Thanks so much for submitting a report. It has been emailed to the Rum Captain and will be actioned shortly.
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 was recently disappointed to find that this is flavored with prune and vanilla - and to make it worse, the original practice of using macerated prunes has been replaced by extract.
It is still a great tasting rum and a bargain at around $20, but I find it harder to consider it a serious contender to other genuine rums in the same style, such as Seales 10 year.
Edit : to reviewer Robin - you seem to give this rum a decent though not glowing review but then a rating of 1??? Did you make a mistake?
I have consumed couble of bottles, but it is not great or remarkable. I am not likely to buy more, because of rum scandal issue and personal incompatility with the taste.
It’s not superb sweet. It’s not full of junk. It’s just a smooth rum that you can drink on the rocks or pair with cola, gingerale, soda water etc.
It’s good with almost anything. I appreciate this rum because you can enjoy it several different ways.
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