As well as its award-winning golden rums, Cruzan has recently launched various flavoured line extensions. The distillery has won many awards for its rum, including the title of 'World's Best Rum' in 2001 for Cruzan Estate Single Barrel.
The Cruzan Rum distillery was founded on St. Croix in the 1720s. St. Croix , the largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands, was once the richest sugar cane island in the West Indies. The people of St. Croix are called “Cruzans,” a name derived from the Spanish version of the island’s name, Santa Cruz , and the Virgin Islands ’ best-known product … Cruzan Rum.
Cruzan Rum has been produced by five generations of the Nelthropp family, who have distilled Cruzan Rum since the 1930s. Cruzan was purchased by Schenley Industries in 1963, but the Nelthropp family continues to oversee the Estate today. Cruzan Rum has since become one of the fastest growing spirits brands in the U.S. The Cruzan Rum Company is the only manufacturer of rum in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The Cruzan distillery in St. Croix is recognized for its handcrafted, ultra-premium rums, and has also recently introduced critically acclaimed, natural tasting flavoured rums. In fact, Cruzan flavoured rums have helped to accelerate Cruzan Rum’s recent surge in popularity.
The Cruzan Rum portfolio offers an extensive range of rums including Single Barrel rum, five-year Diamond Estate rum and traditional dark and light rums. Cruzan also offers several delicious tropical flavored rums, including Banana, Coconut, Mango, Raspberry, Vanilla, Orange and Pineapple.