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Old 06-12-2010, 11:03 PM   #1
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Question Stunned at my palate's response to Ron Matusalem Gran Reserva

Zacapa 23 was my intro to premium rums after a friend gave me a small sample to try. I started to research it and came upon this fine site and also many other fine rums. Before cracking the seal on the first bottle of Ron Zacapa 23 that I OWNED, I purchased a bottle of Ron Matusalem Gran Reserva and started sipping it last night. I was a little shocked! It wasn't the profound experience I thought it should be. I found it a little thin, a little harsh, and while far and away better than any rum I have tried prior to the Zacapa, it seemed more like a Cognac than a rum. Maybe this is characteristic of the Cuban style?

At this moment, I am sipping the Zacapa to see if my memory of the previous sample was somehow in error, but no.. it remains a smooth blissful sipping experience...I am tasting some coffee in the finish that is new and wonderful.

Will give the Ron Matusalem another try. Maybe I just like the sweeter rums, and I can't wait to get my hands on some Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva!!

Is my rum palate terminally dysfunctional???

Last edited by Recluse; 06-12-2010 at 11:04 PM. Reason: took off the d in Gran
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