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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 first sipping rum I ever purchased. Nice and smooth. Not too sweet. One I'll happily go back to.
Think the wife brought me this back from a girls weekend in Spain so can't grumble too much. Wouldn't replace it if it gets finished although oddly it's one of my friends favourites.
Perfect ron for very cold occasion on the bad weather on yachting. Nice to drink,not so sweet.
A new gift to my cabinet, will taste and rate soon.
Un rhum naturel et agréable sans non plus sortir du lot.
Rätt sköna chokladtoner i den och den är rätt ok att dricka
This rum has very good vanilla flavor.
Not as sweet as arome, but tasty.
It is better than Matusalem 23 year for me.
For me it was similar to Diplomatico, a little bit of burn but no special overpowering taste.
Επιμένω ότι είναι πολύ αυστηροί κάποιοι εδώ στο rumrattings. Ένα καλό not sweet rum όπου η δρυς (βαρέλι) κάνει αισθητή την παρουσία της χωρίς όμως να έχει διάρκεια και ιδιαίτερη ένταση. Ίσως οι υψηλές προσδοκίες να με προσγείωσαν λίγο , αλλά σίγουρα όποιος βαθμολόγησε κάτω από 6 ..... "έχει πρόβλημα"
Both their 10 and 15 year rums are very good, but I give the edge to the 10 year. Both are medium color and have vanilla and wood notes, but the 15 was a bit more acidic and the 10 was a bit more vanilla.
Pensé que sería mejor? Notas muy alcohólicas. Aburrido en nariz y boca. Luego muy amargo en paladar. No creo que sea para tomar puro ni con hielo. Quizás, no lo hice, pueda funcionar bien en un Cuba libre. Pero personalmente me decepcionó y dudo que el 23 años sea mejor.
Pale golden. I was not sure what to expect from this one. Straight away, aromas of mead, honey, some mild tarragon. However, this positive impression is broken -to some extent- by the flavours: fruity melon, on the sweet side, very samey.
There is not much to it.
It's certainly not unpleasant, and not a terrible rum, but it doesn't quite cut it. And the phrase "a combination of rums aged on average 15 years" together with the naming that implies that's the youngest one... Drinkable, no major flaws but that's it. Keep looking!
This is a good rum. Not too sweet taste. Fine sipper.
Please just do not buy these. It is more liquid sugar than a real rum. Still slightly better than some of the worst though.
Nose: some smooth alcohol is the first thing you smell. Then some sweetness and maybe some oak. The sweetness stays for a while. Overall not a lot going on here and even smells a little watery. Does get a little more interesting after letting it sit for a while.
Taste: first thing you get is butterscotch but as it gets further into your mouth it turns into oak while the sweetness coats your tongue. No burn at all. Not very complex though.
Finish: oakiness fades away slowly and turns into a slight, very pleasant burn. Does feel a bit watery but not really in a disturbing manner.
Final: overall, this rum would probably not be very good as a mixer since it would not really stand up to more powerful ingredients. It does serve its purpose as a sipper because it's really smooth and has nothing offensive about it; which might also be a bad thing for you. I would recommend this to people who are new to rum and want an easy entry .
Notes: added 3 drops of water. Also, I'm an inexpercienced taster so the details might be inaccurate, but it's still really enjoyable for my still-developing palate.
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.
This one is a very basic rum. For my it is to sweet. Ita nice along with greentea.
Good color and aromatic. Good taste to mix with Seven Up.
Too weak and thin with too much alcohol taste in my opinion. Works quite well as a mixer, but nothing I can recommend for zipping.
It was one of the first so called zipping Ron that I tasted and it’s more or less a miracle that my zipping rum journey didn’t stop there.
Nothing special as far as taste goes. Was expecting more for the price.
Podivné, neotesané, asi tomuto pití třeba dát víc šancí, ale myslím, že u mně je nedostane.
Thought that it will be smooth nice rum. 15years. No. Very brutal alcohic taste.
Un rhum agréable à boire. Assez doux en bouche et pas trop sucré
Sweet but not to much. Oke to sip. Nice aromas and burn.
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.