Matusalem Rum was first introduced in 1792 in Santiago de Cuba, it was known as the "Cognac of Rums."
But after Castro gained control of the country the family producing it went into exile, and after many years of inner turmoil the brand is today bottled in the Dominican Republic.
The name Matusalem comes from a Spanish proverb “Esto es mas viejo que Matusalem” - or "It’s older than Methuselah" (an almost ageless 969-year-old from the Old Testament).
Their lineup includes their signature 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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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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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.