendez.



There is not much to say about the appearance of the rum, except that it has the perfect clarity of water and semi bold legs that ooze down the sides of the glass.



First aroma is a very delicate note of ripe banana shortly after followed by a bourbon aroma that is just as delicate. Usually associated with a bourbon aroma, it appears, there is also a vanilla aroma. There is very little else going on in the nose, it seems but it is however, an extremely smooth nose with only a trace of alcohol.



Sweet and slightly fruity with fig that rolls off the tongue just before the minor spiciness of the rum kicks in tingling the tongue. The flavours are smooth and very clean.



Minor citrus and fig notes with vanilla lingering in the palate towards the end. The finish is clean, short and does not deliver much of a burn when swallowed.


Diplomático Rum Blanco as an Ingredient

I did make a few other cocktails in addition to the Mahjong cocktail but never got around to photographing them but expect some more recipes and pictures of cocktails in this review in the near future.




Below is the recipe to one of the cocktails I made with this rum.

The original recipe called for 2 cl of Gin and 0,5 of white rum but I swapped that around as I found it worked better for this cocktail.


I also doubled all the ingredients as I felt the original amount was not enough to fully satisfy ones thirst.


2 cl of Diplmático Rum Blanco
0,5 cl of Gin
0,5 cl of Cointreau
Orange peel spiral

1. Stir all the ingredients, with ice, in a mixing glass and strain into a small, chilled cocktail glass.
2. Garnish with an orange peel spiral.




Diplomático Rum Blanco

Final thoughts

Delicate and extremely well balanced appears to be the keyword in every aspect when considering Diplomático Rum Blanco but on its own I have to say it does not deliver much of a flavour experience, though it is an excellent cocktail ingredient!

Country: Venezuela

Aged: 6 years


Other Refined Vices rum reviews:

Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva Ron Antiguo

Also read Matthew Robold's review of Diplomatico Blanco.

Have you tried this rum? What did you think?


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