Diplomático launches its Single Vintage 2000 Rum in the UK this week. The Single Vintage 2000 is a limited edition created by master blender Tito Cordero from a selection of reserves, laid down to age at Destilerias Unidas in the year 2000.
During that year a number of factors contributed to rare climatic conditions for sugar cane growth. Firstly there were particularly high temperatures during the day and much cooler nights than expected. This was followed by high humidity and lower than average rainfall, after an extremely wet year in 1999. These contrasting weather conditions played an integral part in creating one of the best sugar cane harvests in Venezuelan history.
Tito Cordero comments: "It´s a truly unique limited edition, a vintage that we are really proud of at Ron Diplomático, having let a specific harvest shine naturally and develop its own personality." Ancient copper pot stills and a kettle batch system combine to give this single vintage an exceptional character, ageing in bourbon and single malt whisky casks before being rested in Spanish sherry wood.
The rum will be released in October at various European drinks shows, including the Moscow Bar Show and Berlin Bar Convention, as well as private launches in Brussels, Amsterdam and Prague. In the UK the Single Vintage 2000 was launched to the wider drinks industry at Rumfest in London.
The Diplomático Single Vintage 2000 has an RRP of £80 and will be available to trade customers at £57 from the end of October.
17 October 2013 - Felicity Murray The Drinks Report, editor
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