Rum - Dark

Cruzan Black Strap Navy Traditional Rum

From: Virgin Islands (U.S.) Liquor Review Category: Dark Rum

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Tier 3
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San Francisco World Spirits Competition

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Beverage Testing Institute

  • 2009
  • 2010

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Cruzan Rum Distillery is located on St Croix and recalls the time from Christopher Columbus's "discovery" of the islands and the naming of the natives as crucians after the name of the island. This eventually became the name "cruzan." The distillery was founded in 1706 and had a variety of owners. The label is pronounced "CREW-shun" (not "crew-ZAN") after the native Crucians of St Croix. 

Cruzan Black Strap navy rum is their take on the traditional navy rum--which means a heavier, darker rum that recalls the rationing of rum aboard British naval vessels. Cruzan describes it as a "molasses flavored rum and suggest it in mai tais and other tropical drinks.

Rabble Reviews

This bottle has 6 ratings and 6 reviews.
Tango Tango (53) (2016-08-04)
Cruzan Black Strap Rum overwhelming nose , taste , and finish of blackstap molasses. Beachbum Barry was correct it is only good in punches in a small amount.
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Maximilliano V. Maximilliano V. (3) (2015-06-08)
Cruzan Black Strap Rum is a very curious, unusual thing. This very well may be the rum that launches Cruzan from being a bottom-of-the-barrel well rum, to a true top-shelf contender. Aside from it's pitch black, murky color and intoxicating molasses-based aromas, this is a very ambitious and bold rum indeed. Ostensibly a mixing rum, it works wonders with Coke, ginger beer, morning coffee, or any kind of signature tiki cocktail where you want to add some funk to your drink. The nose on this rum is an assault on your senses - there are as much as 10 different things going on at the same time . I am so pleased that Cruzan (for the first time in history) has come out with a truly viable and unique product. Move aside Myers's, there's a new kid on the block!
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Allan Allan (160) (2014-01-06)
I'm pretty new to dark rums but if this is what they are about I like them. The nose is pure strong molasses. Such a wonderful smell you could imaging pouring over pancakes or biscuits in the morning.With a rich fullbodied flavor I can't imagine this isn't going to be a popular mixer; but it is wonderful sipped a little at a time. Just don't expect the sweetness you smell to reach your tounge. The flavor is still lingering molasses but with a strong barrel flavor that blends in nicely.  
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Dakota Dakota (136) (2013-08-14)
5 stars
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monkeyxx monkeyxx (40) (2013-02-05)
Float a little on top of a Mai Tai for heaven. Makes the perfect Dark and Stormy. I love this stuff! Mixes better than Kraken, but, on the rocks I might want Kraken since it's not quite as sweet and in-your-face.
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glenn67 glenn67 (5) (2012-04-03)
This is not for the faint of heart. It is a wild Rum that is stout and very tastey. After a bottle of this you might want act like a pirate.
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