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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."
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.
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.
This is a great golden rum. Very smooth for 80 proof.
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.
Not quite what I expected and not very complex... Might be better suited as a mixer.
Very (too?) spicy and a little bit of sweetness. For those who like a strong rum. Probably great for mixing as well.
not very sweet, finishes nice, good for mixing or on the rocks
Light and smooth nose. Thin, Light taste with a small burn. Nothing that really stands out about this rum. Light to medium oak.
Dryer and harsher than I prefer for sipping but add an ice cube and enjoy the complexity.
This is my favorite. The price is very reasonable for a rum this good. A must try.
If slight uninspiring Bajan style aged rum. Great value
Didn't cut it for me. Could drink it straight, but too much burn and not enough flavor.
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!
I like this rum as a mixer, it´s flavorful and mixed in tropical and tiki drinks it shines.
Tannic and vegetal. A great cocktail primer.
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.
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.
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,
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
A bit harsh straight, a drop of water helped.
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.
Great rum, think it should rate higher than a 7. Reasonable price too.
Nice smooth rum
Larry Olmsted from Forbes reviews Cruzan Single Barrel rum
Cruzan Single Barrel rum review by Whisked Foodie