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Corman Collins Diamond 1996 25yr 46,6%

RX10070 Very good 161 bottles Above 250€
“Rich, complex, smooth—a delightfully balanced, yet slightly diluted, Diamond gem.”

"1996" is a limited-edition rum produced in Guyana's Diamond distillery and bottled by Corman Collins, with only 161 bottles in existence. It is distilled from molasses and has been aged for 25 years, boasting an ABV of 46.6%. Users appreciated the rum's intriguing aroma, filled with dried fruit, dark chocolate, woody, caramel, and coffee notes. The flavor delivers dried fruit, woody, spice, dark chocolate, and licorice tones. In general, users enjoyed the well-balanced and easy-sipping nature of this rum, with some expressing their preference for a higher ABV. Regardless, this rare Diamond rum has been popular among users for its complexity, gourmand character, and rich flavors.

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How does this rum taste?

The 1996 Guyanese Diamond from Corman Collins impresses with its rich, complex nose and Demerara sweetness. Although slightly diluted, it offers a vivacious palate with dark fruit, spices, and a long, indulgent finish. A classy, yet subtle sipper.

Most frequently mentioned flavors

Aroma

Dried fruit Dark chocolate Woody Caramel Coffee Vanilla

Taste

Dried fruit Woody Spice Dark chocolate Burnt sugar Smoky

Finish

Dark chocolate Brown sugar Woody Roasted Chocolate Vanilla

Community reviews

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8.9/10

“Incredible Diamond profile. Its only weakness is dilution which is not perfectly executed (alcohol pic). Besides this, clearly my favourite kind of rum 💘”

Aroma

Chocolate Coffee Caramel Licorice Orange

Taste

Cream toffee Vanilla Molasses Milk chocolate Nutty
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8.9/10

“Un joli Diamond de 1996 sélectionné par Corman Collins, qui démarre sur un nez expressif et parfumé pour son voltage. Les fruits secs et exotiques virevoltent avec les notes boisées, épicées (vanille, réglisse, clou de girofle) et sombres (cuir, chocolat, cacao, café) du style Demerara. La lourdeur des arômes fruités et sucrés (caramel, sucre Demerara) et le voile de fraîcheur donnent le sentiment d’un rhum gourmand et riche après aération. Une belle première approche. En bouche, on retrouve un rhum étonnamment vif malgré la dilution notable. Raisins secs et pruneaux s’allient avec le chocolat, le café, le cuir, les noix, le côté fumé, boisé et les épices (réglisse, vanille) pour donner du corps au rhum au palais. C’est gourmand, mais aussi délicat et extrêmement gouleyant. L’alcool est bien intégré. La finale est longue, sombre, amère mais collante, presque visqueuse, tapissant le palais de notes de fruits noirs et de fruits secs, de notes sombres et sucrées, caractéristiques du style Demerara. Un rhum de grande classe, fin, complexe et gouleyant à souhait.”

Aroma

Dried fruit Tropical fruit Fruity Woody Oak

Taste

Dried fruit Raisin Prunes Woody Oak
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8.4/10

“Tolle Nase. Hervorragendes Profil, aber leider sehr schwach auf der Brust. Mit 5-8% mehr wäre hier sicher eine Spitzennote möglich gewesen. Unglaublich rund und ausgewogen, im Abgang gar komplex. Für das Alter ein angemessenes PLV.”

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What are the key facts about this rum?

Country
Distillery
Bottler
RumX ID
RX10070
ABV
46,6%
Vintage
1996
Cask number
#143
Made from
Molasses
Age
25 years
No. of bottles
161
Bottle volume
70cl
Price range
Above 250€
Type of spirit
Rum

What is the price trend for this rum?

372 €
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About the Diamond distillery

The Diamond distillery is located in Guyana. Rums from Diamond have been reviewed 2,960 times with an average of 8.3/10.


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