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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.
Beautiful date. Looks great, composed, pretty, smells nice. But when it comes down to it, there's no personality here! Especially for an expensive rum, there is so much more to be had! It does everything right. It's inoffensive, no off-odor and minimal funk as a Cuban-style rum normally has. The only problem is that it stops there. I would at least expect some interesting oak spice or round caramel notes, or maybe something interesting about the mouthfeel at this price point.
I have nothing to complain about in terms of taste or experience with this rum. Then again, I have nothing to praise either. And for above $50, there should definitely something to be praised. If you can find it for cheaper, maybe $30-$35, then it's definitely a steal. But for what I spent ($65) you should definitely get more.
Back when I was just starting with rum this was a go to one. Living in Spain back then I had this all the time, but mostly mixed. But is worth sipping on its own occasionally
I think that rum deserves 7 points, but I give 8 points because of the price! Little sweetness, vanilla, oak, tipical solera. Perfect for sip, and the brand have a great history from Santiago de Cuba, until the resurrection in Dominika, it’s a good choice.
Opi ions vary, but i like it with a cube or two to mellow the sweetness and burn. Certainly worth a try. A bit more vanilla and fruit vs wood, but it works well.
Not as good as the 23, but pretty solid non the less. Probably one of the best 15 year rums out there. Rich and full bodied. Molasses is right there...
First ever made to sip on the solera system... if anything try it for the history... more towards the sweet side a lot of chocolate on the taste.
This is the rum that got me started on rum. Straight or with coke, just a great all rounder. I always have a bottle in my bar. Can't go wrong with 30 euros a bottle neither. Great beginners rum.
Wanneer alle andere gekende mixers op zijn kan je zeker op deze terug vallen. Lekker, simpel en in evenwicht. Laat de zomer maar komen.
A decent rum with good flavor. A little burny, when you sip. The harshness overpowers the flavors. I wound up using it as a mixer.
I did not have big expectations from this one so it was solid suprise at the end. Aroma of vanilla, sugar cane and oak. In mouth has full body with flavours of vanilla, fruit and oak. Alcohol burn at the end.
Para un ron con tanto nombre esperaba más, esos 15 años no los he encontrado los tonos son bastante sutiles y el alcohol se nota bastante, por los 17'50 que pagué esperaba más
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