Diplomático launches Distillery Collection
Venezuelan rum brand Diplomático is set to release two expressions in a new limited-edition range, designed to showcase Diplomático’s “diverse” distillation processes.
The range, which launches with Single Batch Kettle and Single Barbet Column rums, is a result of Diplomático’s unique style of merging different distillation methods to produce a wide range of complex distillates.
Single Batch Kettle was made with a batch kettle still that was brought to the distillery in 1959. The batch distillation method was originally employed in Canada for the production of American whiskey. The “complex” and medium-bodied expression is made from sugar cane honeys, and is aged in American white oak barrels.
The Barbet Column distillation system, originally created in France was also brought to the distillery in 1959. The Barbet column is made of 100% copper, a type of metal that enables the elimination of undesirable sulphur compounds, which form in the fermentation process. Described as having a “strong fruity” profile, Single Barbet Column is aged in American white oak barrels and uses high-quality sugar cane molasses.
“While the Diplomático brand name has become familiar to lovers of fine dark spirits, few are aware of the history of the company behind the brand, Destilerías Unidas S.A. (DUSA). DUSA’s distillery was originally created in 1959 by local rum producers and Seagram’s International, at that time the largest distiller of alcoholic beverages in the world. We recognise that the rich distillation heritage left by Seagram’s is at the heart of Diplomático’s elaboration process today,” said José Rafael Ballesteros, Diplomático’s CEO.
“We are excited that the Distillery Collection gives rum lovers the chance to explore the history and distillation know-how of Diplomático, and what goes in to making our rums so special.”
Single Batch Kettle and Single Barbet Column will officially launch at Bar Covent Berlin next month. Both expressions are available at an RRP of €69.