We've loved having the Diplomatico rum team from Venezuela visit us in years past and so we're excited to announce that we'll be keeping the theme running in a virtual format this year in an upcoming tasting with the distillery's Master Blender Nelson Hernandez and Marketing Manager Alfonso Castillo.
Venezuela's Diplomatico is one of the world's highest regarded run distilleries. Their mixture of pot and column distillations are consistently named in the world's best rums which are readily available. It's exactly that mix we'll be talking - and sampling - through with Nelson as we explore the Distillery Collection releases #1, #2 and the new-to-Australia #3.
The Distillery Collection is a special edition showcasing Diplomático’s alternative distillation processes. Featuring each rum’s personality, the Distillery Collection presents the three individual expressions that make up the signature of Diplomático Rum: A Single Batch Kettle Rum, A Single Barbet Column Rum, and a Single Copper Pot Still Rum.”
Each showcase the distillery's thick, sweet rum in different lights thanks to the different still treatments. They are a rare insight into how stills shape the flavour in your rum before maturation and how obvious the differences are when the mystery is stripped away.
The tasting will also include 30ml samples of their premium Ambassador rum (back in Australia very soon!) and the classic Reserva Exclusiva.
Spots are limited.
What We’ll Be Tasting
Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva 40%
Diplomatico Distillery Collection #1 (Batch Kettle Still) 47%
Diplomatico Distillery Collection #2 (Barbet Column Still) 47%
Diplomatico Distillery Collection #3 (Pot Still) 47%
Diplomatico Ambassador 47%
30ml samples of each to be supplied
How The Tasting Will Work
Packs will be sold for $75, $65 for Oak Barrel members, including delivery from today.
We’ll be sending out those packs from Monday 21 September, to ensure that we can get them everywhere they need to be.
Then on Wednesday 7 October at 8pm AEST we’ll go live with the Diplomatico Master Distiller Nelson Hernandez, Brand Ambassador Sai Hamsala and The Oak Barrel’s Scott Fitzsimons to talk through rum and Diplomatico.
That will be live streamed through The Oak Barrel’s Facebook page as we field your comments and questions from around Australia.
The bottles are 30ml and we recommend 15ml pours for the tasting event, so you’ll have plenty of rum left over after the night.
The live stream video will be posted after the live event concludes - so you can do the tasting at your leisure.
WHAT: Diplomatico Rum Virtual Tasting With Master Blender Nelson Hernandez
WHERE: Your house
WHEN: Wednesday 7 October, 8pm (AEST, Sydney time)
PRICE: $75 for members and $65 guests (includes free pick-up or shipping)