Matusalem Rum Solera 7 YO
Matusalem Rum Solera 7 Year Old
With a history dating back to 1872 in Cuba, the Matusalem Distillery moved to Santiago in the Dominican Republic when Castro's communist government confiscated their assets in the 1950's.
Matusalem Rum is crafted by the solera distillation method. The sugar cane derived molasses is first fermented and aged in oak casks stacked on top of each other with the youngest rum is the highest levels. Each level of casks is connected to the one below, so that when the oldest rum at the bottom is siphoned off for bottling, it is replaced with rum cascading from the casks above.
No more than a third of each cask is taken whilst the process is repeated on all levels resulting in a blending process that allows the fiery younger rums to be refined with the smoothness and flavour of the older rums.
Solera rum ages are therefore an average age of the rum rather than a specific age.
Colour: Dorado mahogany, with syrupy nuances. Nose: Intense and aromatic, on a background of integrated and clean wood. Memories of bergamot, fresh fruit and vanilla. Palate: Soft, fleshy and warm with a nice creamy mouthfeel with a caramelized banana and vanilla touch with a smooth finish.
Cocktail recipe: Cuba Libre
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Assemble ingredients in an ice filled hiball, squeeze three limes wedges, use a mint leaf for garnish.