Posts Tagged ‘Cruzan Rum Distillery’

The Four Spirits of St. Croix

While there are many different kinds of spirits to be found here on St. Croix, including jumbies, rum is the most well known. The island is home to a diverse range of unique fruits, herbs, and spices – some of which probably flavor your favorite rum. The food that can be grown or foraged for…

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The Marvelous Mango

Mango

Mangoes are the most widely consumed fruit in the world, but besides their coveted flavor and sweetness, they also offer a ton of nutritional benefits. St. Croix is one of the best places on earth to be during mango season. In late June and early July the island is dripping with dozens of varieties of the delicious…

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Savoring St. Croix Like a Local

Savoring St. Croix Like a Local

You simply cannot visit St. Croix without tasting the local food. The island is a melting pot of cultures and ingredients, which has given rise to dishes that are truly unique to St. Croix. Crucian cuisine has been influenced by the seven countries whose flags have flown over the island, as well as Africa, Puerto Rico, the…

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The Spirited History of Caribbean Rum

The Spirited History of Caribbean Rum

Rum has a very long and spirited history. While there are several precursors to rum that span the globe, it is generally accepted that rum was first distilled in the Caribbean in the early to mid-17th century. After its inception, rum became the drink of choice for a wide array of people from plantation slaves to pirates,…

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Take Advantage of Duty-Free Shopping

Take Advantage of Duty-Free Shopping

Those of you who have been to St. Croix can attest that it truly is America’s paradise. Visitors come to enjoy the sun, the sandy beaches, and the turquoise Caribbean waters the island offers. Many also imbibe in the rum produced at our local distilleries, spend time shopping, and enjoy the charming historical towns and…

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St. Croix Heritage Trail

St. Croix Heritage Trail

The St. Croix Heritage Trail is a self guided tour of the island’s many historic sites, cultural attractions, and natural areas. The trail links many of St. Croix’s major historic attractions such as Whim Plantation Museum, St. George Village Botanical Gardens, and Christiansted National Historic Site, as well as plantation and sugar factory ruins, churches, scenic…

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Two Rum Distilleries, 39 Flavors of Rum!

Two Rum Distilleries, 39 Flavors of Rum!

Looking for a fun way to spend a day? How about touring both of St. Croix’s rum distilleries and tasting 39 different flavors of rum?! St. Croix is home to both the Cruzan Rum and Captain Morgan Rum distilleries.  Both distilleries offer excellent and unique tours ending with rum tastings. The Cruzan Rum distillery is…

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My St. Croix Destination Wedding

My St. Croix Destination Wedding

Some of the best wedding planning inspiration comes from real life weddings. What have other brides done that you’d like to include in your wedding…or avoid? GoToStCroix.com Editor, Sam, had the pleasure of planning her own destination wedding here on St. Croix. While she is a resident of St. Croix, most of the wedding guests (70 out of 80) came from off island. It was a St. Croix destination wedding for everyone but the bride and groom. Here is Sam & CJ’s Real St. Croix wedding…

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Safari Tour with Sweeny

Safari Tour with Sweeny

Long time local, Sweeny Toussant, greets me and a small group of visitors in his open-air bus. We are ready to explore the wondrous places of St. Croix. Sweeny, his Safari Tour, and the bright red tour bus are well known icons on St. Croix. This tour should be a lot of fun, with fresh…

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Cruzan Rum Distillery

Cruzan Rum, a St. Croix Tradition

Cruzan Rum – Welcome to the Don’t Hurry. 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…

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Cruzan Rum Distillery

Cruzan Rum Distillery

Cruzan Rum – Welcome to the Don’t Hurry. 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…

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Cruzan Rum, a St. Croix Tradition

Cruzan Rum, a St. Croix Tradition

Since the early 17th century, St. Croix has been making use of its natural resources locally as well as exporting them worldwide. A fine example of this is the refining of sugar cane (once St. Croix’s primary cash crop) to produce rum. At one time, over 150 plantations were producing molasses and rum at their…

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What a Tour, that world famous Cruzan Rum!

What a Tour, that world famous Cruzan Rum!

Anyone can tour the Cruzan Rum Distillery, located on the West End of St. Croix, and I highly recommend that you do! At the distillery local culture, history, and, well, rum, come together in one unique experience. In a nutshell, this is why this tour was so good: Our tour guide was friendly & knowledgeable.…

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