Established in 1872 in Santigao de Cuba and an icon of Cuba’s golden age of cocktails, Ron Matusalem has been producing rums to the same family recipe for over 140 years.
Following exile from La Revolución Cubana in 1959, the rum has since been produced and aged in the Dominican Republic.
Matusalem are pioneers of using the Spanish Solera system of aging their rums, a method usually used to mature sherry and fortified wines. The house is rightly renowned for their collection of complex, velvety-smooth spirits, each expression a showcase of their Master Blender’s skill and expertise.
The name ‘Matusalem’ was chosen as a reference to “Methuselah,” The Old Testament patriarch who is said to have lived for 969 years, reflecting the house’s respect of the aging process.
Matusalem was founded in 1872 by Spanish brothers Benjamin and Eduardo Camp and partner Evaristo Alvarez, inspired to open a rum distillery which would specialize in the distillation and blending principles of Spanish wine, sherry and brandy.
With the onset of the Cuban revolution in 1959, the family were exiled to the Dominican Republic. Bringing their finely-honed systems and production methods, Matusalem successfully re-established the brand and continue to produce their portfolio of award-winning rums today, overseen by Claudio Alvarez, descendent of founder Everisto Alvarez.