Cruzan

Cruzan Rum is a rum producer located in Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Their distillery was founded in 1760 and claims the distinction of "the most honored rum distillery in the world." Weekday tours of the distillery in Frederiksted are given. Cruzan Rum is owned by Beam Global Spirits & Wines, INC., a subsidiary of Fortune Brands. For eight generations through various changes in corporate ownership the distillery has been managed by the Nelthropp family. The correct pronunciation is "kru-shun".

Cruzan Rum manufactures several varieties of rum, namely:

  • Cruzan Estate Light: aged two years.
  • Cruzan Estate Dark: aged two years, available in both 80- and 151-proof.
  • Cruzan Estate Diamond: aged five years.
  • Cruzan 151
  • Cruzan Single Barrel: aged up to 12 years.
  • Cruzan Clipper: an overproof amber rum.
  • Cruzan Tropical Rums - Available in raspberry, coconut, mango, vanilla, pineapple, banana, orange, black cherry, citrus, and guava.
  • Cruzan Rum Cream: a blend of Cruzan light rum, pure Irish cream, caramel, vanilla and other flavors.
  • Cruzan Black Strap: a traditional, heavier rum made from the blackstrap molasses of sugar cane, noted for its low content of fusel alcohol.

The distillery is also the largest supplier of American private and distributor label rum. Cruzan Rum also makes a pure cane distillate alcohol (in 189-proof), which can be found for sale in the medicine sections of many grocery stores in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Cruzan is one of two rum distilleries which, due to their place in American history, are part of the American Whiskey Trail.

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