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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 6 years ago by Mike from United States with 30 ratings

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.

Posted over 3 years ago by Tim from United States with 7 ratings

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.

Posted about 5 years ago by Antonio from Puerto Rico with 1 rating

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

Posted over 3 years ago by Stephen from United States with 10 ratings

Top of the line for the St. Croix brand. Nice taste. Not too sweet. Not as smooth as of the other high end aged rums but not harsh either. Bottle as changed. Usually a good bargain at Total Wine.

Posted over 3 years ago by Mo McGurk from United States with 159 ratings

A nice oaky flavor that works well for sipping. One of my top three so far.

Posted almost 2 years ago by Cory Wid from United States with 80 ratings

An honest brand, which I like very much. I usually prefer the heaviness of a pot-still rum, but a light column-still rum like this can be quite enjoyable.
Light, as I had mentioned. Nice smooth vanilla accents, quite mild and pleasant. Nothing dramatic or showy, just very well balanced and delicate. I'd have it neat.

Posted about 3 years ago by Jagsroy (PREMIUM) from Canada with 153 ratings

Having read some unfavourable reviews I was a little hesitant to buy this bottle, which retails for $40 (CAD) in my area. Those who prefer sweet rum probably won't appreciate this rum as much as I did. I found Cruzan Single Barrel to be well balanced and simply delicious.

UPDATE (2018-02-23): Have tried many different rums since I first purchased CSB, Recently opened another bottle as I hadn’t sampled this rum for over 6 months and as I said above, it is delicious. More an 8.5 rating than 8. Definitely will be keeping a supply of this rum on hand.
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UPDATE (2018-06-28): I keep going back to this Rum and find it very dry but also simply delicious. In my opinion this rum is very undervalued and deserving of a 9 rating.

Posted over 3 years ago by Oliver from Canada with 4 ratings

Wonderful with a cube or two. Complex flavours that get better as the cubes melt.

Posted almost 5 years ago by B from United States with 23 ratings

Straight out of the bottle and into the glass I'd say it's a 7/10. You give it around 45mins-1hour and you have something beautiful here.

Posted 17 days ago by Hotvw1 from Canada with 37 ratings

I have about 2-3 bottles of this at one time. It’s amazing with coke. I have some here I have some at the lake house.

Posted over 1 year ago by torgo from United States with 12 ratings

Picked up a bottle on a whim and ended up surprised. Not too much of an alcohol punch, and easy on the way down. Lacks in body in my opinion, reminds me of a young-ish agricole. The nose is nice and sweet, light oakiness.

Would absolutely sip this, I don't think it needs to be relegated to a mixer.

Posted almost 3 years ago by Rene Rum from Switzerland with 342 ratings

Schönes oranges Gold im Glas.
In der Nase sehr fruchtige (Mandarinen, Grapefruit, grüner Apfel) Holztöne.
Im Gaumen ein nicht sehr komplexer Früchtebrei, etwas Vanille, etwas Kräuter, etwas Holz.
Im Abgang fruchtig, würzig, holzig.
Ein Rum für alle Tage, sicher auch ganz nett zum mixen.

Beautiful orange gold in the glass.
In the nose very fruity (tangerine, grapefruit, green apple) wood tones.
In the palate a not very complex fruit porridge, some vanilla, some herbs, some wood.
On the palate fruity, spicy, woody.
A rum for all days, certainly also nice to mix.

Posted almost 3 years ago by Tom from United States with 231 ratings

Wonderful sipper with an ideal price point to match! Easy rum to find and at $35 a bottle, this rum offers an opportunity for anyone to be introduced to a nice rum enjoyed neat or mixed. Smooth and flavorful... well done St. Croix and Cruzan distillery!

Posted almost 4 years ago by Justin from United States with 1 rating

Rich in body, smooth, and wonderful aroma. No need for mixers, on the rocks or straight, amazing taste.

Posted about 4 years ago by Ryan from United States with 33 ratings

This is a great rum. a lot more then I expected. It has a full flavor and I like the true taste from the single barrel. I'm very happy with this and continue to go to it

Posted over 5 years ago by nomad from United States with 125 ratings

Somewhat complex, slightly dry, yet well suited as a mixer. While sippable , I always seem to reach for something else. Good, but not great.

edited to add sugar test results- 0g

Posted almost 6 years ago by Charles M from United Kingdom with 126 ratings

Here in the UK it used to be something like 37.5% ABV but it is now at 40%. While I usually prefer my rums at 40%, I think that the 37.5% was the better drink. The oak tones used to be more pronounced, especially on the nose. However, while the nose is more spirity (as naturally the palate is as well) the oak is still plain to see on the palate. But while I like the bite to it, I have to be in the right mood and there are plenty of other rums out there that are smoother and ultimately easier to drink. I like it, but it could be better.

Posted 3 days ago by Anthony C from United States with 100 ratings

Great for someone taking their plunge into better rums!

Posted 6 days ago by Jimmy Cliff from United States with 12 ratings

This rum is a bit lighter golden color than I typically prefer, but I like to try a bottle every 2-3 months and often have a bottle on my shelf. I think of single barrel a bit more like scotch or bourbon. Not a sweet as most rums not as dry as most scotches. It has lingering depth but sometimes I feel it’s got a bit of a bite. I think it deserves a solid 7.

Posted 30 days ago by Dave Talkington from United States with 4 ratings

Mixes OK with cola. Kind of a weird aftertaste at first. But after it mellows a bit, quite tasty.

Posted 2 months ago by Djgross144 from United States with 29 ratings

I picked this up at the distillery on St Croix. Pretty good, though like some other rums better. Most of their other rums are inexpensive. Better than the mass produce Captain Morgan.

Posted 4 months ago by frozen from Canada with 10 ratings

Great sipper. I usually prefer a heavier pot still rum but this is a fine example of just how enjoyable the lighter flavours of column still rum can be.

Affordable too here in BC, Canada

Posted 5 months ago by Alabamacoffeebean from United States with 1 rating

The rum is sweet with a woody, nutty, and caramelly aroma. I’m not sure how to label the nuttiness? Hazelnut?

Without ice, the rum is woody, caramelly, and slightly sweet, but the sweetness isn’t overbearing. It’s slightly harsh with a bit of a burn to it, but it’s not overtly so or offputting, imo

A single small cube of ice from my freezer toned down the harshness as it melted. The sweetness seems to move to the forefront, and a caramel-like flavor becomes more prominent.

I think it’s a really good rum, and it’s one I’d like to keep around

Posted 5 months ago by Hanreb1 from United States with 8 ratings

Adequate for cocktailS but not special. Good price but there are much better sipping rums.