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. The 2001 has burnt Demerara sugar on the nose, with baked soft fruits and sweet pastry. The oak and cinnamon leads from the back, with a palate full on with sweet dates, marzipan and fruit cake. Baking spices and toffee in the background. The finish is rich with a slightÂ coffee acidity. Wonderful stuff.