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." For three generations through various change in corporate ownership the distillery has been managed by the Nelthropp family. V&S was sold to Pernod Ricard of France in 2008 but Pernod Ricard has announced that their plans are that the rum remains a product made in St. Croix under the management of the Nelthropps.
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 Single Barrel: aged up to 12 years.
The winner of the title "World's Best Rum" at the 2000 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
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 Mango Mojito
1 part Cruzan Mango Rum
4 chunks of fresh mango
A dash of fresh lime juice
A splash of simple syrup
4-6 mint leaves
Muddle mint and mango chucks with simple syrup in
a tall glass. Add lime juice, Cruzan Mango Rum and
ice. Stir, and top with club soda. Garnish with a