The first release in Diplomático’s Distillery Collection series, which was launched in 2017.
The series shines a light on the different styles of spirit that are blended together to create the distillery’s standard edition rums.
For this bottling, they’ve used spirit entirely distilled in a Batch Kettle still. A Batch Kettle is a little like a Lomond still, in that it includes elements of both Pot and Column stills. The Batch Kettle still has a column attached rather than a traditional swan neck. This means that different styles of spirit can be produced from the one still. In 1959, Diplomático’s still was imported to the distillery from Canada, where it had been used to make whisky. An image of the still features on the label.
The rum has been produced from “sugar cane honeys” and aged in a combination of former Bourbon and malt whisky American oak casks, for six years.
The bottling delivers notes of raw brown sugar, mocha, vanilla, citrus zest, lemon sponge, tobacco, apple, drying oak, a little crunchy malt, a touch of charred oak, pepper, cinnamon and all spice.
The rum is bottled at 47% ABV, and (unlike Diplomático’s standard releases) without added sugar.
An impressive, and interesting bottling. Just 5,000 bottles were produced.