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The Rum Issue


Dear St. Croix Friend,

Today may be National Rum Day, but the truth is, here on St. Croix, every day is considered Rum Day.  It's a big part of our island's history, our cultural identity, and our most famous export.  Today we're celebrating our long love affair with rum by highlighting the two rum companies that proudly call St. Croix home.

Cheers,
Wendy and the GoToStCroix.com Team
 

Cruzan Rum

St. Croix Photo Tour (image courtesy of Peggy Farren)
CRUZAN RUM  declares "without the Cruzan, it's just rum."  The mega successful Cruzan Rum brand may have hit the big time, but the official heart of Cruzan Rum will always remain firmly rooted on St. Croix.  How lucky we are that St. Croix is the only place you can visit the distillery, where the Nelthropp family still oversees the daily production of our most famous export, and welcomes guests to the Visitor Center for touring and tasting.  Even their marketing campaign gives a nod to home.  "Welcome to the Don't Hurry".     DETAILS HERE

Captain Morgan

Captain Morgan
CAPTAIN MORGAN  moved the production of their world-famous Captain Morgan Spiced Rum to St. Croix approximately 5 years ago, and received a very warm Crucian welcome. Their visitor center and 1 hour guided tour include a surround sound movie theatre experience, tram ride through the distillery, and visits to the tasting tavern and gift shop. The venue is often used for private parties, too.  You may even spot the Captain while you're there.  DETAILS HERE
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Spirited History of Rum

The rum industry on St. Croix, in 1936
GoToStCroix.com Editor Jennie Ogden has taken an in-depth look at the history of Caribbean rum in her latest blog.  It's fascinating.  A Spirited History of Caribbean Rum

 

Tour The Distilleries


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More info, photos, phone #s and links:  http://www.gotostcroix.com/rum-distilleries/
 

Rum Recipes

Cruzan Rum Recipe
Cruzan Rum's Endless Summer Punch
1 part Cruzan Pineapple Rum
1 part Cruzan Aged Dark Rum
1 part Cruzan Coconut Rum
2 parts Orange Juice
2 parts Lemonade

 
Captain Morgan's Recipe
Captain Morgan's Captain's Choice
1 oz Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum
.5 oz Peach Schnapps
2 oz Pineapple Juice
2 oz Cranberry Juice

 

Please drink responsibly

Go to the list of 100 Things to do on St. Croix!
Make sure you leave enough time to explore St. Croix's treasures - check out the list of 100 Things to Do on St. Croix for ideas, details and links.

The official list of 100 Things to Do on St. Croix 
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