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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."
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Often find single barrel rums to be a bit one dimensional, but this one is very well balanced and a great price.
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.
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 ;))
"Larry Olmsted from Forbes reviews Cruzan Single Barrel rum"
"Cruzan Single Barrel rum review by Whisked Foodie"
It’s very little and slightly floral with hints of fruit. It’s very light, pleasant and well balanced. .
"The rum is nice, it is well balanced with a nice mouthfeel. It offers little by way of alcohol burn and has a relatively long but inoffensive finish."
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