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This rum is just amazing for what it is,
For once its very cheap I think its like 10$ a fifth here, compared to morgan which is 17-18$.
Is it an AMAZING RUM with SUPER complexity, no.
But its an AMAZING staple rum. It sits well in ALL mixed drinks, its not over powering in its flavor, however it stands out and is very palatable. Oaky flavor with a good bit of vanilla. If you are someone who likes simple and good rums this is a must and probably your only.
Notes (too long did not read)
-Simple (can be a minus or plus)
-Vanilla Oakish Flavour
For an entry level, opening price point this is a quality rum. Just sweet enough, mellow easy. It's a lot of rum at a reasonable price.
OK, first the price - can't be beat. This is the best rum for the money and I'd take it over many more expensive rums. That said, it's not going to wow you with flavor, but it's not too sweet (which is my preference) and it is smoother than most for drinking on the rocks. Since Myers was my default rum, this has definitely replaced it!
This rum is light in body and in taste. Like drinking straight alcohol. Needs to be heavily mixed to be tolerable.
Typical rack liquor in the USVI. It gets a 7 because it not only taste better than Bacardi but its cheaper. The go to mixer is the best I can $ay.
Its fairly mellow, working great in mixed drinks. There is a nice sweet finish of molasses and vanilla. Also used this in an aged eggnog recipe with gosling's rum (as well as with whiskey and cognac) and the final product was superb.
Smooth body and finish for the price would definently buy again .. good for mixing too .
Not sure why to choose the white over this rum at the same price. Much better for classic mixing drinks. Holds up slightly higher in sipping also.
Cruzan Gold is my favorite all around rum, mainly for mixing. Smooth, flavorful, and nice aroma, without braking the bank. I have paid between $13 and $16 per 750 or liter, depending where I buy it. I make Mai Tais with Cruzan Gold and Coruba dark (see my review of Coruba). Not enough flavor, in my opinion, for sipping, as I like the darker rums for that, but not bad in a pinch, especially with an ice cube to mellow out the bite. Awesome with cola. It gets an 7 for being the best I've found so far in it's price range.
Good budget mixer. Slightly sweet, and drinkable.
Unfortunately I never tried this brand before they were bought by Beam Suntory. I have heard that it was better befoe the sale. At any rate not terrible as a mixer but not for sipping. My biggest complaint is the vanilla extract flavor. But if your going to a party were you just need to bring something not a bad choice. Be sure to bring the Coke as well.
This rum has a rummy, smooth flavor. It has some vanilla notes from the oak. It does taste pretty sweet, but in a good way.
Pretty good, smooth and polite drinker. Vanilla hints made this a surprisingly good rum.
For many years I've held the opinion that this bottling is ideal as a bar's standard gold/aged rum. Nothing special, just an American rum that is and inexpensive & decent.
Get the 1.75 for $18 when your mixing on a budget. Gold virgin island rums are pretty sparse but called out for classic tiki drinks such as Nui Nui, Penang Afrididi, Vicious Virgin, Port Au Prince.
Preferably use Cruzan’s Diamond or Single Barrel but this will suffice for a party or when you’ve already dulled your senses. As always fresh fruits go a long way in bumping up the cocktail.
fruity rum, enjoyed it with guavaberry juice outdoors during summertime in USVIs.
Difficult to have just one as it blends in with calypso snd tripicak setting very well
Sure has a lot less burn then Bacardi. This is a great sipping rum. Great on ice or straight.
Despite "AGED RUM" being so dominant on the label, this is only a 2-year old rum.
When you allow for this and factor in the very reasonable price this is very much a case of getting what you paid for, if not a little bit more.
The nose is subdued and not complex.
The rum is actually more smooth than expected for only a 2-year old.
The mouth feel is neither good nor bad and there is not much for lingering taste.
Drinkable on its own, however likely better suited as a mixer for most.
Certainly worthy of being included in the liquor cabinet for mixed drinks.
Rhum a petit prix 10$ us, meilleur que le bacardi. Excellent pour mélanger dans un rhum and coke. Goute beaucoup l'alcool, rien de complexe. Il faut mieux miser sur le Cruzan single barrel.
Purchased a bottle of Cruzan Gold Rum not expecting much from this 2 year old rum. I must say that it is much better than other similar low priced rum (Bacardi & Captain Morgan) but I would not consider this a sipping rum. Still, not bad for the price.
Update: Tried this rum again the next day and the taste is growing on me. This rum is dry and quite enjoyable on its own. Not a premium rum but tasty enough to keep a supply in my liquor cabinet.
I was looking for more aromatics in the nose, the mouth feel was flat and a little too alcohol forward for my taste. It had a fair taste but a short finish. Feels it might be good for a mixing drink. The bottle says aged rum but give no age information, which means it’s hardly aged at all.
Smells and tastes like alcohol. I thought rum was supposed to have flavor. Next pleeeze..!
Great for mixing, but also good for drinking neat
I personally love it, it has such sweet aroma and tasty, not too sweet at all, and the price is so cheap (13$)
But would I buy it again? Yes, if I need some budget mixing Rum or if I so broke I can't afford better Rum (for sipping only)
Best in mixed drinks or my wife’s rum cake. Somewhat variable in taste, bouquet and finish, at least to my palate. Decent value for the price.
Pretty simple rum with a bit of age. Almost always less than $15. Meant to be used as a mixer but I'll give sipping notes:
Bland, light, alcohol, no burn, grassy maybe but very little to say.
Heavier than expected from the light color. Spicy at first, a hint of clove or something going on, then sweet and syrupy an the back of the tongue. Sticks with you but in a kind of nice way.
Honestly had never tried this without mixing and it's surprisingly good. I feel that most people will be rating this rum on an absolute scale of best to worst but considering the price of this rum this really is a standout. Must have simply because it's so cheap, nice to sip and a great young dark rum with a bit of age and sophistication. Best you can buy for the price.