United States Virgin Islands

A. H. Riise
Year established: 1838
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Established in 1838

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Light White Old St. Croix 40% alc/vol
Dark Gold Old St. Croix 40% alc/vol

Captain Morgan

Carioca Rum Co.
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Ron Carioca Oro 40% alc/vol
Ron Carioca Blanco 40% alc/vol

Clifton Hill Estate
Year established: 1915
Year closed: mid 1940's
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Estate Clifford Hill distilled rum from 1915 to the mid 1940's, its most recent operating period, but its prior history of sugar production stretches back to the mid-1700s.

[Source: Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress), CALL#: HAER, VI,1-KING,2-A-, 2004] http://memory.loc.gov/

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Cruzan Rum
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Cruzan Rum is a rum producer located in Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. It is owned by Beam Inc.. Their distillery was founded in 1760 and claims the distinction of "the most honored rum distillery in the world." For eight generations and through various changes in corporate ownership, the distillery has been managed by the Nelthropp family.

Background
The distillery is also the largest supplier of American private and distributor label rum. Cruzan Rum also makes a pure cane distillate alcohol (in 189-proof), which can be found for sale in the medicine sections of many grocery stores in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Cruzan is one of two rum distilleries which, due to their place in American history, are part of the American Whiskey Trail. Although Cruzan rums generally have had mixed success at international spirit ratings competitions, the single-barrel has performed extremely well. Cruzan's most notable showing was from 2009 raters at the Beverage Testing Institute who gave it a 96 (out of 100). Proof66 rates the single-barrel amongst the Top 20 rums in the world.

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The Cruzan Rum Distillery (formerly known as Estate Diamond) has been in opeartion for more than 300 years. Weekday tours of the distillery in Frederiksted are given.

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Cruzan Estate Light: aged two years.
Cruzan Estate Dark: aged two years, available in both 80- and 151-proof.
Cruzan Estate Diamond: aged five years.(Discontinued)
Cruzan 151°
Cruzan 9: spiced rum named for the 9 different herbs used to make it and also the 9 districts of St. Croix.
Cruzan Single Barrel: aged up to 12 years.
The winner of the title "World's Best Rum" at the 2000 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
Cruzan Clipper: an overproof amber rum.(Discontinued)
Cruzan Tropical Rums
Available in raspberry, coconut, mango, vanilla, pineapple, banana, black cherry, citrus, guava, and strawberry.
Cruzan Rum Cream: a blend of Cruzan light rum, pure Irish cream, caramel, vanilla and other flavors.
Cruzan Black Strap: a traditional, heavier rum made from the blackstrap molasses of sugar cane, noted for its low content of fusel alcohol.

Atocha Gold Spiced Rum
Cruzan Aged Rum 151 Overproof 75.5% alc by vol Aged a minimum of 1 year in Americak oak barrel
Cruzan Aged Rum 40% alc by volAged a minimum of 2 year in Americak oak barrel
Cruzan Banana Rum 27.5% alc by vol
Cruzan Black Cherry Rum 27.5% alc by vol
Cruzan Citrus Rum 27.5% alc by vol
Cruzan Clipper Spiced Rum 40% alc by vol
Cruzan Coconut Rum 27.5% alc/vol
Cruzan Guava Rum 27.5% alc/vol
Cruzan Junkanu Citrus Rum
Cruzan Mango 30% alc/vol
Cruzan Mango Rum 27.5% alc by vol
Cruzan Orange Rum 27.5 % alc by vol
Cruzan Pineapple Rum 27.5% alc by vol
Cruzan Rapsberry Rum 27.5% alc by vol
Cruzan Rum 75%;
Cruzan Rum Cream 15% alc by vol;
Cruzan Vanilla 30% alc/vol
Cruzan Vanilla Rum 27.5% alc by vol
Dark Dry Cruzan Premium Virgin Islands Rum 40% alc. by vol.
Light Dry Cruzan Premium Virgin Islands Rum 40% alc. by vol.
Original Cruzan Single Barrel Rum
Proprietors Reserve Rum Aged 4 years 40% alc. by vol.
St. Croix Gold Cruzan Rum Cask aged 2 years 40% alc. by vol.
St. Croix Premium Light Cruzan Rum Cask aged 2 years 40% alc. by vol.
Wirgin Islands Gold Cruzan Rum
Wirgin Islands White Cruzan Rum

Links to be explored:
http://www.cruzanrum.com/
http://historyofcruzanrum.com/history

Sailor Jerry
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Sailor Jerry Ltd. produces a 92 proof spiced Navy rum featuring a quintessential Sailor Jerry hula girl on the label. As the bottle is emptied, additional Pin-up girls designed by Sailor Jerry are visible on the inner side of the label. The rum is distilled in the U.S. Virgin Islands. It takes its influence from Caribbean rum, which sailors would spice with flavors from the Far East and Asia to make it more enjoyable to drink. In the UK in 2010, the original formula was changed to include a less sweet taste. This received a lot of negative feedback from drinkers, at the time of the change there was a facebook page created petitioning this, until very recently the Petition page contained more likers than the official Sailor Jerry UK Page.
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Sailor Jerry is a straight-up, no-nonsense rum.
We craft the spirit from a selection of rums distilled in the Caribbean. Our master blenders “marry” the rums to our exacting recipe, then infuse it with our one-of-kind mix of spices and other natural flavors, most notably vanilla and a touch of cinnamon.
The result is high-quality, old-school spiced rum. An enduring classic, not a fly-by-night fancy.
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Intense vanilla, dry buttery toffee and subtle cinnamon notes
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Warm spices of cinnamon & nutmeg with rich vanilla. A long dry finish balanced with a subdued sweetness and a hint of burnt toffee

How it was Born:
Simply put, the guys who started the company were Sailor Jerry fans. They created Sailor Jerry Limited to keep alive the legacy of the man, Norman ‘Sailor Jerry’ Collins.
They started it as a small mom and pop clothing brand in Philadelphia, collaborating with local artists to make leather goods, sneakers, t-shirts and other products featuring Sailor Jerry's flash. Since Sailor Jerry spent half his life as a sailor (and the other half tattooing sailors) it was a natural move to create a spiced rum in his name.
A cult started to grow around the rum, and pretty soon, it started to outsell anything else they made.

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Maybe because it was hauled around the globe by sailors or maybe because it's just good, rum has traditionally been the most prolific of the world’s spirits. Although a few other places lay claim to their own Products:, the Caribbean is generally accepted as the heart of the rum world (which is why it's where Sailor Jerry is and will always be distilled!)
Rum has been intertwined with Caribbean culture for nearly 400 years, coming into existence alongside the sugar industry. The 1600s were the coming-out century for rum. Quality grew by leaps and bounds and so did people's taste for it. By 1789, a hogshead of the finest Caribbean rum was chosen as fit for the first presidential inauguration of an upstart nation called the United States of America. Today's Caribbean rum distillers have well over 200 years of experience perfecting the art of distillation, aging and blending.
Adding spices to rum is an old sailor’s tradition. Those first rums were crude and harsh, so seamen would blend and mix in any spices they had on hand to improve the rum’s flavor. Today the harshness is no more, but the art of spicing rum is alive and well.

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St. Elmo
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St. Elmo Rum

Virgin Islands Co., St. Croix
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The company was setup by the US government as a support project to build up the economy of the Virgin Islands which had been bought from Denmark. First batch of rum was sold in 1937.
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Government House Rum White label
Government House Rum

West Indies Distilleries Ltd.
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The Distillery was closed mid 20th century due to Fire.

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King's Wharf Gold Label

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