About Rum and Cane Spirits from Venezuela

About Rum  and  Cane Spirits from Venezuela
Rum is a critically important spirit in Venezuela, so much so that under law, Venezuelan rum must be aged a minimum of two years. As with most other South American countries, there are various types of rum from Venezuela, while (blanco) as well as gold along with some that are aged for five years or more. While some are meant for cocktails or as an ingredient in a punch, many are very high quality sipping rums.

Top Picks for Venezuela

Rum and Cane Spirits

Ron Diplomatico Planas Rum
93 points
$29
Pale slivery straw color. Aromas of coconut confection, sweet corn, banana cream, vanilla taffy, and citrusy tonic water with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, medium-long saline, lime blossom, and allspice finish. A tidy rum well-suited to Cuba Libres.
Diplomatico Ultra Premium Blanco Rum
93 points
$29.99
Clear. Aromas of baked bananas and coconuts and mocha fudge with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a whipped cream, delicate spice, dried fruit, and praline accented finish. A fantastically smooth and flavorful white rum for all occasions.
93 points $29.99
Ron Diplomatico Mantuano Rum
90 points
$24
Pale dark amber color. Attractive aromas of caramelized banana and pineapple, plantain matcha soufflé, circus peanut and rice pudding, and ’corrected’ coffee with grappa with a soft, medium-full body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long coffee gelato, polished wood and leather shoes, fig nut bread, and wrapped pencils finish. A light, dry aged rum that will add dimension to cocktails.
Diplomatico Añejo Rum
90 points
$19.99
Best Buy
Brassy amber color. Aromas and flavors of caramel-vanilla fudge, chocolate fig, and mocha latte with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a long, smooth, warming brown spices and nuts finish. A very well made and stylish dark rum.
90 points $19.99 Best Buy
Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva Rum
89 points
$39.99
Deep copper color. Aromas of toffee, candied cherries and raspberries, and root beer with a silky, fruity medium-to-full body and a coffee gelato, browns spices, and cola nut finish. A fruity, sexy aged rum for sipping or cocktails.
89 points $39.99
Ron Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva Rum
88 points
$40
Clear dark amber color. Aromas and flavors of mango papaya chutney, cashew nougat, mocha chai milkshake, and pimento with a silky, bright, fruity medium body and a smooth, amusing, medium-length banana coconut custard, candied spiced nuts, sassafras float, and conditioned wood finish. A decadently fruity and attractive aged rum that will be very versatile.