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“Cruzan rum tour - nice short retreat”

Cruzan Rum Distillery
Ranked #1 of 14 Tours in Frederiksted
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The Cruzan Rum Distillery welcomes you to come visit our "Don't Hurry" atmosphere. Learn how to create delicious cocktails and relax island style! The Visitors' Pavilion houses the Gift Shop & Rum Boutique, in addition to our tasting bar. This guided walking tour takes you on the aromatic journey of turning molasses into rum at the only still functioning historic distillery site in the Virgin Islands. This is an outdoor walking tour that requires climbing stairs and possible uneven walking surfaces. We try to run our tours in either rain or shine, so be prepared for the weather conditions of the day. No matter the weather conditions, guests of legal drinking age will be rewarded with 2 sample cocktails at the conclusion of the tour. Low Season (May - October) hours are 9 - 5 pm, Monday to Friday, and 10 - 2 pm on Saturdays. We are open on Sundays, 10 - 2 pm, when a cruise ship is in port. During High Season we open every Sunday. Tours leave every 30 minutes from the top of the hour. The last tour departs an hour before closing. Cash is not accepted, so please bring your Visa, Mastercard, or Discover Card. Do hurry to the Don't Hurry!
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“Cruzan rum tour - nice short retreat”
Reviewed December 15, 2011

Please allow an hour of your time to a short tour and a tasting of Cruzan rum. It was a pleasant relaxing time for my husband and I, especially as we sat in the shade enjoying a rum drink at the end. The lady who took us around was a 5 yr tour director with Cruzan Rum. Some construction was going on so the tour was a little shorter than 15 minutes. We took the tour alone, so I am sure the tour would be longer with a larger group with more questions.

Visited December 2011
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chicago, Il
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“Nothing spectacular but intersting”
Reviewed December 12, 2011

Quick tour - the guide is just doing her job. They really want to sell you the liqor and they give you free tastings. The rum is the cheapest here and if you are flying American or United you can chek 2 boxes for free.

Visited November 2011
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Orland, California
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“Put the Cruzan Rum Distillery on your agenda”
Reviewed November 15, 2011

Noted as the "cheapest bar on the island" this distillery tour and tasting room visit is a must do. The tour guide takes you on a quick tour of how the rum is made. They include a visit of the waste water disposal - which is about to be upgraded - the barrel aging and storage areas, as well as the fermentation tanks.

The tour terminates in the tasting room where you have the opportunity to taste all the rums that they have under the Cruzan name. Rum is available for purchase - which is available at the best price you will ever see! You can take a "six-pack" of rum on all flights which is not included in your baggage count.

Be careful about how much you do taste, even though the speed limit is only 35 mph on the island, you don't want to overly imbibe and get behind the wheel. Buy some and take it back with you and enjoy back at your hotel!

Visited November 2011
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Reviewed October 29, 2011

We liked the rum "sampling" part of the tour! Our tour guide was very informative and we were shocked at the distilling process.

Visited October 2011
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“Rum Factory”
Reviewed October 20, 2011

Great tour of the rum factory. After which sat at the complementary bar for as long as you like and sampled all of the rums. Purchased rum there as well. They pack the rum for you so travel ready!

Visited September 2011
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