Monday, January 30, 2017
Diplomático unveiling 2 aged rums in U.S. markets
The two newcomers are part of Diplomático's new Tradition Range, which includes the brand’s flagship Reserva Exclusiva bottling, a sipping rum aged in small oak casks for up to 12 years.
Planas, bottled at 47% abv (94 proof), is a blended white rum distilled in pot stills. It is named after the Planas Valley, where the Diplomático distillery is located. Mantuana, bottled at 40% abv (80 proof), translates as "local man." It is inspired by Don Juancho Nieto Meléndez, the 19th Century character that inspired the creation of Diplomático. It is a blended rum aged in white oak casks that previously held Bourbon and malt whiskey. It is a combination of column, batch kettle and pot still distillates created from sugar cane molasses and honey.
They will begin showing up in various U.S. markets in mid-February. Mantuano will carry a suggested retail price of $24, and Planas $29.
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Posted by William M. Dowd at 6:19 PM