The company behind this rum introduced Matusalem in 1792 but was forced into exile after Castro gained power in Cuba. In 2001 the brand was relaunched and achieved Double Gold Medal at San Fransisco World Spirits Competition in 2008. I am not as overly enthusiastic about this rum as most people are. It reminds me of the 21 year old Malecon; predominated by toasted flavors, a bit dry and spicy and with an oaky finish. As this might sound good my biggest concern is its lack of character which makes it come across as a bit indifferent.
VERDICT: Despite all the fine medals and reviews this rum has received I have yet to call it a personal favorite.