Location: Frederiksted, St. Croix
The 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. The correct pronunciation is "kru-zhun", with the "zh" pronounced as the "s" in "measure".
The Nelthropp Family has taken its time to perfect a process, earn an esteemed reputation, and make an island famous for Cruzan® Rum’s smooth, versatile rums.
Creating the world’s smoothest rum (and living up to the Cruzan name and quality standards) takes more than our care and craftsmanship. It takes using the same painstaking process every time, from fermentation to removing any impurities to aging it properly.
NELTHROPP FAMILY & ST.CROIX
There’s just no separating the Nelthropp Family from St. Croix. After all, they named their rum Cruzan after the island’s natives, known as “Crucians.” Who better than the Nelthropps then to give you a St. Croix tour?