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Cruzan Single Barrel rum

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."

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Posted almost 4 years ago by Rob from United States with 50 ratings

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.

Posted almost 4 years ago by Michael Regular from Canada with 36 ratings

A unique flavour and aroma that is defined and pleasing.

Posted about 4 years ago by Dante from United States with 1 rating

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.

Posted about 4 years ago by Russ from United States with 85 ratings

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.

Posted about 4 years ago by tim from United States with 57 ratings

Slightly smoky and oaky notes with toffee vanilla finish

Posted about 4 years ago by Mark from Canada with 59 ratings

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.

Posted about 4 years ago by Jonny RumBallz from United States with 4 ratings

Nothing exciting about this rum but nothing terrible. Another good choice for mixing, especially when hosting guests.

Posted about 4 years ago by Morwin from United States with 14 ratings

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.

Posted about 4 years ago by Pat Bou from Canada with 92 ratings

Bon rhum qui se prend bien avec du perrier ou cola

Posted about 4 years ago by Toast from United States with 39 ratings

Lighter in color. A bit mellow on the palate but still a nice sipper.

Posted over 4 years ago by Martin Kennedy from Australia with 194 ratings

My bottle was the older design bottle with the schooner on the front and a nice wooden cork. Straw colour , almost whisky like in appearance . A bit astringent up front but settles down quite quickly. Sips fine but has a taste i just dont recognize ? Not too sweet which is fine. This rum makes an outstanding rum'n'coke , quite expensive and hard to get in the "Land of the long white cloud".

Posted over 4 years ago by Beukeboom from United States with 305 ratings

First off, in the interest of full disclosure, my bottle doesn't look anything like the bottle pictured here although it's the same rum. My bottle, for whatever it's worth, is more short and wide with a wide opening and shoulders. Here's a pic online:

Looking online there seems to be at least three variants of bottles and labels for this rum. This can be confusing. Appleton changed labels on me and I ended up duplicating rums.

But I digress...

There are brands of rum that I just don't have very high expectations. Cruzan is one of them. Mostly inexpensive rums grouped in together with other inexpensive rums of dubious quality. I decided on getting this one since it is "single barrel" and according to the label it consists of "select rums aged 5-12 years, expertly blended, and aged again in a single American oak barrel".

Wait a second....

Wouldn't that be TWO barrels?

Okay...nitpicking aside, at least they put some sort of age description on the bottle albeit to me a bit misleading. Fine print.

Anyway...I digress again...

Back to the rum.

First off the color is a beautiful deep amber. Nice aroma with a little bit of alcohol sting. The flavor starts off somewhat sweet...not too bad...I taste vanilla and butterscotch in it before the burn hits. There is evidence of the oak but not as much as I expected. Not a bad rum. So close to qualifying as a sipping rum. Maybe if were allowed to age for about 5 more years. However it is a solid mixing rum. Surprisingly good from Cruzan. Good job, folks!

Posted over 4 years ago by 2.ooohhh from United States with 42 ratings

My bottle of Cruzan single barrel has a warm buttery start, with as light peppery burn on the finish. pretty good at it's pricepoint

Posted over 4 years ago by Stabby from Canada with 68 ratings

I liked this rum with cola. And a squeeze of fresh lime.

Posted over 4 years ago by craig72 from Canada with 42 ratings

this rum has a taste quality that eludes me for personal enjoyment - is it dill, I taste or smell? Whatever it is, I just can't quite get into this one. Not for me, but as I've said elsewhere before - taste is personal/subjective, so to each his/her own.

Posted over 4 years ago by Clint from United States with 12 ratings

This is a great golden rum. Very smooth for 80 proof.

Posted over 4 years ago by Pascal from Canada with 181 ratings

Vraiment bon comme rhum. Il surprend par rapport au prix. Son odeur de miel est complexe. Vieilli 5 ans il surpasse plusieurs rhum de même age.

Posted over 4 years ago by Kristof from Belgium with 36 ratings

Not quite what I expected and not very complex... Might be better suited as a mixer.

Posted over 4 years ago by David from Germany with 74 ratings

Very (too?) spicy and a little bit of sweetness. For those who like a strong rum. Probably great for mixing as well.

Posted almost 5 years ago by Nick from United States with 54 ratings

not very sweet, finishes nice, good for mixing or on the rocks

Posted about 5 years ago by Eric Montgomery from United States with 23 ratings

Light and smooth nose. Thin, Light taste with a small burn. Nothing that really stands out about this rum. Light to medium oak.

Posted about 5 years ago by Surfyguitar from United States with 56 ratings

Dryer and harsher than I prefer for sipping but add an ice cube and enjoy the complexity.

Posted over 5 years ago by bill from United States with 88 ratings

This is my favorite. The price is very reasonable for a rum this good. A must try.

Posted over 5 years ago by thefatrumpirate from United Kingdom with 122 ratings

If slight uninspiring Bajan style aged rum. Great value