Cheers to Wednesdays! Diplomatico Rum And A Signature Cigar!By Maureen Martin | November 4, 2020 | Food Fashion Style
The flavor of rum always brings me back to my childhood. I recall the taste of rum in rum raisin ice cream and its caramel-like flavor enhanced by creamy vanilla ice cream. My grown-up palate still delights in the warmth and slight sweetness of a rich rum. Diplomático’s Reserva Exclusiva is pure escapism. Tropical, dark, and smooth, I welcome the opportunity to try a pairing of rum and cigar. My cigar of choice had to be Diplomático By Mombacho Cigars S.A., the first-ever cigar blend made to be paired with not just any spirit, but exclusively with Diplomático Rum.
Claudio Sgroi, Mombacho’s master blender, researched and carefully studied the flavors and characteristics of Diplomatico’s Rum. The rum’s flagship expression, the Reserva Exclusiva, opens up with aromas of orange peel, toffee and licorice, and follows on with notes of toffee fudge that offer a seductive, long-lasting finish. Sgroi’s inspiration was to not only elevate the pairing of a fine cigar and rum but to create a new, one-of-a-kind experience. Constructed with a flavorful profile of nuts, wood, cream, and spice — the cigar creates an elegant balance to this sipping rum. But to me, I just say this rum is absolute yum!
We know from experience that Diplomático Rum is a super-premium: superior in taste, quality, and mixability. Yes, I consider myself an amateur mixologist so I can say this confidently. When you serve your friends, drop them some knowledge like “this rum is produced by Destilerías Unidas S.A. (DUSA) in Venezuela and that Diplomático is an independent, family-owned brand recognized as one of the finest rums in the world.”
And know you are drinking rum and smoking a cigar for a great cause! Mombacho is donating a percentage of sales to the Nicaraguan no-profit organization Carita Felíz Kinder based in Granada to help children in need. Concurrently, Diplomático Rum will be donating to the I Love Venezuela Foundation, a non-profit organization raising awareness about social issues in Venezuela.