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Matusalem Anejo Rum

Matusalem Anejo Rum

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Matusalem Anejo Rum: A Deep Dive into a Dominican Classic 

The Matusalem Anejo Rum is a cornerstone of the Dominican rum tradition. This aged spirit boasts a rich flavour profile and smooth texture, making it a favourite among rum enthusiasts and cocktail connoisseurs alike. Here at The General Wine, we've delved deep into the world of Matusalem Anejo, exploring its unique characteristics and suggesting perfect serving methods to elevate your enjoyment.

A Storied Legacy

Matusalem's rum-making journey began in Cuba in 1912. Following the Cuban revolution, the brand relocated to the Dominican Republic, where it continues to craft its exceptional rums using time-honoured traditions.

The Matusalem Anejo Experience

Colour: The Matusalem Anejo pours a beautiful amber colour, hinting at the rich depths of flavour within. As you swirl it in the glass, the spirit displays a pleasing viscosity, indicating a luxurious texture.

Aroma: On the nose, the Matusalem Anejo offers a captivating bouquet of aromas. Rich notes of caramel and vanilla mingle with hints of oak spice, gleaned from its time spent ageing in oak barrels. Subtle whispers of dried fruit, such as raisin and prune, peek through, adding complexity to the profile.

Palate: The first sip of Matusalem Anejo is a revelation. The rum delivers a luxuriously smooth and velvety mouthfeel, coating the palate with its rich flavours. The initial sweetness of caramel and vanilla unfolds, giving way to deeper notes of oak, brown sugar, and hints of baking spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. The subtle dried fruit notes from the aroma resurface on the palate, adding a touch of elegance and depth.

Finish: The Matusalem Anejo lingers on the finish with a pleasant warmth. The caramel and oak notes remain prominent, joined by a touch of cocoa and a hint of peppery spice. This lingering finish invites you to savour the rum's complexity and leaves you wanting more.

Serving Suggestions

The versatility of Matusalem Anejo makes it perfect for enjoying neat, on the rocks, or as a base for delicious cocktails.

  • Neat: To fully appreciate the rum's nuanced flavour profile, savour it neat in a snifter glass. Allow the spirit to breathe for a few minutes before taking a sip, letting the aromas fully develop.
  • On the Rocks: For a slightly chilled and diluted experience, enjoy Matusalem Anejo on the rocks. Use large, clear ice cubes to minimise melting and preserve the rum's integrity.
  • Classic Cocktails:  Matusalem Anejo elevates classic cocktails. Here are two exceptional options:
    • Old Fashioned: Muddle a sugar cube with a dash of Angostura bitters in a rocks glass. Add a splash of water and 2 ounces of Matusalem Anejo. Stir gently with ice and garnish with an orange twist and a maraschino cherry.
    • Daiquiri: Combine 2 ounces of Matusalem Anejo, ¾ ounces fresh lime juice, and ¾ ounces simple syrup in a shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.

In Conclusion

Matusalem Anejo Rum is a testament to the Dominican Republic's exceptional rum-making tradition. Its smooth texture, rich caramel and oak notes, and hints of dried fruit make it a truly satisfying sipping experience. Whether enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or as part of a well-crafted cocktail, Matusalem Anejo promises to delight your taste buds. Visit The General Wine today and discover the depth and character of this remarkable rum.

 

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