Named after Cruzan’s original sugar mill estate, this Estate Diamond® Dark Rum is expertly crafted to bring out the complex flavor of barrel-aged rum. Offering rich notes of oak and vanilla, this rum is ideal for slow sips or as a mixer in one-to-one cocktails. Mix up a Cruzan® Fig Pie cocktail by combining two parts Cruzan® Estate Diamond® Dark Rum with three-quarter parts orange juice, one-quarter part brown sugar syrup and one tablespoon of fig chutney in a shaker with ice. Shake hard for 15 seconds, double strain into a chilled coupe glass and garnish with grated nutmeg and a fig.
Dark rum doesn't really have a definition. However, dark rum generally refers to rum that is brown in appearance thanks either aging, or the addition of molasses or caramel coloring. Dark rum is known to taste slightly more charred than other varieties, like white rum. That said, people often drink it neat or with over ice.
Dark rum goes great with a number of mixers, including ginger ale, orange juice, grapefruit juice and sodas like Coca-Cola. Dark rum has the heaviest, fullest body of any other variety of rum. It's rich in color, flavor and body - usually tasting of caramel and molasses. So, any beverage that could use a kick of caramel will be well suited to go with dark rum.
Also known as white rum, this is rum that has no color and a light flavor because its filtered multiple times and has a short aging period. It's often aged in steel tanks and is known for having a light body and sweet flavor. This is different than gold or dark rum which is aged in wooden casks and is notably more caramel tasting.