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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."
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.
Bon rhum qui se prend bien avec du perrier ou cola
Lighter in color. A bit mellow on the palate but still a nice sipper.
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".
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: http://whiskeyapostle.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/cruzan-single-barrel-rum-new-bottle-176x394-176x394.png
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!
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
I liked this rum with cola. And a squeeze of fresh lime.
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.
Larry Olmsted from Forbes reviews Cruzan Single Barrel rum
Cruzan Single Barrel rum review by Whisked Foodie