Bones Rum coming to Cruz Bay

A brand new boutique rum producer will be opening a pour-your-own rum tasting bar and retail store right next to the ferry dock later this month.

Matt Razook is the man behind Bones Rum, named after Treasure Island’s Billy Bones, and this will be his second store. He opened his first location on the waterfront in Charlotte Amalie a couple of weeks ago, where he says business has been great.

“We’re really proud to be producing rum in the Virgin Islands,” Matt says. “We’ve also got rum balls and rum cakes that are made here as well. We’re striving to have as much of what we carry home grown and local.”

What about this pour-your-own stuff?

“It’s exactly what it says. We’ve got frozen drink machines, so if you want a daiquiri, you can make it any way you want. (Or colada, or Bushwacker or Painkiller.) We’re introducing a new rum to the market and going about it in a unique way, and I hope people will see our rum and remember it.”

Bones Rum’s slogan is “Smooth rum for the rough seas.”

Below, Bones Rum on St. Thomas, and its future home in Cruz Bay.

29 Responses to “Bones Rum coming to Cruz Bay”

  1. Nancie-PA
    January 3rd, 2011 06:14
    1

    And yet another reason to get myself back to STJ!

    Sounds like a fun place.

  2. SteveV
    January 3rd, 2011 07:40
    2

    Pour your own rum bar???? Have we all died and gone to heaven?!?!?!

  3. Steph - NH
    January 3rd, 2011 07:52
    3

    What a superb idea! And right off the ferry dock?! Catch them on both ends of their visit to Paradise.

  4. Rob
    January 3rd, 2011 08:18
    4

    A shot of rum, a shot of hot sauce from upstairs…a shot of rum, a new bracelet for my wife from Freebird. I see how this works…

  5. Colleen
    January 3rd, 2011 10:12
    5

    Whoa! Can’t wait to check that out!
    Looks like the Beach Bar & Woody’s are gonna loose some of my bar tab~~

  6. Laura
    January 3rd, 2011 11:18
    6

    No Colleen- just the pit stop we need on the way to Beach Bar ;-)

    Sounds like fun- hope it’s open before we get there in Feb- island time and all…..

  7. RumShopRyan
    January 3rd, 2011 12:33
    7

    Very cool! Do they have a website? I would love to contact Matt and ask him some questions and do a story on him and the company. If you can email his contact info that would be great!

    rumshopryan@gmail.com

    Cheers!

  8. Harold P. Boehner
    January 3rd, 2011 21:29
    8

    I’m all for anything but all the jewelry stores.

  9. CJ
    January 4th, 2011 08:07
    9

    Looking forward to giving it a try!

  10. J. Lowe
    January 4th, 2011 09:56
    10

    Well shiver me timbers they say competition if a good thing, I wonder if Cruzan feels the same way. Arrrrggg!

  11. J. Lowe
    January 4th, 2011 09:57
    11

    Opps! sorry bout the type I meant is a good thing, been on vaca for 12 days, typing is a little rusty.

  12. Ryan Enright
    January 5th, 2011 08:59
    12

    OMG!!! i can’t wait to visit this amazing place!!!!

  13. Ryan Enright
    January 5th, 2011 08:59
    13

    OMG!!! I can’t wait to visit this amazing place!!!!!

  14. Chicago Steve
    January 5th, 2011 21:55
    14

    Great idea! Can’t wait to try it. Just don’t put the rum or the hot sauce in your carry on luggage.

  15. Jessica
    January 6th, 2011 11:32
    15

    OMG!! Can’t wait to go!! It looks like a great place to chill :) Congrats, Great idea!!

  16. Pamela
    January 6th, 2011 13:11
    16

    Where is Bones Rum located on St. Thomas? We’ll be there soon and would like to check it out!

  17. Robyn Enright
    January 7th, 2011 20:13
    17

    I can’t wait to visit this amazing place, how about February!! I love the slogan what advertising genius came up with that!!Good luck with your 2nd store!

  18. Lola
    January 23rd, 2011 22:53
    18

    Was at Bones in St. John as it was just opening and completely loved it. The staff was so welcoming and the rum was so smooth, making the best pain killers and passion fruit daquiris on the island. Pure serendipity, highly recommended! :)

  19. Tom Myers
    February 3rd, 2011 21:50
    19

    Whats your phone number– Bones Rum?

  20. Neil
    February 27th, 2011 07:30
    20

    Great place to start and even softens the farewell upon departure.

  21. Matt Hintz
    March 17th, 2011 14:12
    21

    Stopped at the STJ location and LOVED it!!!! Genius idea and can’t wait to get back and have some more painkillers.
    Is there a website at all or a way to contact them.

    Thanks for the good times…..

  22. kyle
    March 26th, 2011 19:04
    22

    we was just there 2 weeks ago loved it bones rum was grate. is there some where we can order and have bones shipped to Texas ?

  23. Scott B
    April 5th, 2011 22:01
    23

    Got lucky when we stopped in the STJ location a week ago. Flew a bottle with me back to Michigan and I already need more. Too far to commute regularly, any way to have it shipped?

  24. Sasha & Bill
    August 7th, 2011 17:33
    24

    Bones rum omg the service is great the people in st.thomas is excellent and that bartender Detra is the best because of her im gonna move to st.thomas great people, amazing views and great food and the best rum on st.thomas if i had to rate bones 10 being the highest 12 for me poor your own rum the best ever!!!!!!!! Love Ya BONES and i love the bartender had fun!!!!!:)

  25. Andy
    October 7th, 2011 10:01
    25

    THE GREATEST FIND EVA!!! Was on a cruise, did our own thing, and stumbled across Bones….the bartenders there had us cracking up the whole time! I’m not normally a frozen drink kinda guy, but she told me she would take care of me. She gave me a mix of 2 different frozen things, and we took care of the rum. What a great idea!!! Drinks were great, and the price was too good to miss. Cant wait to go back!

  26. Kevin & Sandy
    April 7th, 2012 07:30
    26

    We were there this past February and love, love the rum. Purchased a couple of bottles to go, but sadly enough we are now out. Wish we could purchase some more before our return in 2013.

  27. Kevin & Sandy
    April 7th, 2012 07:33
    27

    Love, love the rum! We purchased 2 “to go” bottles which are now gone. Wish we could purchase more before our next visit in 2013!

  28. Kevin & Sandy
    April 7th, 2012 07:35
    28

    Love, love, love the rum! Purchased 2 to go bottles, but have no run out. February is way to long to wait.

  29. Cathlene
    November 19th, 2012 18:57
    29

    Hey, Loved the place, couldn’t visit – ferry coming! Need a t-shirt – tell me how to order!

    Cathlene

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