Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva is an absolute sure bet in the rum world--especially for lovers of alluring, sultry and rich opulent rum. It is crafted in Venezuela by Destilerias Unidas and when you taste this rum you will know why they are consistently awarded for producing such wonderful rums. Aromas begin on the sweeter side with fruit cake, honey, raisins, chocolate, bran muffins, toffee and caramel, then evolves to baked plantains with dried ginger, grilled pineapple, cinnamon, orange zest, coffee, clove and toasty wood. The palate shows sweet and simple examples of the sumptuous aromas; with attention you can separate the caudated aromas as flavors, but the pleasantness is so much easier to just enjoy. The finish carries on the honeyed sweetness, coffee, toffee and caramel, maintaining the stewed dried fruit, nuts and spice from the palate; the finish is also warmer than the nose and mouthfeel imply, but pleasantly so-- providing a luxuriously vivid counter balance to the over all well-fixed lavishness of this rum. Try this neat, with a splash of cool water or even an ice cube.