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Cruzan Single Barrel Rum begins as an assortment of aged rums, distilled in column stills and ranging in vintage up to 12 years. After blending, the rum rests in a new oak barrel for an additional year before bottling. Each bottle of Cruzan Single Barrel rum is poured from only one barrel, which may increase color variance from batch to batch.
Cruzan Single Barrel rum is produced by the Nelthropp Family in St. Croix. The name ""Cruzan"" is derived from island's native population - the “Crucians."
This is the most go to rum in my bar. Works for a lot of mixed cocktails including two of my favorites- Rum Old Fashion and Rum Manhattan. This rum not only rates a spot on my top shelf but I also use it in my decanter as the house rum for our dinner parties.
I am an avid bourbon and rye drinker. I was recently on a cruise and decided to try one of their premium rums.
I happened on Cruzan and was surprised. It was sweeter then bourbon for sure, it was not subtle in many flavor areas. The nose was confusing, just so much going on, but the caramel, cherry, vanilla and molasses were evident.
The taste followed the nose and I enjoyed the punch of the caramel, almost tasted like an old fashioned.
The finish was sweet, almost like Dr. Pepper.
Rich in body, smooth, and wonderful aroma. No need for mixers, on the rocks or straight, amazing taste.
First timer with Cruzan Single Barrel Premium Extra Aged. Great deal at $11&change + tax@supermax in condado in a new upscale section dedicated to booze. Tried it neat & then wit & bit of lime. Smooth, good bodied, not overwhelming in any way. I recommend it favorably, great choice. Will repeat &substitute for one I have as regular. The aging is notable, pretty bottle with a cork top
Very good for the price nice vanilla and oak flavors
For me, this is a premium mixing rum, not a sipper. In my opinion, the best of the Cruzan line.
Very smooth. Great sipping Rum. Top Shelf. Would definitely buy this Rum again.
A gyönyörű külső ( díszdoboz + üveg ) végtelenül cool...pohárba töltés után betölti a szobát a virágos , gyümölcsös citrusos rum illat, fantasztikus éppúgy mint az íze, nemtúl édes ,gazdag, alkoholt alig érezni a szájban...sima, csak ajánlani tudom az ár/minőség szempontjából is ( én 22 euróért tudtam beszerezni még az öregebb hosszúnyakú flaskát ) Lecsengése picit rövidebb mint azt az ember elvárná ( ezért a mínusz egy pont ) de fincsi ;) egészségetekre !!
A nice oaky flavor that works well for sipping. One of my top three so far.
i originally got my hands on the 750ml bottle for ~38$ now they have the 1liter around where i live for 45.
Strong tobacco taste, was very smooth though so that was nice. overall a good sipper but compared to others in the same price range i would rather buy other rums.
if the 750ml was closer to 30$ i would buy it in a heartbeat. it mixed well with other rums but just straight rum and coke it wasnt very good.
id just stick to sipping it. doubt ill get a secondary bottle but its nice to always try everything once.
Good sipper. Nothing really stands out but a good rum to have on the shelf.
Great rich sweet smell, good flavours. Great straight or mixed
Nice Rum but has a bit of an edge even with a couple ice cubes.
Very good and rich. Pleasing straight up with hints of spice and caramel with zero burn. Yummy as a mixer with lime.
My review is for the old schooner style labeled bottle. I have not sampled recent bottles. This was a gift when it was rather new to the market several years back. The rum was very light, had a bit of wood in the finish and it's palate was toffee and caramel. The nose had a bit of alcohol on it but more vanilla and caramel. Just a bit of burn on the finish but nothing rough. Reminds me of Diplomatico Reserva, with just a bit more bite. Was one of my first sipping rums and it was a good one. Disappeared for some time in my area and has recently shown up again.
Having grown up in the US Virgin Islands - where all types of rums are available and affordable - most Cruzan rum, especially Single Barrel - outshines all of the "famous" brands. Mt. Gay, Bacardi, Appleton, Pusser's don't hold a candle. Cruzan, made on St. Croix - still has the flavor of the rich molasses without tasting like bitter or simply distilled sugar. Bacardi rums - all of them - are especially bad. By the way, you should update your picture - they changed the bottle a few years ago.
Not smooth enough finish for my liking.i prefer rum with no cola, on the rocks and even after the ice melts a bit, Cruzan single barrel doesn't lose its bite. I'm sure it'd be decent with cola.
I wasn't a fan of it neat. There are far better for $5 more. If i had another bottle i would probably mix with coke. It reminded me of a bourbon or Tennessee whiskey.
A unique flavour and aroma that is defined and pleasing.
It's an OK rum but given the price range and texture, Bacardi is easily the superior rum in this category. Beam can do better.
This is a very good rum but the quality does not justify the price.
Cruzan made a very interesting single barrel that is very versatile.
Slightly smoky and oaky notes with toffee vanilla finish
Golden colour hints at it's aging length/process (not too-too long or in too charred a barrel). This rum has a mild sweet smoky scent, along with an alcohol smell. It's a fairly strong tasting rum, with a hint of sweetness, that comes with a burn, and a kind of syrupy aftertaste. Alcohol taste too strong to use as a sipper, but definitely a good aged rum.
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