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Matusalem Gran Reserva 18-Year rum

Matusalem Gran Reserva 18-Year

Dominican Republic | Aged | 40% ABV

Matusalem Gran Reserva 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.

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Dan Freeman ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 15 ratings
Posted over 11 years ago

One of my favorites, straight up or with a splash of coke

Justin L. Williams ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 1 rating
Posted almost 9 years ago

Has complex flavors, somewhat sweeter than other similar products but caramel, maple, and complex. Great rum

SunDogPrivateer ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 10 ratings
Posted 11 months ago

Really enjoy this rum. Will buy multiple bottles when its available. Like this much better than the 15 year old. Much smoother.

Aaron ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | 69 ratings
Posted almost 8 years ago

Much like the 15-year, this rum is remarkably smooth with very deep oakey flavors. A rich, fruity aroma welcomes the first tastes. Strangely tasteful ethanol finish.

Car ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ | 20 ratings
Posted over 8 years ago

Un ron premium de los mejores de Panamรก puede tomarse solo

DrNovelo ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ | 27 ratings
Posted 8 years ago

Ron con un sabor delicado que perdura al combinarse, su sabor se queda por un tiempo, muy rico y muy recomendado.

Tom ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 230 ratings
Posted almost 7 years ago

Love this rum just as much as the other in the Matsulem line. Smooth, refreshing, crisp, complex falcons for the nose and palate. Not a bad price considering what your buying...a high class rum from the DR.
Please drink this neat or add an ice cube to evoke other flavors.
I have to try the 23 next.

Jagsroy (PREMIUM) ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | 295 ratings
Posted over 5 years ago

I enjoyed the Ron Metusalem 15 but the 18 is so much better. This is definitely going to be a keeper in my cabinet.

Rumnoobie ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 3 ratings
Posted almost 8 years ago

At this point, my definition of what a rum should be!

wlr75 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 24 ratings
Posted almost 8 years ago

Since I have enjoyed the 15yr expression for years, I have kept a look out for the 18yr. I was lucky enough to find it in a store for $21 today. Almost half of what I typically pay for the 15yr!
The nose is very similar to that of the 15yr, vanilla, molasses and caramel. I'll warn you, let this rest for a bit before nosing or sipping as it has a bit of astringency that wears off in about 5 minutes. After that it opens up. The palate has some of the same flavors and a hint of orange and chocolate. I do pick up more wood tannins in this version than the younger expression. Although that is not a deterrent. Long thin legs coat the glass edges, and a slight oil coats the mouth. The finish is shorter and not as intense with this either. Not bad for this price, I wouldn't pay a premium price for it past that of the 15yr.

Brand Details

Type: Aged
Company: Matusalem
Country: Dominican Republic
ABV: 40%
Name: Gran Reserva 18-Year
Years Aged: 18
Raw Material: Unknown
Process: Unknown
Distillation: Unknown
Women Led: No
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