Matusalem & Co.

Status:
Operational

Established:
1872

Owner:
1872 Holdings International LLC

Capacity:
Not supplied

Visitor Policy:
Not generally accessible

Tel:
Not supplied

Website:
View website

Address:
Santiago de los Caballeros,
Dominican Republic

Matusalem was originally founded in 1872 in Santiago de Cuba. Unfortunately, the death of one of the founders, Don Claudio Álvarez LeFebre, and his son, Claudio Álvarez Soriano, was the start of problems for Matusalem. Shortly after this came the nationalisation of the distillery under Castro. Members of the family fled Cuba, but rather than set about distilling their rum in a new home, they argued among themselves as to who owned the brand.

Twenty years of litigation later, in 1995 Claudio Álvarez Salazar, great-grandson of the founder, won an out of out-of-court settlement after litigating for control of the company and became its president. Matusalem Rum was re-launched in 2002 and is now produced in the Dominican Republic (we believe by J. Armando Bermúdez & Co.) and bottled in Lawrenceburg, Indiana by Proximo Spirits.

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