The Collection No. 1 release from Venezuela's Diplomatico distillery, this showcases rum distilled exclusively through their Kettle still.
Rums from around the world after often blends or vattings of multiple distillation types, but there is a growing and exciting trend to highlight individual styles. This is evident in Diplomatico's Distillery Collection series, which is released in small batches of 5,000 bottles or so.
Diplomatico installed a Kettle still into their La Miel distillery in 1959. A semi-continuous combination of pot and column stills, the still type was adapted from Canada who used it for their whisky production. It is entirely copper.
Distilled from sugar cane honeys, this release has been matured in American white/virgin oak.
The Kettle still results in a medium-bodied rum, with sweet fruits, vanillas, toasty caramels and tannins.
- Traditional Rum