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Captain Morgan Private Stock rum is produced from molasses and aged for over 2 years in ex-bourbon barrels before being blended with spices.
The Captain Morgan brand was created in 1945 and named after the famous pirate and eventual governor of Jamaica Captain Henry Morgan.The rum's original home was Puerto Rico with it was distilled by Seralles, but is now St Croix.
This is my go to rum whenever I need the feel to relax
Having been a single malt Scotch islay (LaPhroig Lore at $140 a bottle) kinda gal, and high end Tequila (think Herradura reposada muy anejo at $365 a pint) this is an amazing bang for the buck. An incredible burnt sugar marries allspice with telicherry pepper burn at the end. Do you need to know more? We drink it neat.
I never thought I would think of the captain as anything more than mediocre, a tasty mix with Coke. But then I tried this and I was blown away. I had never before tried a rum I enjoyed sipping straight. Always I had to force it down like it was gasoline. But this is sweet and has flavour like caramel with faint suggestions of cinnamon and nutmeg, but not overpowering like Spicebox.
It has a mild burn that warms all the way down. Like sitting in front of a roaring fire. I notice my rating is I think the only 10 and maybe some would consider the rating a travesty and consider me to have a naive palette, but if I'm honest I couldn't think of anything I would like to change about it, so for me it's a 10 just because of that. :)
Excellent taste and exceptionally smooth. Another fantastic sipping rum. Great with a blended cigar.
So far my favorite rum. The aroma is wonderful and the taste is superb.
Kind of sweet with a very vanilla and molasses taste.
I find it to be a perfect sipping rum which is very important to me because I don't like to mix rum.
The price is very fair for what I find to be an excellent rum. It should get more attention than it does.
My go to rum and a bottle I always have on hand.
By far, my favorite rum! Every few months I make sure to grab another top-shelf brand and have yet to find anything as smooth, spicy, and perfectly sweet as Private Stock. Reading the other reviews, it almost seems like people simply refuse to rate this highly because it's not aged (and expensive), and Captain is known for mixing... stop letting the money you spend influence your opinion of something. No, I'm not 18 and just started drinking, and I'm well aware of how people like to make claims of "complexity" in flavors to justify the high price tags... I also enjoy a nice robust cigar from time to time with some nice brandy or cognac, so I get the draw to certain really strong developed flavors.
But I also understand the psychology behind giving a product a higher (or lower) rating based on the price tag of the item, and I think that's what's going on here... There are some aged rums that have average ratings at 9 or higher, with their less-aged counterparts scored one point lower. the truth is, it's rare to find a single point of difference in aging something 10 more years. Sure, more age can make it smoother and a little more refined, but in all my personal taste testing I've rarely found something that costs twice as much that was actually 10% better... Really old rum that tastes like crap, is just "really old rum that tastes like crap" that you just spent a lot of money on and feel the need to justify the expense. This is GREAT rum, and it's affordable. Excellent for sipping neat, or on the rocks... for something a bit different, put it in your snifter and light it on fire to heat it up a bit! (maybe 10 seconds).
All that said, I am well aware that individual taste preference is a matter of qualia. My point is... This is by far the smoothest, best tasting top-shelf rum I've had to date (out of about 20 diff top-shelf options). don;t let "price" influence your review.
Great Rum, spicy and mild. Delicious on the rocks!!!
I really liked this rum, it was good with coke or Dr pepper and great with V8 fruit fusion juice
A lot of flavors, and a very nice . perfect for my taste. No mix.
Smooth a flavorful, mixes or straight on the rocks
This is what I like to sip on. Straight up or on a few ice berg chunks.
Smooth and mellow.
Good for watching TV with you best girl
I've tried about 20 spiced rums and this is my favorite. Not too much vanilla, nor alcohol burn. This is what I reach for to drink neat, or with an ice cube. For mixing its very good but drunken sailor is my choice for mixing as it has a lot more vanilla ( a flavor I enjoy)
Smooth and sweet. Perfect for sipping. Caramel and vanilla flavors. Found it at AAFES Chievrez for 29$
This was honestly one of the best rums I've ever tasted. Great on the rocks.
At first glance i love the look of private stock. However, not my favourite. I would drink this rum to save my more favorable rums. Or, could i say my private stock of rum? Now dont get me wrong its good. But it to me is more of just a drinking rum. Like i never sip this rum. Always put in coke and drank like a beer really. Other rumsare better for sipping than this one. And some are even better for mixing. But if youre a rum fan, and just want something different, non-expensive, with some good quality, to save your other rums for another time, andto mix with coke. This is a perfect rum to do so.
Edit: i love private stock now. I still believe its not a finer rum however, i drink it the most ive come to find. Its cheap. Its tasty, i love to mix it with vanilla coke. I even bought a captain morgan glass just for it. It might not be a first xhoice for some but its a reliable choice for me. Upgrade from a 7 to an 8. Just becsuse of the satisfaction ive gotten from it over time. I have now made it a 9 rating. I love private stock. I keep getting new rums and new rums and it makes me see jow much better private stock is.
A lot of snobbery and low ratings on here no doubt because it is Captain Morgan's. I'm not a huge fan of his myself but this is the exception. Lovely sweet honey flavours that glides down with no burn. Keeps you wanting more. Great value.
I brought this to hunting camp one year, I'm the only one who drinks rum there, and I finished the bottle in one weekend. I thought it was fantastic on the rocks.
Facile à boire et sans déception, un rhum qui se différencie des autres.
One of my old time favourite. Smooth and sweet . Perfect by itself .
This is a very drinkable one.. Sweet and smooth.. Always a good choice
for the price i believe that it is pretty good. It has a sweetness to it that I enjoy. I drink it neat not well suited to mix with coke.
This has to be the sweetest rum in my collection. Im not a big fan of Captain Morgan rums, for me they are bar rums. But this one is a great surprised, at this price point its a great sipping rum. If you are new to The rum scene this is a good entry level rum to start your collection.
Matt Cottom via Rum & Reviews