Cruzan Single Barrel rum

Cruzan Single Barrel

Virgin Islands, U.S. | Aged

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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Jagsroy (PREMIUM) 🇨🇦 | 251 ratings
Posted 12 months ago

Having read some unfavourable reviews I was a little hesitant to buy this bottle, which retails for $40 (CAD) in my area. Those who prefer sweet rum probably won't appreciate this rum as much as I did. I found Cruzan Single Barrel to be well balanced and simply delicious.

UPDATE (2018-02-23): Have tried many different rums since I first purchased CSB, Recently opened another bottle as I hadn’t sampled this rum for over 6 months and as I said above, it is delicious. More an 8.5 rating than 8. Definitely will be keeping a supply of this rum on hand.

UPDATE (21-10-21): While the bottle design has changed twice since I first tasted this rum I find little or no difference with the new bottle design. This is not a top ten rum but I simply really like the flavours and the fact that it is so dry. The low price just adds to the charm of this offering by Cruzan distillery. If I could I would score this rum 8.5 to 8.6. In my books I will always keep a number of Cruzan Single Barrel in my rum inventory.

DMG 🇺🇸 | 15 ratings
Posted over 1 year ago

The old label used to state rums aged 5-12 years. The new label appears to just say minimum of 5 years. I do not know if the blend has changed or if only the wording has changed, I still have bottles with the old label and that is what I have tried so far.

This is one of the best mixing rums that is still pretty nice when neat. I'd let it sit for 5 min or so after pouring, helps a lot imo. Bit of spice, vanilla, caramel, and smoother than you'd expect for the price.

This obviously isn't as good as El Dorado 15, Flor De Cana 18, etc but it gets the job done. Should be easy to find under $30, and at that price is definitely better than most lineup's 8 year offerings.

Hotvw1 🇨🇦 | 37 ratings
Posted over 2 years ago

I have about 2-3 bottles of this at one time. It’s amazing with coke. I have some here I have some at the lake house.

torgo 🇺🇸 | 12 ratings
Posted almost 4 years ago

Picked up a bottle on a whim and ended up surprised. Not too much of an alcohol punch, and easy on the way down. Lacks in body in my opinion, reminds me of a young-ish agricole. The nose is nice and sweet, light oakiness.

Would absolutely sip this, I don't think it needs to be relegated to a mixer.

Anders 🇩🇰 | 10 ratings
Posted 5 years ago

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

Rene Rum (PREMIUM) 🇨🇭 | 510 ratings
Posted 5 years ago

Schönes oranges Gold im Glas.
In der Nase sehr fruchtige (Mandarinen, Grapefruit, grüner Apfel) Holztöne.
Im Gaumen ein nicht sehr komplexer Früchtebrei, etwas Vanille, etwas Kräuter, etwas Holz.
Im Abgang fruchtig, würzig, holzig.
Ein Rum für alle Tage, sicher auch ganz nett zum mixen.

Beautiful orange gold in the glass.
In the nose very fruity (tangerine, grapefruit, green apple) wood tones.
In the palate a not very complex fruit porridge, some vanilla, some herbs, some wood.
On the palate fruity, spicy, woody.
A rum for all days, certainly also nice to mix.

Ryan 🇺🇸 | 33 ratings
Posted over 6 years ago

This is a great rum. a lot more then I expected. It has a full flavor and I like the true taste from the single barrel. I'm very happy with this and continue to go to it

nomad 🇺🇸 | 137 ratings
Posted over 7 years ago

Somewhat complex, slightly dry, yet well suited as a mixer. While sippable , I always seem to reach for something else. Good, but not great.

edited to add sugar test results- 0g

Charles M 🇬🇧 | 140 ratings
Posted 8 years ago

Here in the UK it used to be something like 37.5% ABV but it is now at 40%. While I usually prefer my rums at 40%, I think that the 37.5% was the better drink. The oak tones used to be more pronounced, especially on the nose. However, while the nose is more spirity (as naturally the palate is as well) the oak is still plain to see on the palate. But while I like the bite to it, I have to be in the right mood and there are plenty of other rums out there that are smoother and ultimately easier to drink. I like it, but it could be better.

Helena Tiare 🇸🇪 | 110 ratings
Posted over 8 years ago

I like this rum as a mixer, it´s flavorful and mixed in tropical and tiki drinks it shines.