Two Spanish brothers, Benjamin and Eduardo Camp travelled from Spain to Europe to establish a distillery. In 1872 the brothers, along with their partner Evaristo Álvarez, founded the brand Matusalem in Santiago, Cuba. They combined their abilities and experiences in distilling and mixing with the process Solera, that was originally developed to produce wine, sherry, and brandy in Spain, to create a new and distinct rum.
Benjamin Camp, Eduardo Camp and Evaristo Álvarez
The name "Matusalem" refers to a specific aging process in which rum is subjected to in order to obtain unique flavours. It comes from the Spanish proverb "This is older than Matusalem". Methuselah is the patriarch that according to the Old Testament lived for 969 years.
The most sought after rum brand, after the Cuba Golden Years was Matusalem. It was distilled for the first time in Santiago, Cuba according to a secret recipe brought from Spain. It quickly received the name "The Cognac of the Rums". Today, the Matusalem family uses its legendary Solera process in it rum production. The rum is mixed by hand and aged in French oak barrels. The result of this process is Matusalem Gran Reserve, a distinctive rum of superior quality and smoothness.
After being forced to leave Cuba, the descendents of the original creators of Matusalem rum developed their art in the Dominican Republic and continued with the secret formula. Now, along with the Cuba Golden Years, Matusalem is considered one of the best rums of the world.
Matusalem Classic 10 Year Reserve is artisinally produced with fine rums aged in American oak barrels. It is subjected to the Solera process for 10 years which gives the rum a superior quality, a distinct flavour, and an exceptional smoothness.