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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 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 almost 3 years ago by Anders from Denmark with 10 ratings

I visited the distillery on St. Croix and fell in love with cruzan. Sadly not the rum but the place. Whem I tasted this rum in yhe atmosphere of St. Croix it tasted very good but when i returned to Denmark and tasted it again it was a different story. This rum is the most non sweet rum i have tasted. To me its a bit of a cleanser. Sorry Cruzan

Posted almost 3 years ago by Cliff from United States with 8 ratings

A very versatile rum that is easy to share. Can be used with making more traditional cocktails or served on the rocks. A great starting rum for those interested in higher end aged rums.

Posted almost 3 years ago by Kim from Australia with 53 ratings

This is very similar to the Penny Blue but heaps cheaper. Nice oaky vanilla. Highly recommended I think this is an underrated Rum!! This one will have a permanent place in my cupboard if I can find places that stock it

Posted almost 3 years ago by Louie from Canada with 77 ratings

Has Tina by flavours if you really want to find out you need to do the swuirl test and you could be noting so many different flavours

Posted about 3 years ago by Chet from United States with 182 ratings

This is a drinkable rum. I like my rum neat but with this on it went the way of the rum n coke.

Posted about 3 years ago by Seb from Canada with 36 ratings

Ok sipping rum, probably better mixed (haven't tried), easy on the wallet. I'd put it in front of better rums when company's coming over.

Posted about 3 years ago by PTGarcia from United States with 23 ratings

Cruzan Single Barrel is one of my favorite rums. Very nice balance of molasses, oak and some other flavors as well. I feel the blend was a little better in the old schooner bottling, but still enjoy the current shorter bottle very much. Still a smidge harsh on the finish or I would give it a 10.

Posted about 3 years ago by WJanyk from Canada with 5 ratings

This is a medium body rum with a slight alcohol bite but far from harsh, was given a bottle last year and have been buying it ever since. For anyone newer to rums this is worth it's price $43 cdn. I think this is the best value in our stores today. Okay to mix but why waste it with pop, enjoy straight or on the rocks.

Posted over 3 years ago by Steen gottlieb from Denmark with 11 ratings

Very nice rum. Tried it while visiting st. Croix. The atmosphere, view and taste was a great combination

Posted over 3 years ago by Joseph Blossman from United States with 40 ratings

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.

Posted over 3 years ago by michael from United States with 44 ratings

Love this. Used primarily in Tiki drinks though I hear its a good sipper as well. A great rum for a great value.

Posted over 3 years ago by Bob from United States with 72 ratings

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, 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 continue 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. Update: 4/2020- found an older bottle with black label and its really sweet and delicious.

Posted over 3 years ago by Wayne Upton from United States with 136 ratings

For me, this is a premium mixing rum, not a sipper. In my opinion, the best of the Cruzan line.

Posted over 3 years ago by Patrick from Canada with 30 ratings

Very smooth. Great sipping Rum. Top Shelf. Would definitely buy this Rum again.

Posted over 3 years ago by kventin from Hungary with 28 ratings

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 !!

Posted over 3 years ago by Tomy from Romania with 388 ratings

A good choice, it's strong, dry and full body. Too sharp for me.

Posted over 3 years ago by Teufel9000 from United States with 16 ratings

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.

Posted over 3 years ago by Chris from Canada with 21 ratings

Good sipper. Nothing really stands out but a good rum to have on the shelf.

Posted over 3 years ago by Denis from Canada with 11 ratings

Great rich sweet smell, good flavours. Great straight or mixed

Posted over 3 years ago by Steve from United States with 2 ratings

Nice Rum but has a bit of an edge even with a couple ice cubes.

Posted almost 4 years ago by Lawson from United States with 56 ratings

Very good and rich. Pleasing straight up with hints of spice and caramel with zero burn. Yummy as a mixer with lime.

Posted almost 4 years ago by wlr75 from United States with 24 ratings

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.

Posted almost 4 years ago by Nisan Jaffee from Israel with 14 ratings

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.

Posted almost 4 years ago by Derek Nelson from United States with 10 ratings

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.