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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.
The nose is smooth with just a slight burn. Slightly nutty with some fruit but not the depth for a sipper. Mixed well with Coke but again not the depth to standout with a citrus soda. Enjoyed but will not stock.
De lekkerste voor in de cola tot nu toe... Stuk duurder dan een Oakheart of morgan
Nice aroma with butterscotch and vanilla. A light golden colour with thin but suprisingly clingy, oily legs. The palate is not paticulary sweet or complex but very smooth. You get a subtle tone of vanilla, tobaco and wood. The afterburn is short and smooth.
I sampled this rum after an exceptional meal, at an exceptional restaurant, on an exceptional Caribbean island. Cuba, it said. Cuba, it promised. And Cuba it delivered. But only partly.
This rum is in fact not made in Cuba, rather the DR. It's also a solera rum, and that possibly accounts for why the Cuban lightness and smokiness are not as apparent here as in the truly-Cuba products from Havana Club and Varadero. Against those, it probably had more flavor complexity (though not aroma complexity), surely due to its age. But the practical guy in me can't light up the greater expense with the diminished Cuban-ness. Perhaps I should have judged it directly against some of its DR competitors? Not with that word on the bottle...
Plutôt insipide au départ, en le laissant s'ouvrir un peu on découvre des notes de cacao, vanille, cannelle... en bouche ça reste très léger avec toujours la vanille et un boisé plutôt agréable.
Il s'agit d'un rhum de "tradition espagnole", donc assez léger, agréable mais qui manque un peu de corps à mon gout.
Rapporté à son prix, ce rhum est une bonne affaire.
Rhum peu dégusté...
I had high hopes when I opened this one. It let me down straight away. Tasted like burnt acid. I doubt I will ever finish this one. Maybe some day I'll give it another try.
all the rums i drink are never used for mixing...some need just ice and i will drink any rum that needs cola added to it to make it palatable ...matusalem is another bottle that is always available on my shelf ...love the flavors, the bouquet and the look of it swirling in the glass alone or with a cube
I just had the bottle so didn't try it too many times but first impression is good.
The aftertaste of it is like christmas- peppery. Nothing special and doesn't get better with coce.
Colore oro scuro, trasparente. Intensità all'olfatto alta. Profumo di legno, cacao, uvetta e caramello. Aroma di caramello. Tatto corposo pieno si espande aggressivamente. Gusto dolce.
A very light rum with a little smoke. Not very complex and a little thin taste wise especially when mixed.
Makes a good rum and coke if you`re using mexican cane cola.
En noget krads sag, der ikke tiltaler mig.
Den har dog lidt noter i sig, men ikke meget sødme.
Den er muligvis god i drinks
Hintalaatusuhde kohtaa ilman kovaa verotusta.
One to savour and enjoy like a fine Cognac.
En ganske udmærket rom til prisen. Lidt sprittet. Men har også mange lækre smagsnuancer.
Udmærket rom, men ikke min favorit...
Nice High end rum !
Not the best sipping rum around, but at it's price it's worth using for drinks like Cuba Libres, as it by far smashes standard rums like Bacardi etc.
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I purchased on a lark and was pleasantly surprised by this lighter dark rum. I had straight up but would not recommend. It was delicious with cola...a nice froth and sweet finish. Good value too.
The Solara method really makes this rum quite smooth. Smooth rum at a budget price.
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.