‘Diplomático – The Heart of Rum’ continues to captivate discerning palates

Brand is renowned for 'elevating the art of rum crafting to perfection'

Nestled at the foothills of the Andes Mountains in Venezuela, the distillery where Diplomático rum is born enjoys an ideal location

Diplomático, renowned for its super-premium rums of unparalleled quality, continues to captivate discerning palates with its exceptional flavours. Crafted with passion and care with extensive expertise, Diplomático Rums proudly “stand as the pinnacle of craftsmanship”.

Nestled at the foothills of the majestic Andes Mountains in Venezuela, the distillery where Diplomático rum is born enjoys an ideal location. Its climate and access to premium raw materials make it the perfect environment for the creation of extraordinary rums. This strategic location also provides proximity to the region’s primary sugar cane processing facilities, ensuring the use of the finest ingredients.

Inspired by the ‘Mantuanos’, Venezuelan noblemen in the 19th century renowned for their discernment and diplomacy, Diplomático Rum was first created and launched in 1989. Today Diplomático’s award-winning rums are crafted by its Maestros Roneros, who use their expertise in combining modern and traditional distillation methods to produce exceptional rums for demanding palates. Every drop is infused with a rich and treasured heritage that comes from the heart and reaches out to yours.

For those seeking the pinnacle of rum craftsmanship, Diplomático is more than a choice; it’s an invitation to savour perfection. Lovers of super premium rums will enjoy tasting the Tradition Range – Reserva Exclusiva, Planas and Mantuano – the result of a unique rum-making tradition that includes versatile and characterful rum blends, to be sipped or mixed in elegant cocktails.

  • Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva: the brand’s signature classic, Reserva Exclusiva is a refined and elegant blend of exclusive rum reserves masterfully crafted. It boasts aromas of orange peel, toffee and liquorice, giving this refined rum a signature smooth taste. Marrying a unique body with excellent balance, this multi-award winning rum is a true reference for fine spirits lovers throughout the world. Perfect to enjoy neat or in sophisticated cocktails.
  • Diplomático Planas:is a unique white rum, aged and then carefully charcoal-filtered to get a clear colour while retaining depth of flavour. Named after an area close to the foot of the Andes Mountains, it draws its smooth and complex flavour from this privileged land. Planas is ideal for elevating classic rum cocktails, being a favourite among mixologists who want to elevate the complexity, quality, and flavour profile of their cocktails.
  • Diplomático Mantuano:Bursting with indulgent notes, this complex and versatile rum is perfect for mixing in flavourful long drinks or twists on classic cocktails. A complex and versatile blend of authentic rums, its refined taste is inspired by the “mantuanos”, Venezuelan nobleman in the 19th century renowned for their discernment and good taste. Mantuano is the ideal choice for rum-lovers who want to elevate their drinks in everyday occasions.

Diplomatico is widely available in on-trade venues and in the off-trade it can be found in SuperValu, Tesco and various independent or specialist off-licences nationwide:

Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva, RRP €50

Diplomático Planas, RRP €43

Diplomático Mantuano, RRP €40

Allow Diplomático’s Tradition range to inspire your cocktail of choice:


The Old Cuban cocktail was invented in early 2000. This  creation made with aged rum gained popularity across the drinking world because it’s a fine variation on the Mojito, switching out the soda for champagne and the white rum for a dark aged rum. It’s simply delicious!


  • 50 ml Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva
  • 25 ml lime juice
  • 20 ml sugar syrup
  • 5 mint leaves
  • 2 drops of bitters
  • Top up with champagne, cava or Prosecco


Muddle mint leaves using a muddler. Add lime juice, simple syrup, bitters and Reserva Exclusiva rum to shaker and fill with ice. Shake vigorously until well chilled. Strain into a chilled coupe glass. Top with champagne, cava or Prosecco. Garnish with a mint sprig.


The king of simplicity, the Daiquiri is one of the best examples of sweet and sour. But with this drink balance is key. We feel our ratio works best at retaining Planas’ complex flavors of coconut, white chocolate and green banana as well as making a delicious, fresh, classic Daiquiri.


  • 50 ml Planas
  • 20 ml Lime juice
  • 15 ml sugar syrup


Add all ingredients to a shaker, fill with ice, shake and strain. Serve in a coupe glass.


The Moscow mule is originally prepared with vodka. It was one of the favourites in the world in the 1950s because of its smooth yet strong character. We suggest a twist with Diplomático Mantuano, that brings a diverse, smooth and enjoyable balance.


  • 50 ml Mantuano
  • 100 ml ginger beer
  • 10 ml lime juice


Serve all ingredients in the highball glass, stir with a bar spoon,  top off with ice and garnish with a mint leaf and lime. Serve in a Highball glass.

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