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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.

610 ratings
Tasty, but not quite great


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Posted 2 months ago by Yohobro from Canada with 31 ratings

The smell reminds me of Dzama vanilla. It is definitely a thinner rum with a bit of that flavour also present in dzama. Vanilla? Warm vanilla yes. Not too much finish but still a very enjoyable basic rum for a 15 year Solera. Especially given the cheaper price tag, ($34CAD). It didn't last too long!

Posted 1 year ago by GioTheDrifter from Thailand with 5 ratings

One of the best aged rum at the price, dark, smooth almost dry. For straight or on the rock.

Posted 1 year ago by Mr Coone from Belgium with 20 ratings

Bottle has been open for several weeks before tasting

Light intense copper colour with small water edge.
Intense in the nose with aroma's of vanilla, brown sugar and some dusty hint I'm having the whole time with this bottle already. I think it's a flaw.
Very strong on the palate with alcohol which is a little bit out of balance.
Aroma's of wood, vanilla, orange peel, spices and a little bit brandy-ish
Long finish
Score: 83/100

This is the rum which made me fall in love with rum, when I first tasted it.
I still very much like this rum, but I think there is a flaw in this bottle (don't know if this is possible for distillates?), or I have already tasted too many others

Posted over 1 year ago by tortemd from Germany with 65 ratings

15 Jahre Solera. Da hätte ich mehr erwartet. Guter Durchschnitt.

Posted over 1 year ago by DjAugust from Hungary with 27 ratings

Worlks well in coctails or desserts. Strong nose pf vanilla. Alcohol burn is relatively strong and it is not very complex in taste or aftertaste. It is not bad though...

Posted over 1 year ago by Spidey-P from Netherlands with 90 ratings

I drank this a long long time ago. The only thing I can remember is that I wasn't really surprised or pleased at all and it showed because I never bought it again!

Posted over 2 years ago by Titomm from Canada with 71 ratings

Good but a bit light and thin, remain good for the price and nice to sip. I come back to it regularly.

Posted almost 3 years ago by Amalas from United States with 68 ratings

Lots of fruit on the nose, warm through the middle, with hints of oak

Posted over 4 years ago by boyblueau from Australia with 47 ratings

With that ambiguous age statement you straight away know that this rum is all about appearances and marketing. Sure the average age of the rums used is 15 years but what about the quantities? It is very cuban, light, sweet, lots of caramel, a bit boozy and a bit watery. Good as a mixer and fine if nothing else on hand but not your first choice.

Posted over 4 years ago by Vlado from Slovakia with 51 ratings

Toto je rum, ktorý nejako nenadchne, ani väčšinu neurazí. Podľa mňa ale veľmi priemerné pitie, tvorcovia sa mohli viac vyhrať. Na prvý nádych, typická rumová, ale málo výrazná, nie príliž zaujímavá vôňa. Skrátka plochá. Môžete zacítiť stopy vanilky, hrozienok, citrusov. Vyvážené, ale nevýrazné. Pokiaľ rum nenecháte dlhšie postáť v pohári, po prvom ochutnaní zacítite veľa alkoholu, ktorý sa postupne vytráca. Mierne nasladlý na jazyku, postupne zhorkne, dlhší záver. Na to, aký má Matusalem silný marketing, rum je len priemerný. Ale s Colou a limetkou je v poriadku...=) Ani 23jka nie je nic extra. Ale to zas inokedy.

Posted over 4 years ago by Andy (PREMIUM) from United Kingdom with 116 ratings

I don't get a huge nose, nice and even - almost basic. Taste is very mild, not much spice, smooth, butterscotch, oaky. Long tingly finish is nice. Great for beginners who like whiskey, little boring for more advanced.