Diplomático Rum Prices and Buyer’s Guide

There are good bottles of Diplomático rum, and then there are stellar bottles of Diplomático alcohol.

This guide will help give you an overview of what Diplomático has to offer. 

Which bottles cost what? Which bottles are best? Most loved? Most Rare? Most Expensive?

And more.

Later, you’ll find we’ve summarized a short history of the prestigious brand for you so that in 5 minutes, you can pretend to be an expert. 😉

Note: the prices are in US Dollars, and for the US market, if you are outside of the US the prices may vary, we will, however, include links to the best place to buy your ideal bottle of Diplomático in your country.

How much is a bottle of Diplomático?

Let’s start by answering the most basic question simply:

The most commonly bought bottle of Diplomático is the Diplomático Mantuano 750ml and costs $27.00. 

What is the most expensive bottle of Diplomático?

The expensive bottle of Diplomático rum is the Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva that, costs $39.00 for a bottle of 750ml.

Now that you have the simplest answer to the simple questions, below you’ll find the prices and sizes of the entire range of Diplomático rum, their sizes, prices, and later on a buyer’s guide.


Diplomático Rum Standard Bottles and Prices

Followings are the list of Diplomático Rum’s standard bottles and prices. 

NumbersNamesPrice (750ml)
1Diplomático Mantuano$27.00
2Diplomático Planas$31.00
3Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva$39.00

Diplomático Mantuano

Diplomático Mantuano is a premium-blended rum made from a blend of rums aged for up to 8 years. The rum itself has a complex and varied feel to it. This complexity makes it quite flexible in its usage. It is ideal for mixing into various cocktails, and its complex flavor makes it a good choice to be sipped neat as well. The rum has notes of dried plums, oak, and spices on the aroma as it is opened. The complex yet balanced flavor has hints of vanilla, wood, and dried fruits. The retail price for this bottle is $27.00 for the size of 750ml

Diplomático Rum Limited Edition Bottles and Prices

Let us now check out the Diplomático’s limited edition bottles and their retail prices:

Diplomático Ambassador

Exquisite rum from the distillery’s collections; this rum is made from the best of their rum reserves. The rums are first aged in casks of white oak for a minimum of 12 years until they reach optimum maturity. The rums are then aged for an additional two years in casks of Pedro Ximénez sherry. This process gives the rum a complex sensory profile. The aromas are reminiscent of dried fruits, cigar boxes, and port wine. The complex flavor features nutmeg, toasted oak, and cinnamon. It is best enjoyed neat. The retail price for this bottle is $272.00 for the size of 750ml.

Diplomático Single Vintage

This rum features in the prestige range of Diplomático and is premium rum from their collection. The rum is made from a careful selection of exceptionally evolved rum reserves. The rum is first aged for 12 years in casks of bourbon and malt whiskey and then placed in Oloroso sherry barrels, which provides an amazing finish to the rum. The aroma is rich and layered with spices, vanilla, and almonds. The taste is silky and flavorsome and includes tastes of oak, caramel, and tobacco. The retail price for this bottle is $130 for the size of 750ml.   

Diplomático Nº1 Batch Kettle

Diplomático’s La Miel distillery got its very own batch kettle in 1959 at its founding. This discontinuous distillation system is primarily used to distill and create whiskey and is originally from Canada. This particular rum is primarily made from sugar cane honey and is then aged for six years in barrels of American white oak, which have been previously used to age whiskey and bourbon. The aromas are sweet and fruity, with the palate containing wood tannins complemented by toasted caramel and ripe fruits. The finish is rich and smooth, ending in a soft and sweet aftertaste. The retail price for this bottle is $81.00 for the size of 750ml.

Diplomático Nº2 Barbet Rum

The barbet column still for Diplomático’s La Miel distillery was brought in 1959. This particular continuous distillation system hails from France. The rum is produced using sugar cane molasses and is aged for four years in ex-whiskey and bourbon barrels of American white oak. The bouquet of the rum is distinctive and well-balanced. The aromas contain tropical fruit and notes of toasted oak. The palate has wood and fresh citrus flavors and is slightly dry, with a pleasant and long-lasting finish. The retail price for this bottle is $81.00 for the size of 750ml.

Diplomático Nº3 Pot Still

The rum was created using copper pot stills brought to the distillery in 1959. This particular discontinuous distillation system was originally used in Scotland to create their signature whiskeys. The rum is produced with the finest sugar cane honey. It is then aged in American white oak barrels until optimum maturity. The rum has a complex and delicious sensory profile. The rum combines tropical fruit aromas with toffee and vanilla. The palate has rich oak notes with dried fruits and dark chocolate. The retail price for this bottle is $80.00 for the size of 750ml.

Diplomático Rum Price and Notes

Here are the lists of Diplomático rum’s prices and notes.

Diplomático Planas

The rum is aged up to 6 years and is named for the distillery’s location. The flavor is smooth and complex with a fresh, tropical aroma, giving it a fruity and creamy finish. 

  • Sizes: 750 ml
  • Price: $31.00

Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva

This is multi-award-winning rum created using a blend of exclusive rums aged or about 12 years. This popular blend marries a unique body with amazing balance and is a favorite for connoisseurs and fine spirits lovers worldwide. 

  • Sizes: 750 ml
  • Price: $39.00

About Diplomático

Diplomático is premium rum made in Venezuela. As a very popular brand of rum and one, which has won several awards, the combination of modern and traditional distillation methods makes the drink exceptional. Their rums are made from sugar cane molasses and sugar cane honey. The molasses are used to make light rums, while the honey is used for more complex rums. The superb quality of their rum comes from the control they have over the entire distillation process. 

The history behind Diplomático Rum

The distillery was established in 1959 at the foot of the Andes Mountains in Venezuela. LicoreríasUnidas S.A (LUSA) was the distillery owner via Seagrams International, which owned the company for several decades. In 2002 the company was sold to a group of entrepreneurs based in Venezuela and became 100% privately owned. The company now goes by the name of DestileríasUnidas S. A. (DUSA).

What makes Diplomático unique?

The rums are distilled from fresh sugar cane molasses and sugar cane honey, which provide unique presentations to the rums. The distillery itself has three different distillation processes that make for unique and delicious rum variants when blended together. The company also has its own strain of yeast used to ferment the ingredients and give it a unique feel. 

The rums from Diplomático have won several awards for their quality and taste and have become a popular brand for connoisseurs worldwide. The variants of their rums are both complexes as well as light, depending on the blending carried out. The company has always tried to capture the best balance and roundness of flavors and aromas in all of its rum variants. 

How best to drink Diplomático Rum?

Here are the following ways you can enjoy all the Diplomático Rums.

Shots: Diplomático Rum is so rich and flavorsome that you can consume it directly as shots.

Diplomático Soda: For those who are not used to the richness of rums in general, it is highly advisable to try any of Diplomático’s rum with soda. The fizziness of the carbonated water tones down the richness by making it an amazing drink to experience.

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