Matusalem Distillery

Distillery
Founded in 1872
Matusalem & Company was founded by brothers by Benjamin and Eduardo Camp, Spanish immigrants who left Spain to settle in Santiago De Cuba in 1872 to create their own Rum distillery.

The company first introduced Matusalem Rum in 1792 in Santiago de Cuba, it was known as the "Cognac of Rums.”

Together they combined the solera system of blending and the distillation techniques used to make Spanish Cognac and Sherry.

The Cuban brand skyrocketed in the 1950s, but following the Cuban revolution of 1959, the family-owned Matusalem brand went into exile, moving to the United States.

In 2002, Matusalem and Company was relaunched as a premium Rum. It is now produced in the Dominican Republic, after over 60 years the company revamped in 2016, opening their new ISO 9000 approved production facility in Monte Plata, Dominican Republic.

Their lineup includes their Solera aged Gran Reserva, largely considered the “Cognac of Rums.” Clasico is an exotic and classic Cuban golden Rum, crafted from select Rums aged in New World oak and Solera aged for 10 years.

Matusalem Platino is a unique blend of triple-distilled, handcrafted spirits, that strike a delicate balance with subtle flavor.

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Distillery Details

  • Country
    Dominican Republic
  • Established
    1872
  • Owner
    1872 Holdings V.O.F.
  • Visitor Center
    No
  • Address
    Monte Plata, Dominican Republic
  • Website
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Three branches of the family started feuding in 1981, resulting in court cases that lasted into the mid-90s. It all ended in 1995 when the great-grandson of the founder, Dr. Claudio Alvarez Salazar, gained control of the Matusalem trademark in an out-of-court settlement.
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