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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.
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
A good straight up rum at a good price.
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 ;))
A nice sipping rum that is easily available in the PA stores. A nice change of pace to have.
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.
Like this bottle
Maybe a tad overpriced, but a fantastic sipping rum.
Larry Olmsted from Forbes reviews Cruzan Single Barrel rum
Cruzan Single Barrel rum review by Whisked Foodie