Cruzan Rum Distillery, St. Croix
Cruzan Rum Distillery, St. CroixRum is the Caribbean’s signature spirit, its production documented in the region since colonial times. Just as there are dozens of varieties of rum, Caribbean travelers can select from a wide variety of rum distillery tours. The one offered at Cruzan Rum Distillery highlights the rum-making prowess of the 19th-century Nelthropp family, considered Cruzan rum royalty by many. The Nelthropp family endeavored to craft a spirit incorporating the "warm, tropical breezes that circulate through the open-air warehouses of the distillery.” A sip after your tour will allow you to judge whether they managed to capture St. Croix in a bottle.
Drink Like a Crucian at the Cruzan Rum Distillery
Taste History at The Cruzan Rum Distillery
Cruzan Rum Distillery
Sugar never tastes so good as when it's distilled into rum. And a visit to the Cruzan distillery, founded in 1760, is not only a treat, it's an island classic. The same family has been producing this rum for eight generations. Guided visits weave through the factory's operations, past bubbling liquids and wooden casks, with guides explaining the spirit-making process from distilling to bottling. Tours conclude with sample cocktails, and purchased bottles can be packed for travel.