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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
I really enjoy this one but it is too heavy on the vanilla for my palate. It overwhelms the taste but doesnt have a long finish. Its good but not great.
This rum is a bit harsh for me and does not fill the mouth with flavour. A little light and thin.
However it is a great rum once paired with ginger beer or coke.
I went through various phases in my life when it came to distilled spirits, such as single malt scotch, bourbon, and now rum again. Any time I wanted a very good affordable rum that was readily available in most fine supermarkets, Matusalem Gran Reserva 15 was it. I only drink it on the rocks and sometimes neat. I would not dream of wasting it as a mixer. The only problem with each bottle that I bought was that it never lasted more than a few days because it was so delicious as well as being an easy drinker. Since then, I have found several others that I rated equally and one other that I rated better (so far).
Update July 22, 2019: After writing reviews on here for the past 19 months, this one ranks in my upper 23% out of 260 reviews. However, from reading fellow reviews on Rum Ratings, I have found 58 rums that I like better than this one that I had never known about before (except for El Dorado 12). I hereby thank fellow reviewers for relegating this one to the lower end of my favorites. Go for the 18 year, which is much better. I have yet to find their 23 year.
Niet uitzonderlijk maar gewoon lekker puur. Niet bombastisch vol en niet complex, niet overdreven kruidig maar toch te lekker om er gewoon een mixer van te maken. Minpunt, een heel korte nadronk. pluspunt, gewoon simpel lekker
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