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Produced in Venezuela, which has a rich rum history dating to 1896, the Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva distillery is located on the northern slopes of the Andes mountains. Sugar cane has been cultivated in Venezuela perhaps as early as the 16th century.
The distillery was first established in Venezuela in 1959, owned largely by Seagram’s and producing spirits primarily for the local market.
In the late 1950s, the main companies involved in the production and distribution of alcoholic spirits in Venezuela were grouped into one organization called Licorerias Unitas S.A. (LUSA) by the initiative of Seagrams who owned 51 % of the new entity until 1992.
After a series of mergers and acquisitions involving Seagrams, Diageo, and Pernod Richard, a decision was made to divest in facilities and to instead concentrate on brand commercialization.
The result was a group of local investors who purchased the manufacturing assets of Licorerias Unitas S.A. and formed Distilleries Unitas S.A. (DUSA) on August 22, 2002.
Now it is one of the largest rum producers in the country and shipping to more than 60 countries as Ron de Venezuela.
As well as making the globally popular Diplomático brand, the facility also makes Gin, Vodka, Whiskey, Brandy and various Liqueurs.
Diplomático rum uses both sugar cane molasses and sugar cane honey, with molasses providing lighter notes and honey providing more complexity. ・・・
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