Cruzan Single Barrel Rum
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Third time’s a charm with Cruzan. I’d previously tried Cruzan’s Estate Diamond and Blackstrap rums, and was rather unimpressed in both cases. But with Cruzan Single Barrel I finally see why Cruzan is a household name amongst rum enthusiasts.
Cruzan Single Barrel is sort of the “girl next door” of rums – more wholesome than exotic, yet spunky and intriguing nontheless. The flavor is smooth, sharp, and a little bit peppery. It goes down easy, and is probably one of the more approachable premium rums I’ve yet to experience. I’d definitely recommend it to newcomers – it’s unintimidating, but still packs enough flavor to be the real deal.
I will gladly revisit this rum when I’m exhausted from being bombarded by the complexities and hazards of so many other rums (harshness, various undertones, a metaphorical kick in the face), and wish to instead bask in the steady reassurance that THIS is a top-notch rum, plain and true.