Cruzan Single Barrel Estate Rum
- SP Wine Spectator
- WE Wine Enthusiast
- VN Vinous
- RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
- ST Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
- OT Other Review Service
- Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
- Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
- * as rated by our staff
96 pts. Beverage Testing Institute: May 28, 2008
Deep amber color. Vibrant dimensional aromas of buttery praline, cocoa, dried pineapple, and lush brown spices. A silky entry leads to a rich, lightly sweet medium-full body of toasted coconut, banana, fig, toffeed nuts, and brown spice flavors. Finishes with a long, smooth vanilla mousse fade. Delicious and expertly crafted.
96 pts. Beverage Testing Institute: June 5, 2002
Deep amber. An intense nose of pickling spices, dill, and cedar. A silky entry leads to a very smooth, oily, dry, medium body with intense Christmas spice, praline, tropical fruit, and oak elements that linger on the finish. An outstandingly complex and flavorful rum with a Cognac-like profile.
F. Paul Pacult’s Spirit Journal: July 1, 2001
This gorgeous beauty displays a deep bronze/topaz sheen that reflects the light — absolute purity; the opening whiff picks up mature, if delicate, fragrances of nut butter and mild oak — with time in the glass, the middle stage passes detect a sophisticated bouquet that’s gradually opening up, offering added scents of baked pear, pie crust, and brown sugar — the fourth sniffing finds moderate lessening of potency, but still a solid, elegant, and mature bouquet; the palate entry is mildly sweet, medium textured, and rich in brown sugar flavor — the midpalate displays married flavors of sweet oak, nut butter, and brown sugar; the finish is medium-long.
Saveur: September 1, 2011
With its creamy mouth-feel and vanilla scent, this approachable blend of aged Virgin Islands rums just might convert non-rum drinkers. Not only that, but it’s a bargain (so much so that mixologists have started using it in drinks).
Wine Enthusiast: August, 2009
One of the intriguing things about Cruzan Single Barrel Estate Rum is that it’s drawn from a single cask and when it’s gone, that’s it. This all-world performer from St. Croix is a blend of well-aged triple-distilled rums. After blending, the rum is placed in heavily charred oak barrels for further maturation and no batch is bottled until a panel of tasters deem it ready for release. During its stay in wood the rum acquires a palate of butterscotch, spice and vanilla with a hint of smoke on the satiny finish.