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“A part of history”

Cruzan Rum Distillery
Ranked #1 of 14 Tours in Frederiksted
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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!
Western Kentucky
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A part of history”
Reviewed April 9, 2013

I recommend this stop as part of your vacation because of the local history you can learn. Our tour guide was actually a member of the family that has worked here for 7 generations. Learn how this rum is made, where it travels to get it's flavors and also about the aging process in the barrels. At the end of your tour there is the opportunity to sample some of the local drink recipes too.

Visited April 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Skip the tour, get the drinks”
Reviewed April 9, 2013

For $5, I guess it's worth it. But only because the $5 entitles you to 2 tickets for your choice of 2 rum drinks! The tour was about the most boring, uninformative tour ever, and it lasted about 6 minutes. I guess if you're in a hurry to get your drink, that's not such a bad thing after all...

Visited March 2013
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Mount Holly, North Carolina
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“Yo Ho and Bottles of Rum!”
Reviewed April 6, 2013

We stopped here as soon as we cleared the airport at the beginning of a week on St. Croix. We would recommend that you do the same at the beginning of your stay. Why? Because not only do they have a very interesting tour of their distillery, you can buy your rum there for the rest of your trip and avoid paying for drinks at your hotel! We were traveling with another couple and bought enough rum for the whole trip. Then we stopped at a grocery store and bought juices and everything else we needed for mixing tropical drinks!
The tour here is lead by a well-informed guide and the minimal $5.00 per person cost buys you two full size drinks. The atmosphere is both fun and relaxing. Their rum is great and our hotel was charging 15.00 a bottle at the gift shop for rum we bought here for $8.00. This is a stop not to be missed!

Visited March 2013
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Lees Summit, Missouri, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“You can't go wrong with a historical tour and tasting”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

If you're a rum drinker like I am, you'll love this place! You get a quick tour of the distillery, they welcome questions and you get to taste the product in some of their favorite drinks and shots. Go get a little tipsy, then go enjoy the beach. A really great outing!

Visited September 2012
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Ludington, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Fun and quick tour”
Reviewed February 24, 2013

The tour is quick and you get to see all the basics. Did learn many thing about rum that I had not known previously. After the tour, your $5 gets you 2 full size drinks of your choice. The "drink of the day" was excellent, but you can create anything. No rush. We talked to the other people in our group. Good place to to see.

Visited February 2013
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