Whiskey Dreams – Cruzan No. 9 Spiced Rum

I’v got a disclaimer about Cruzan rum, which might impact my evaluation of this spirit.

Many, many, years ago when I got married we spent a week in Saint Thomas. It is the first time I ever had Cruzan rum, and because it was an amazing trip, I have very fond memories of drinking Cruzan in just about everything while I was there.

It was a long time ago, and I’ve since stopped drinking most mixers and like my drinks over the rocks or with a touch of water added to open the flavors of whatever alcohols I’m drinking, and I just recently grabbed a bottle of Cruzan Spiced Rum mostly out of chance. It was on the top shelf and my back has been really bothering me lately.

Anyway, I bought a bottle of Cruzan Spiced Rum and was surprised just how much I enjoyed drinking what many consider to be a “budget” or cheaper rum. For the price, and for the memories it brings back, Cruzan has found a spot on my liquor shelf for a long time to come.

Given all the good memories Cruzan Spiced Rum has for me, the price, and the pleasant spices that come out on the tongue I’m giving this rum a 67/100.

Pros

  • Smooth
  • Cheap compared to some other premium rum brands.
  • The spices really come through, especially the allspice and vanilla, which I really enjoy.

Cons:

  • Faint after bite, just a hint of harshness on the tongue after sipping it straight.

BottleScorePrice
Bib & Tucker91$75 / 750ml
Angels Envy90$65 / 750ml
Old Forester 187080$55 / 750ml
Old Forester 189779$55 / 750ml
Michters US 1 Small Batch79$45 / 750ml
Yellowstone78$35 / 750ml
Basil Hayden's75$35 / 750ml
Eagle Rare 10 Year Old Bourbon75$35 / 750ml
Hirsch Small Batch74$35 / 750ml
Proper Twelve71$30 / 750ml
Teeling Whiskey70$50 / 750ml
Cruzan No. 9 Spiced Rum67$20 / 750ml
Four Roses Small Batch66$30 / 750ml
Beer Barrel Bourbon66$35 / 750ml
Gentleman Jack65$35 / 750ml
Kraken Rum64$25 / 750ml
Jefferson60$25/ 750ml
Elijah Craig57$27 / 750ml
Buffalo Trace55$25 / 750ml
Jack Daniels`51$25 / 750ml
Widow Jane45$70 / 750ml
Redemption40$30 / 750ml
Woodford Reserve30$13 / 50ml
Winchester Extra Smooth15$23 / 750ml
Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey10$20 / 750ml
Hill Billy9$20 / 750ml
Fireball5$18 / 750ml

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