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Matusalem Gran Reserva 15-Year rum

Matusalem Gran Reserva 15-Year

Dominican Republic | Aged | 40.0% ABV

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.

6.3/10
610 ratings
Tasty, but not quite great

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610 Matusalem Gran Reserva 15-Year ratings

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Posted 13 days ago by Brody from Czech Republic with 106 ratings

Taste of caramell, plums, spicy, wood, plums.. Dominica style.

Posted 18 days ago by Godza10 from Serbia with 2 ratings

I just saw reviews, and i am quite suprised with so many bad comments. Ok, i am rookie on Rum journey, but i just love this one. If someone can tell me better one within same price range, i would be thankfull. Cheers!

Posted 24 days ago by andyist from Canada with 11 ratings

The reviews suggested this would be a decent buy, and it was the most unusual rum I have ever tasted, but not in a good way. There is an initial hit of rum taste but it quickly falls away to nothing, a void, as if drinking water, then eventually you're hit with the alcohol air at the end. Sip after sip the same result. It's lost as a mixer too, I ended up simply fortifying other drinks as if it were just alcohol.

Posted 24 days ago by Sve from Germany with 44 ratings

Gefiel mir am Anfang nicht so, wurde immer besser als die Flasche sich mit den Monaten leerte.

Posted 25 days ago by Laurent from France with 13 ratings

Apéritif. D'abord le goût de caramel et vanille pour un final très long.

Posted 28 days ago by bighead from Hungary with 3 ratings

for me this is the entry lvl sipping rum below that is cocktail mix. fair price taste ratio.

Posted 29 days ago by JJ73 from United Kingdom with 14 ratings

Got a dram of this in the advent calendar. Was a bit harsh as a straight sipper, but would be really nice work a mixer.

Posted 1 month ago by Wilbury (PREMIUM) from Hungary with 8 ratings

I'm wondering why it is so underrated here. I find it very pleasant. One of my favorite.

Posted 1 month ago by Rorschach from Bulgaria with 27 ratings

Note: I'm a sipper. My opinion is based on sipping characteristics.

This is one of the most hated rums, it would seem, because everyone blabs about how heavily "dosed" it is and them lying about the actual age. I can't say whether either of these accusations is true but I can say I really enjoyed my experience. Yes, apparently there is some sugar involved, whether it's for coloring or taste, so what? It's not like in the Zacapa, that's for sure. And at least in my end of the world, this does not cost anywhere near Zacapa. So in my book, it is a great thing to have neat.

Posted 1 month ago by dajana from Belarus with 29 ratings

Mild balanced and unipressive rum. Easy to drink for but I prefer Dictador 12 y.o. for this price.

Мягкий, сбалансированный ничем не выразительный ром. Пьется легко, но за эту цену я предпочту Dictador 12.