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Whether you call them, clear, silver, white or simple 'see through' how do you drink them?


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Old 12-21-2009, 06:21 PM   #11
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Oh yeah, they also had a different Cruzan Aged Light that didn't say 14 months. It said a year.... I know, only 2 months less but....

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I haven't seen that one yet. Last month I was in NY and caught up with Gary Nelthropp, the president and distiller at Cruzan. Now that you've got some Cruzan rum in your glass, you might be interested in the interview I did with him. Just scroll down below the interview with David Morrison.
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Old 12-21-2009, 06:49 PM   #12
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I'm a big fan of the Cruzan light, though I still default to the El Dorado 3 Year Old for white rums when possible.
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Old 12-22-2009, 10:04 AM   #13
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It may not be the best thing you ever had, but it is most certainly worth $15 - and you get a great re-usable bottle for bar syrups, etc!
Well, I spent some time with the Oronoco last night and I think your summary is dead on. It's good. Quite good. Very smooth. Light and easy to drink. Not overly serious or complex but a nice, easy drink.

I actually didn't get much vanilla out of it (some but not like a couple of my favorite bourbons). There is an odd undercurrent that seems to come from woody notes (but not the charred oak I'm used to - something else). Does anyone else get that?

Would I buy another bottle for $40? Probably not. But for $15 it's definitely worth keeping on the bar.

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I haven't seen that one yet.
Gary addressed it in your interview. He says the label says one year but it's actually a blend of 14-24 mo.... I'll have to try the newer expression.

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Last month I was in NY and caught up with Gary Nelthropp, the president and distiller at Cruzan.
That's a good interview. He's very personable.

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I still default to the El Dorado 3 Year Old for white rums when possible.
I'll have to try that one.

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"Gary addressed it in your interview. He says the label says one year but it's actually a blend of 14-24 mo...."

Owing to my 'connection' with St. John,USVI, Cruzan Estate Light has been my 'house' white rum for a number of years. So, is there a difference in aging between the 'old' 2yr and 'new' one year ? (One would think that the 2 year had rums at least two years old.....) If so, I wonder what Cruzan's reasoning was for a younger bottling of their Estate Light.

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"Gary addressed it in your interview. He says the label says one year but it's actually a blend of 14-24 mo...."

Owing to my 'connection' with St. John,USVI, Cruzan Estate Light has been my 'house' white rum for a number of years. So, is there a difference in aging between the 'old' 2yr and 'new' one year ? (One would think that the 2 year had rums at least two years old.....) If so, I wonder what Cruzan's reasoning was for a younger bottling of their Estate Light.

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Don't know if it wasn't more a product of a need than a choice. Cruzan has been doing extremeley well with US Sales; maybe they just could not afford to age their rums as long as they wanted to to keep up with demand.5
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Don't know if it wasn't more a product of a need than a choice. Cruzan has been doing extremeley well with US Sales; maybe they just could not afford to age their rums as long as they wanted to to keep up with demand.5
That's an interesting thought; also, I preferred their previous packaging.
All this being, said, its still and excellent product. All of the Cruzan rums are incredibly inexpensive in the USVI, and they rule the mixed drinks market there.


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While probably less available, the Sunset Light Rum from St. Vincent and the Grenadines is a bargain, less expensive than Bacardi, though I prefer their Captain Bligh Gold Rum myself.
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While probably less available, the Sunset Light Rum from St. Vincent and the Grenadines is a bargain, less expensive than Bacardi, though I prefer their Captain Bligh Gold Rum myself.

A few months ago, I went to a charity event that had a table hosted by
the distributors of those St. Vincent rums. They were quite good;unfortunately, they are not found in the Virginia ABC stores (They have a rather pathetic selection of quality rum vs., say vodka....). So it will have to wait until I make into DC and get to Ace Beverages and see if they have it (I also will get a bottle of Angostura 'Royal Oak' so I can replicate some classic Trader Vic cocktails that called for 'Siegert's Bouquet'). In the mean time, I'll just have to 'suffer' with Cruzan Light.

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Don't know if it wasn't more a product of a need than a choice. Cruzan has been doing extremely well with US Sales; maybe they just could not afford to age their rums as long as they wanted to to keep up with demand.5
If the proposed expansion in capacity of Cruzan takes hold then perhaps they will be able to lay down some stocks for further ageing.
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That's part of the plan. It's difficult to put more rum away when you don't have the production capacity to do so.
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