Diplomatico Distillery Collection No 1 Batch Kettle Rum
70cl / 47%
The Distillery Collection showcases individually the distillates behind Diplomático’s world renowned rums. Featuring each rum’s distinct personality in a one-of-a-kind expression, this limited edition series allows aficionados of fine spirits to experience the pure essence of Diplomático’s different distillation styles.
The Batch Kettle Still was brought to Diplomático’s La Miel distillery in 1959. This semi-artisanal distillation system is originally from Canada, where it was employed for the production of American whisky. Using the best sugar cane honeys, this unique distillate is aged in American white oak barrels, that previously served to age bourbon and scotch, resulting in a delicious medium-body and complex rum.
What are the aromas and typical flavor profile obtained through the Batch Kettle?
This system produces a complex distillate. After aging, the rum brings a very elegant and rich nose, combining aromas of vanilla with sweet and fruity notes of cherry and strawberry with a touch of banana. Well balanced on the palate with a sweet entry, followed by hints of ripe tropical fruits. Ends with a soft, sweet and slighlty cool pronounced aftertaste.
How does it work?
The Batch Kettle is a discontinuous distillation system, as in the case of pot stills. The main difference between them is that the batch kettle system has a column attached that substitutes the swan neck of a traditional pot still. It’s in this column with multiple plates that the separation takes place, in a more controlled and precise manner, thereby obtaining a product profile in line with the master distiller’s specifications. This system is characterized by a batch distillation, which means that a certain volume of fermented liquid is introduced for distillation and, as this is gradually depleted, it leaves a residue or water that is drained off to be added to the next batch. This system is controlled by the Maestros Roneros, and is therefore considered a semi-artisanal system