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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.
It's not overwhelmingly sweet. I see what others are talking about with the ethanol taste but it is not overwhelming, either. It has a unique aftertaste - vanilla? - but it's long after the booze leaves your tongue. Would buy if it was on sale, probably wouldn't pay full price for a bottle.
Bought this once when in Mexico and couldn't ring my favorites. I think it's best used in mixed drinks. Was hoping to dip in a lime and sip it. A bit too harsh for that so went to the old standby of half Coke and half rum. The next day I couldn't say how good it was. A 7 from me.
Il colore e' oro brillante.
Al naso si presenta con un ricco bouquet di frutta esotica dove la fa' da padrone la banana,e anche una buona nota di vaniglia.
Assolutamente l'odore che emana ti invita a bere questo nettare che evoca nell'immaginazione il caldo e i colori dei caraibi.
In bocca non si percepisce lo spessore del distillato,quello che precedentemente l'olfatto ne ha percepito ,svanisce come un'ape che punge e vola via!!!!
alone or with chocholate...... very good
great quality price, smell wonderfull and taste delicately.
it has notes of raisins and dried fruit. Its also a little sharp for the nose. The taste of this rum is quite good if you are into rom who has a sharp body of alcohol.
Bruger kun min til cola.
ok sipper, better mixed
A bit edgy in the taste, but combined with the nose it's a really nice sipper.
Plus attiré par les couleurs sucrés (sans doute par manque d'expérience), j'ai aimé sans être totalement convaincu
Ok rum as a sipper, also mixed with coke.
I started out with a few sips neat - it was ok, but not one of my favorites. I then tried another round with a couple ice cubes. This seemed to mask most of the flavors and all I tasted was the alcohol - not very good. I finally mixed it with some ginger ale and this seemed to work fine. However I can mix a much cheaper rum with my ginger ale and it is just as good.
Not quite as full bodied as expected but still a good sipping rum. Need to try it with coke or as a dark & stormy
Nice when mixed , I prefer it with ginger beer. Makes a really good Dark & Stormy.
I need some more time with this one
So far this is one of my favorite rums. Lovely toffee taste when sipped neat. If you are looking for a good value for money rum that is easy to drink you won't go far wrong than buying a bottle of this stuff.
This cuban rum is very smooth with some spicy notes. Not bad at the end of a dinner.
Matusalem, again a cuban-like rum, although in this case it's a dominican republic rum. However for me goes this rum rather straight into cocktails. He might be a sipper but not for me.
Nice smooth rum, good daily drinker.
I like this
A nice sipping rum. Again easy to find locally for me so it is more of an everyday sipper for me.
Definitely one for fans of scotch. A bite of smoke in the middle makes it a prototypical Dominican rum (and Cuban for that matter). Sweet and smooth around the smoke. Love the bottle too, but for over $30 I was hoping for a bit better. Still, a nice rum that won't disappoint sippers.
A really good sipping rum. I was such a fan of Brugal that I had to try this Dominican Rum as well. It did not disappoint. It's not quite Brugal 1888, but it is great in its own right.