Diplomatico Planas, a fantastic example of what can be achieved by thinking differently, this is not your average white rum.
Due to Venezuelan law, rum cannot be bottled until it is as least two years old. However, in this case some of the rums are aged up to six years in ex-bourbon barrels. The blend is then charcoal filtered up to six times, removing all colour and creating a very refined, texturally-rich white rum, perfect for serving on the rocks as well as, of course, in your classic Mojitos and Daiquiris.
Nose - Sweet initially, with marshmallows and barley sugar picking up pleasantly sour citrus notes as the rum sits in the glass. Buttery notes and a hint of mint develop over time.
Palate - The barley sugar from the nose leads on the palate, closely followed by candied citrus zest and sherbert lemons. Rich toffee notes come in behind that, contrasting with peppermint creams and grassy spice.
Finish - Short and sweet, with a burst of fluffy marshmallow quickly fading to soft spice and a hint of clove.