The history of Diplomático began in Venezuela in 1959, with the establishment of the distillery where all of its rums are produced.
At that time Licorerías Unidas S.A (LUSA) owned the distillery and the main shareholder was Seagram's International. In 2002 LUSA was put up for sale, including assets such as the distillery and a premium rum brand called Diplomático. Local investors decided to take their chance and made an offer to acquire it. That same year LUSA became 100% Venezuelan and privately owned, and adopted its current name: Destilerías Unidas S. A. (DUSA). The company is one of the largest rum producers in Venezuela. Botucal is the alternative brand name used for Diplomático rums in countries where the brand was already registered. The name Botucal comes from the local indigenous word "Botuka" which means "Green Hill", as a reference to the hill located in front of the distillery that is part of the Terepaima National Park. Diplomático rums are made from sugar cane molasses and sugar cane honeys; molasses is used to produce light rums and the sugar cane honeys for more complex rums. Rums are distilled using a rich variety of methods. This rum is disstilled in cooper pot still and aged up to 12 years in small oak cask. The rums are placed back into the barrel for an optimum finish after the blending process. Amber colour and sweet toffee fudge and a seductive and elegant finish.
Aroma: complex and characterful, with notes of maple syrup, orange peel, brown sugar and Liquorice,