Diplomatico's single vintage rums are first aged in ex-bourbon and malt whisky casks for 12 years, and then further aged in Oloroso sherry casks. Each vintage will vary year to year. In 2000, the weather was so different to that of the previous year that the conditions created one of the best sugar cane harvests in Venezuelan history. Spice, fudge, caramel, tobaccos leaf, almonds and some dried fruit on the nose. The palate is big, rich and silky. Vanilla, caramel, dried apricots, and fruit cake with touches of nutmeg and spice. A long finish of cinnamon, tobaccos and caramel with nutty spice. Enjoy neat after a long day!