Look behind the first bar you walk into after you have landed on St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands
and you will know without a doubt what the island’s rum
is. Cruzan is the only distillery on the island (although by 2011 bulk rums for Captain Morgan will also be distilled there) and the locals take a certain pride in that fact. Every bar I visited had Cruzan cocktails on the menu, Cruzan rums in the well and a stock of every bottling the distillery produces ready and waiting. I have never seen such a concentration of one brand.
To date (2009) Cruzan Rum is producing 15 rums including a Single Barrel Estate, 151 Proof, Black Strap, Light Two Year and Dark Two Year; tropical flavors that include banana, black cherry, citrus, coconut, guava, mango, pineapple, raspberry and vanilla and a decadent Rum Cream. If we weigh out the quality, craftsmanship, family values, versatility and mixability, the line of Cruzan Rums is impressive.
Visit the Cruzan Rum Website