So this is my feature rum currently.  I highly recommend this rum. I think this is one of the best values for money out there. More educational stuff is coming!  Cruzan is the adjective for people/things from St(e). Croix.  I find this fascinating, since St(e).  Croix means Holy Cross in French. The Spanish word for cross is Cruz.  So somehow they mashed together and you end up with Cruzan. :) Another lesson courtesy of rum. The 9 on the bottle refers to the number of spices blended in the rum, but it's a "top secret" recipe.  The flavour is predominantly vanilla and caramel.