Why We Love Matusalem Rum


If you love rum, you’ve gotta love this legendary manufacturer of premium Caribbean rum

Matusalem Rum has a history that dates back more than 150 years. During Cuba's Golden Age, the company, based in Santiago de Cuba, became known for producing the most sought-after rum. Like a family heirloom passed down through the generations, its one-of-a-kind rum became an indelible symbol of the era. Now manufactured in the Dominican Republic, Matusalem was recently highlighted in Bangkok at a special tasting event at Vaso Spanish Tapas Bar in partnership with Alchemy Thailand, where Matusalem's global head, Héktor Monroy, took us on a food pairing journey with the rum. Here are four reasons to go on your own Matusalem exploration. 

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Insolito

The Insolito is a trailblazing rum with a distinct flavour that pairs well with food. Aged three years in Tempranillo wine cask barrels, the finished product has a distinct rosey-pink colour and buttery finish with notes of toasted bread and red fruits. One of our favourite ways to have the Matusalem Insolito is to pour it in a glass halfway with ice cubes and top it off with some Prosecco or tonic water and fresh berry garnish, such as blueberries.

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Solera 7

Created in the Dominican Republic, this premium rum is barrel-aged for seven years and marked by its beautiful golden colour, smoothness, and caramel, banana, vanilla, and maple flavours. Sweet and easy to drink, the Solera 7 is ideal for both mixing with a few ingredients or sipping on its own.

 

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Gran Reserva 15

Popular for a reason, the Gran Reserva 15 is a multi-award-winning premium dark rum with an intense golden honey colour and mixture of fruity, floral, and smoky notes. The overall woodiness is favoured by connoisseurs who love drinking rum straight.

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Aged for 23 years, the Gran Reserva 23 is best described as a mature rum. Also multi-award-winning, the rum hits with flavours of honey, vanilla, banana, coconut, pineapple, and a hint of spices, like anise and clove. Save this one to sip on extra special occasions.

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