It's darn near impossible to get into the coconut without proper tools, it's one of the most beloved flavors there is. Cruzan Coconut Rum is a smooth blend of rum and the natural, creamy flavor of coconut. This was one of the first flavors Cruzan introduced and it goes perfectly with fresh fruit juices or any soda. Also enjoyable as a dessert topping or in a chocolate-coconut rum cake.
There have been a lot of changes at Cruzan since I firsted visited this distillery in 1993 but Cruzan rums are still the Virgin Island standard by which all other rums are measured. West of the middle of the island, the Cruzan distillery is only a few minutes walk south from Centerline Road on Highway 64. As you approach the distillery the aroma of fermenting molasses mixed with the scent of flowers and greets you.
The Cruzan distillery has gone through several owners in the last century and has operated continuously except for the years of US prohibition (1920 -1933). In the spring of 1994, the Cruzan Rum Distillery Company was acquired by Todhunter International. President Donald Nelthropp Sr. and the original staff continue to manage the distillery. Even though this is one of the largest production distilleries in the Eastern Caribbean, the feeling of a family operation permeates the atmosphere here.