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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 over 5 years ago by Brion from United States with 26 ratings

Didn't cut it for me. Could drink it straight, but too much burn and not enough flavor.

Posted over 5 years ago by Para from United States with 1 rating

Took me a minute to find the right listing on the site, my bottle is different (image attached)

This rum is slightly drier than Cruzan's normal dark rum ("aged"), but the oak is definitely more pronounced. I definitely enjoy this one, almost as much as the Mocambo 20 yr. Slightly sweet, but very enjoyable. Full recommendation, will be taking this to an upcoming convention to share!

Posted about 6 years ago by Helena Tiare from Sweden with 110 ratings

I like this rum as a mixer, it´s flavorful and mixed in tropical and tiki drinks it shines.

Posted about 6 years ago by Dustin Doran from United States with 79 ratings

Tannic and vegetal. A great cocktail primer.

Posted over 6 years ago by Trini Yank from Trinidad and Tobago with 41 ratings

Has some sweet, some smoke and lots of oak in there, so a lot more complexity than most aged rums, making it a great sipper. Would merit 8.5 on taste alone, but I like the new bottle, which is not pictured here. Finally, reasonably cheap if bought in the US where the molasses subsidies help it out.

Posted over 6 years ago by Tikihead from United States with 23 ratings

A pretty good sipper. In my opinion similar to bourbon. Not as sweet as most rums. An ice cube helps to mellow it out some. Decent flavor but not as rich and flavorful as others.

Posted over 6 years ago by Kevin from United States with 18 ratings

Harder to find. Excellent straight up or on the rocks. Can be used with cola, but would rather use something else as this us hard to get,

Posted over 6 years ago by larry johnson from United States with 26 ratings

nice smooth rum i like it with a little diet coke will be buying again when this bottle I got it in a different bottle

Posted over 6 years ago by jmp3 from United States with 88 ratings

A bit harsh straight, a drop of water helped.

Posted almost 7 years ago by Papa Bear from Canada with 16 ratings

I had to go all the way to Las Vegas to get a bottle of this , It was one of the first "fine" rums i ever had. I did have Cruzan white back in 1975 and it was not good. They've come a long way.

Posted about 7 years ago by JJ Geewax from United States with 36 ratings


Posted over 7 years ago by Dan Freeman from United States with 15 ratings

Great rum, think it should rate higher than a 7. Reasonable price too.

Posted over 7 years ago by Skulman from United States with 117 ratings

Nice smooth rum

Posted over 7 years ago by Todd Dunn from United States with 45 ratings

A good straight up rum at a good price.

Posted over 7 years ago by Bruce Jones from United States with 17 ratings

Pretty good

Posted over 7 years ago by RumSteve from United States with 15 ratings

My go-to rum back in the days. I like the older bottle design much better. This rum is great in flavor. Over-priced for the rums in this price category.

Produced from a blend of vintage rums which have been aged up to 12 years ( not entirely single barrel ;))

Posted over 7 years ago by MMihran from Canada with 27 ratings

Decent rum

Posted over 7 years ago by Don Tucker from United States with 194 ratings

A nice sipping rum that is easily available in the PA stores. A nice change of pace to have.

Posted over 7 years ago by Scott T from United States with 120 ratings

From the label on back:

Truly the Cruzan flagship. Cruzan Single Barrel Rum is a medium-to-full-bodied blend of vintage rums aged from 5 to 12 years—then aged in “new” oak casks for approximately one additional year—and sold in individually numbered bottles.

A true single barrel liquor comes from one barrel that has been aged the entire time, not a blend that has been aged one year - but then rum in general is pretty fast and loose with labelling.

Not a bad rum but nothing outstanding, decent flavor but too much wood for my preference. From what I have heard, not in the same class as the "Estate Diamond" it replaced. Yet another victim of Fortune Brands' takeover.

Posted over 7 years ago by Sly from Canada with 44 ratings

Like this bottle

Posted over 7 years ago by Yablo Dratch from United States with 26 ratings

Maybe a tad overpriced, but a fantastic sipping rum.

Posted over 7 years ago by kilderkin from United Kingdom with 22 ratings

Often find single barrel rums to be a bit one dimensional, but this one is very well balanced and a great price.