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Diplomatico rum
Ojaitimo
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Joined: Aug 04, 2006
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Posted: 2008-05-07 3:00 pm   Permalink

I tried Diplomatico rum at the Wine Warehouse event on Monday. David Stare of Dry Creek Vineyards loves rum and has a large collection like Martin at Forbidden Island. You two must know each other right?
I fell in love with this 12 y/0 Venezuelan rum and he also handles some others like Ron Barcelo which was excellent,

I mentioned the Rat Pack tribute we are having this weekend at Tiki Caliente where we plan to sip fine rum and smoke cigars.
I wanted to buy a bottle to take but they gave a bottle for this Rat Pack tribute. If you are there at Tiki Caliente, help us toast the Rat Pack at midnight Saturday.
Thanks again Dry Creek Vineyard!










 
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I dream of tiki
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Joined: Jan 12, 2004
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From: Pittsburgh, PA
Posted: 2008-05-09 10:09 pm   Permalink

Diplomatico is such a fine sipping rum that just doesn't get enough press.
Kern from the Mai Kai says its like ice cream.

So smooth & complex. A great high end rum for a medium price.


 
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princessP
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Joined: Jul 17, 2004
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From: alameda, ca
Posted: 2008-05-10 12:05 pm   Permalink


The Diplomatico is sure yummy tasting !!

I just tried th Ron Barcelo a few weeks ago, it was also pretty tasty.


 
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Scottes
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From: A Little North Of Boston
Posted: 2008-05-10 8:48 pm   Permalink

Yep, the Diplomatico is quite nice, and at a very nice price.

I didn't really care for the Ron Barcelo, though.


 
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tikibars
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From: Aku Hall, Chicago
Posted: 2008-05-10 11:04 pm   Permalink

Liz, Kern got me into this Diplomatico rum too!

He gave me a sip of it last year at Hukilau and it was veeeery nice!



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sirginn
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From: Sunset Cliffs , CA
Posted: 2009-02-23 10:13 am   Permalink

I agree,

My brother got me a bottle for the holidays, and it disappeared fast,I served it to many non-rum drinkers, who could not beleive they were sipping rum.

I have ordered several bottles since, and this has become my favorite sipping rum, and fortunately at $28 a bottle, it is affordable.


 
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swizzle
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Joined: Jun 03, 2007
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From: Melbourne,Australia
Posted: 2009-02-23 1:16 pm   Permalink

I think Diplimatico is the nicest sipping rum around. Ron Zacapa 23y.o.is good, but this is even better. Goes down far too easy.

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croe67
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From: Land of Cheese & Beer
Posted: 2009-03-31 2:50 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-02-23 13:16, swizzle wrote:
I think Diplimatico is the nicest sipping rum around.Ron Zacapa 23y.o.is good,but this is even better.Goes down far too easy.



Completely agree with this. Ron Zapaca 23 had been my favorite.
After being introduced to Diplimatico last week by a bartender at Mahiki, I am a total convert. Brought a bottle back home with me, now just have to find it near home....


 
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Rum Connection
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Posted: 2009-04-02 11:29 am   Permalink

They are also making a VERY nice white rum. Give it a try.

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Murph
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Joined: Jul 11, 2006
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From: SoCal
Posted: 2009-04-07 10:21 am   Permalink

Here's another plug for the Diplomatico.
I hosted a rum tasting this past weekend and
after seeing this post went out and got a bottle for the event.
The Diplomatico was one of the favorites out of the 13 rums tasted.

Thanks for the heads up!

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tikibars
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Joined: Apr 11, 2002
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From: Aku Hall, Chicago
Posted: 2009-04-07 1:09 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-03-31 14:50, croe67 wrote:
Completely agree with this. Ron Zapaca 23 had been my favorite.
After being introduced to Diplimatico last week by a bartender at Mahiki, I am a total convert. Brought a bottle back home with me, now just have to find it near home....



Good luck, Caroline, I have had no success finding Diplomatico in any of the midwestern states.

BTW, I was out drinking with the U.S. rep for Zacapa last week, and I uncovered some interesting dirt.

1.
The 'new' Zacapa 23 is the same as the 'old' after all.
2.
The $15/bottle(-ish) price increase is simply to lure in the 'fine whiskey and cigars' crowd, who (it is theorized) will take rum more seriously if it is more expensive.

This is so lame, but this is how the brand is being repositioned in the market. Seems to me that most of the rummies around here already saw Zacapa as a fairly high-end brand, but apparently it isn't high-end *enough* for some people.

Try a Zacapa Manhattan - I was surprised (but should I have been) at how good it can be.




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swizzle
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From: Melbourne,Australia
Posted: 2009-04-07 11:51 pm   Permalink

The place where i first tried the Diplimatico also have the Anejo and the Reserve that they make.Both of them are pretty good,but trying them after the Diplimatico you just cant go back.

They also managed to get me a bottle of Doorly's XO which is very nice.It's gets a second ageing in ex-sherry barrels.


 
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Hakalugi
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From: Redondo Beach, CA
Posted: 2009-04-12 11:51 pm   Permalink

Well I've had the Ron Zacapa 23 and Zaya. Both very similar with the Zaya being a tad sweeter. I picked up the Diplomatico and I like it. However, when the Diplomatico is drunk from a glass, there is a slight sulfur background that wisps by for a split second. Yeah yeah I know, Maybe I'm just smelling my upper lip! but I don't notice a similar smell with a glass of Ron Z or Zaya. However, when I drink the Diplomatico straight from the bottle, the smelly overtones are completly bypassed yeilding to a very very nice rum. Definitely superior to the Ron Z and the Zaya. They just need to fix the strange sulfur weirdness. In the meantime I'll stick to drinking it straight from the bottle. No problem there, except for the embedded pour spout which is easily removed.

 
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bigtikidude
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From: Anaheim,Ca.
Posted: 2009-04-13 12:24 am   Permalink

do you wrap the bottl ein a brown paper bag,
and wander around downtown, while drinking it?

I thought maybe I saw you yesterday on the way to the Tonga hut.


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Hakalugi
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From: Redondo Beach, CA
Posted: 2009-04-13 12:39 am   Permalink

It wasn't me, I only made it as far north as the Hermosa pier. And my bottle bags for travelling are bright "look at me" orange, cops love this stuff, they chuckle and it makes their day. I'm sure you wouldn't miss me. Do keep an eye out. It is true that drinking straight from the bottle cuts off the olfactory senses from weighing in on the taste. Usually the olfactory rounds out and can improve the flavor of what you're tasting. In the cases of the Diplomatico, removing the olfactory element improves it in a very positive way. Try it. Yes, straight from the bottle for this one.

 
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