At its location at the foot of The Andes in the Terepaima National Park, the distillery has been producing top-quality spirits for over 50 years and has achieved cult status with rum connoisseurs across the globe. The distillery was designed for versatility, with three pot stills and four column stills distilling different styles of spirit from top-grade molasses and sugar cane honeys. The distillery boasts having been awarded the ISO 14001 for sustainability. Destilerias Unidas does all it can to ensure the facility has as little impact on its beautiful environment as possible.
The skill of the master distiller and the craft of the master blender work in perfect harmony to create the Diplomatico range. This includes expressions differing in character, suggested drinking style and price, but all with the underlying hallmark of a rum of the highest calibre.
Overseeing the whole operation is the erudite, Tito Cordero, who has worked at DUSA since 1988. Tito is one of rum’s most celebrated master blenders and his accolades include Master Blender Of The Year at the 2011 and 2013 Golden Barrel Awards. Tito is currently also president of The Ron de Venezuela DOC Regulatory Council.
Produced exclusively from the best quality sugar cane honeys and distilled in vintage copper pot stills in 2005, this complex rum is then aged in Bourbon and Single Malt Whisky casks for twelve years. After the ageing process the Maestros Roneros carefully blend the rums to obtain the structure, body, personality, flavours and aromas that perfectly highlight the characteristics of this vintage. Finally, the rum spends a year in ex-Oloroso Sherry casks to provide the perfect finish.
Nose: Rich and fruity on the nose, with a background of freshly roasted coffee. Fruity dark chocolate builds, with ripe berry fruit following. Sweet vanilla and toffee notes develop.
Palate: The richness continues into the palate, with a soft and rounded texture. The fruit from the nose carries on, with the chocolate now melted and sweet. Gentle bitter char is balanced by sweet dried fruit.
Finish: Oaky spice fades to reveal berry fruit and raisins.