4.28.2016

Cruzan Rum | Best Day Ever!


Hey lovelies!

 Are y'all ready for my LAST post from our island vacation?! I'm kind of sad about it because now it's really setting in that this amazing vacation is over, even though it has been a few weeks since we were there. Going through these pictures and memories, and writing these posts to share with you guys really kept me in my vacation mode for as long as possible. I guess that just means that now it is time to start planning my next one, right? :)

I have been DYING to tell you guys about this aspect of our trip! I'm sure most of my friends, if not all of my friends and family have had a taste of Cruzan Rum at some point or another. There are so many different flavors and types, so even if you don't think you've had some, you probably have! We took a trip to the Cruzan Rum Distillery and I must say it was one of my favorite parts of our time in St. Croix. 

When you visit the distillery, I think it was about $8 per person, and you get a full tour of the place PLUS at the end, you get to sample like SO MUCH RUM! We were a little tipsy when we left haha! Well, my husband has a really high tolerance and I'm a light-weight, so I was. When I tell you that you get a full tour, I mean it! It is a working factory so they show you everything that goes into the making of the rum down to the fact that the workers have to stop working so you can walk through at some spots. The alcohol smell is SO STRONG, but that adds to the realness of the experience.

I created my own signature drink while I was there and I can't wait to make it for our friends and family at our next gathering. Oh, I forgot one of the coolest parts! You get to buy like 6 bottles of rum per person (which it's super cheap there by the way), and they box it up for you and you can check it on the plane for free! YES girl, for free! :) We bought four bottles of our favorites.

Check out some of the photos from our visit and make sure if you go to St. Croix, you make your way to Cruzan Rum! :)

This was once a sugar mill. Our tour guide Abigail explained that there's only a few of these left on the island due to hurricanes, so no one is allowed to demolish them. The flags represent the different countries that have owned the Virgin Islands.
This was once the plantation house because, oh yeah, I forgot to tell y'all, this was once a plantation.
The rum in it's early stage.


Barrels on Barrels! They age in these barrels for years before they are sold to us.
The darker the rum, the longer it aged.
Oh hey, that's me! :)
Molasses getting pumped in. She let us sample it and it was disgusting.


New rum. This won't be sold for a long while!
We were told this was the second largest building on the island.
So good!
Apparently the best, most aged, most expensive rum. I didn't like it.
Thanks for reading guys!

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