Cruzan Rum has been made in St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands for seven generations. It’s a blend of rums, all of them aged for two to four years in an oak barrel. To give you a comparison, Bacardi is aged for one year in steel barrels, which is why it has no color. It's very inexpensive yet is a very good tasting rum. The aged quality of the rum actually gives cocktails an interesting complexity. Nothing fancy here.