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Matusalem Gran Reserva 15-year rum is produced using a combination of rums aged on average 15 years and distilled from molasses using the solera process.
The Matusalem company was established in 1872 originally in Santiago de Cuba. The company fled the country following the Cuban Revolution in 1959 and the Gran Reserva rum is now produced in the Dominican Republic.
Tasty, but not quite great
Firstly it is not expensive.
The color is a little blend and a lot of rum reviewers will say as is the taste, but not for me.
The smell is cognacy complex and very gentle. I drank it neat and it was super complex, smooth jet gentle. It is at the same time woody, fruity and dry but in a very gentle pleasant way. Try not to sip at least 5 glasses in a row, I could not stop. I think I could drink the whole bottle in one sitting. I would also recommend to keep it in a fridge so when you drink it’s already cold.
Now, rocks and mixing is a big no no on this one. It loses all its gentle complexity.
Smell: Rich notes of wood ,caramel,dried fruits and sweet condiments.
Taste: An elegant and complex bouquet of wood, fruity notes and cocoa .
Finish: Persistent, like a cognac!
Colour: Amber, brass.
Tried the 8 year and wasn’t impressed but the 15 year us spectacular! Smooth and flavorful. Mild hints of vanilla. Highly recommend.
Musím říci, že po objednání jsem si přečetl nějaké české recenze. Když mi došel domů, musel jsem udělat ochutnávku, ze které jsem měl vcelku strach, protože české recenze nebyly moc příznivé. Vůně mírně kávová a chuť vynikající, mírně kávová a jemná. Podle českých recenzí jsem čekal šmirgl v krku, který se ovšem nekonal. Pro mne je to vynikající rum.
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