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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."
***Note: This review is for Cruzan Single Barrel 5-12 Year Distiller’s Collection Rum***
I picked this one up after reading all of the glowing reviews, but it’s as one dimensional as you can get. The nose was fantastic. I uncorked it and let the bottle breathe for maybe a half hour before pouring over a single ice cube. The front end was very dry and peppery with a hint of cinnamon, but ended with a pretty rough burn with nothing behind it, to the point that I walked away from it for 15 minutes to let the ice completely melt. It opened it up a bit, but there just really wasn’t anything notable there on the flavor front outside of the peppery burn. I’ll keep it for mixed drinks and to give to my friends who show up empty-handed, but that’s about it. Very anti-climactic. I expected more.
I am an avid bourbon and rye drinker. I was recently on a cruise and decided to try one of their premium rums.
I happened on Cruzan and was surprised. It was sweeter then bourbon for sure, it was not subtle in many flavor areas. The nose was confusing, just so much going on, but the caramel, cherry, vanilla and molasses were evident.
The taste followed the nose and I enjoyed the punch of the caramel, almost tasted like an old fashioned.
The finish was sweet, almost like Dr. Pepper.
Straight out of the bottle and into the glass I'd say it's a 7/10. You give it around 45mins-1hour and you have something beautiful here.
First timer with Cruzan Single Barrel Premium Extra Aged. Great deal at $11&change + [email protected] in condado in a new upscale section dedicated to booze. Tried it neat & then wit & bit of lime. Smooth, good bodied, not overwhelming in any way. I recommend it favorably, great choice. Will repeat &substitute for one I have as regular. The aging is notable, pretty bottle with a cork top
Top of the line for the St. Croix brand. Nice taste. Not too sweet. Not as smooth as of the other high end aged rums but not harsh either. Bottle as changed. Usually a good bargain at Total Wine.
An honest brand, which I like very much. I usually prefer the heaviness of a pot-still rum, but a light column-still rum like this can be quite enjoyable.
Light, as I had mentioned. Nice smooth vanilla accents, quite mild and pleasant. Nothing dramatic or showy, just very well balanced and delicate. I'd have it neat.
Wonderful sipper with an ideal price point to match! Easy rum to find and at $35 a bottle, this rum offers an opportunity for anyone to be introduced to a nice rum enjoyed neat or mixed. Smooth and flavorful... well done St. Croix and Cruzan distillery!
Rich in body, smooth, and wonderful aroma. No need for mixers, on the rocks or straight, amazing taste.
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."
"Cruzan Single Barrel rum review by Whisked Foodie"
"Larry Olmsted from Forbes reviews Cruzan Single Barrel rum"
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