I am enjoying the discussion and stories on Caribbean rum and I thought I would add my own . I was in St Croix in 1977 and went into a supermarket. They were having a promotional sale and in front of me was a stack of Cruzan white and dark rum for a $1.98 a bottle. At the time there was no tax on alcohol produced on the island. My friends and I stood there with our mouths open and then proceeded to dig out some dollars and quarters to buy several bottles. I can't remember much about how it tasted back then but I remember a beach ,some people, and some girls.....