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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."
Very nice rum. Tried it while visiting st. Croix. The atmosphere, view and taste was a great combination
This rum is a simple blend of aged rums with a pretty harsh burn. This rum was crafted to be mixed, or I believe that it was crafted to be mixed. Their isn't a lot of flavors to pick up on. I would say I can taste a bit of sweet surges. Their are bottles at the same price point that are 100 times better on the exact same price point such as Captain Morgan Private Stock.
Love this. Used primarily in Tiki drinks though I hear its a good sipper as well. A great rum for a great value.
Very good for the price, nice vanilla, molasses, and oak flavors. Smokey spicy sweet in all the right ways I really like this. Update: I just tried this again and I'm very impressed. I had it side by side with MGXO and I like it just as much if not more, it's noticeably sweeter and has more spice/funky like flavors than the former. For the cost of just $26.00 US it's exceptional, and really hard to beat for a "no sugar added" rum. I can't recommend it enough.Update 2: its sweeter and fruitier than any Bajan rum I've had lately, it gives that dry unsugared taste that I like but still satisfies the sweet craving that a rum like Doorly's sometimes can't. While I co tinue sipping it I realize it has all the delicious flavors of DonQ Anejo but in a way that is 3X as bold. The smoke, the fruit, the caramel, and the vanilla are all there. Delicious.
Update 3 10/2019- it's either not as good as it used to be or I cant enjoy anything not made by Foursquare now. Better straight than on the rocks. Feels kinda young and slightly bitter.
For me, this is a premium mixing rum, not a sipper. In my opinion, the best of the Cruzan line.
Very smooth. Great sipping Rum. Top Shelf. Would definitely buy this Rum again.
A gyönyörű külső ( díszdoboz + üveg ) végtelenül cool...pohárba töltés után betölti a szobát a virágos , gyümölcsös citrusos rum illat, fantasztikus éppúgy mint az íze, nemtúl édes ,gazdag, alkoholt alig érezni a szájban...sima, csak ajánlani tudom az ár/minőség szempontjából is ( én 22 euróért tudtam beszerezni még az öregebb hosszúnyakú flaskát ) Lecsengése picit rövidebb mint azt az ember elvárná ( ezért a mínusz egy pont ) de fincsi ;) egészségetekre !!
A good choice, it's strong, dry and full body. Too sharp for me.
i originally got my hands on the 750ml bottle for ~38$ 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.
Nothing exciting about this rum but nothing terrible. Another good choice for mixing, especially when hosting guests.
Good sipping rum that won't hurt the bank, also good for guests that cannot appreciate the top shelf rums in your collection. You know the type...has to mix it with coke and would make you a little homicidal if they reached for the good aged rum.
Larry Olmsted from Forbes reviews Cruzan Single Barrel rum
Cruzan Single Barrel rum review by Whisked Foodie