Ron Matusalem prides itself on being a Cuban style of rum with a history in Cuba they trace back to 1872 when two brothers, Benjamin and Eduardo Camp, together with a partner, Evaristo Álvarez opened a distillery in Santiago de Cuba. According to the Matusalem website, the rum they were producing began to win acclaim by the first quarter of the 20th century. The distillery apparently operated until the 1960’s when due to the Cuban Revolution the Álvarez family was exiled, and the rum they made disappeared from the landscape.
The brand was resurrected by Claudio Álvarez Salazar, who is the great-grandson of Evaristo Álvarez. Of course, it was not possible given the political situation in Cuba for Claudio to produce or bottle the rum in Cuba. Apparently, it is produced (presumably by a third-party as Ron Matusalem does not own a distillery) and bottled in the Dominican Republic.
Known as the Cognac of Rums, this Solera rum is the perfect choice for those who seek exceptional quality and exquisite flavor. Complex, but with a velvety smoothness, and a marked bouquet and flavor. Gran Reserva 15 is a super premium rum, ideal for drinking neat or on the rocks.
Color: Amber with reddish, copper and ochre tones.
Nose: Complex, fine and complete. Persistent woody notes. Dry woody tones provide a rich, intense aroma. Rich flavor of toasted dry fruits and caramel.
Flavor: Very pleasant. A smooth texture and a complex, persistent evolution, with notes of oak. Smooth, inviting sensation of cacao. Cognac-like finish.
Origin: Dominican Republic / Alc.40% / Vol. 700ml