Ron Diplomático holds the “Ron de Venezuela” D.O.C. (Protected Denomination of Origin) and is recognized as one of the finest rums in the world by industry experts, rum aficionados and consumers all around the globe. Diplomático Rum distillery dates back to 1959 with its establishment in Venezuela, where all of its rums are produced. It was partly owned by Licorerias Unidas S.A (LUSA) and Seagram's International, which was at that time one of the biggest wine and spirits companies in the world. When put up for sale in 2002, a group of Venezuelan entrepreneurs, who had extensive experience ¡n the spirits industry and who believed in the potential of the company, decided to take their chance at it. LUSA then became Destileria owned company which is now one of the largest rum producers in Venezuela. Today Diplomático is distributed in over 70 countries.