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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.
There are so many mixed reviews on this one, so I had to try the top rated one from The Captain since their 1671 was long gone before I could try it. As you can tell, I am now running out of rums to try that are easily available and priced sensibly. I knew before I plunked down $26 for this bottle that it was a sugar bomb with 45 grams per liter of added sugars and other things. God knows what, but it screams artificial. All I can taste is pepper, vanilla, and strange chemicals. This will give you one king hell of a hangover the next day if you drink more than one small glass. I am not about to try because I know what will happen based up my knowledge of added sugars. This one is just too much. But to new rum drinkers, it may just taste good because it takes a few years to graduate from ice cream and snow cones full of syrup.
To give you an idea, as of this writing, the top 12 most popular rums on this site all have 20 grams per liter of added sugar or more except for Havana Club 7 from Cuba that is not available in the USA. Interesting find! Most new rum drinkers are attracted to those sweet rums and sugar bombs. How does one break that cycle and work their way down to dry rums with only 0-9 gpl of added sugar.? Drink LOTS of this stuff in one night!!!! Suffer like hell the next day!!!! Then you will be looking up semi-dry rums (with only 10-19 gpl of added sugar) and most of those will not make you sick the next day.
Update 11 days later: As usual with any new rum, I only take one sample for the rating and then leave the bottle sit for months unless it is really good. This one had all the makings of eventually going down the drain despite my generous rating of 5. I poured some on the rocks and it is at least tolerable to drink. There are also a lot of rums that are worse than this one that I have ranked even lower in my "cabinet". Since this is the best from the Captain, I now change their name to Captain Crap! Of the two other mass producers of rum, both Bacardi and Cruzan each have 5 rums that I have rated better than this one.
Youngsters, do yourself a favor and bid anything by The Captain farewell and shove his ass out to sea without a paddle!!! It is now time for you to move on to MUCH better rums!
This must be one of the best rums at this price range. Certainly sweet, lots of vanilla, but very easy to sip and put in a flask for an overnight backcountry trip. Highly recommended to anyone looking for an affordable tasty rum, it is much better than your standard captain!
When i just want a nice neat glass of Rum, this is my go to. It’s priced nicely, and can be dressed up too.
I could not enjoyed this spiced rum.
Too sweet, and too much spicy flavor for me.
My problem with this rum is that I can't really get all that much rum flavor. there is just too much spice for my palate. It's easy to drink and smooth. Decent in a rum and coke. It is very sweet and has a big, huge really, vanilla profile.
A bit sticky and spicy for me but an easy drinker for most.
I could even go so far as to say, thus far, this is one of my all time favorite rums. It's smooth, full and absolutely delicious.
Very nice . Smooth. Not overly sweet. Do not turn up your nose on this because it is a commercial product.
Wonderful flavors and appropriate for sipping, straight up or on the rocks. But also works well in some recipes to spice it up a bit. Also adds some nice flavors to my red sangria recipe.
Out of all Captains, this is, in my opinion, the only one to spend money on. Nonetheless, VERY sweet. Great OTR.
Private stock offers a more sophisticated “Morgan’s” taste to a classic recipe. The sweet notes taste almost as good as the bottle is to look at. This moderately priced bottle offers flavors and complexity similar to its higher priced competitors. Sip neat or on rocks and you can’t go wrong!
A smooth taste and good flavoured rum. One of my favorited for sipping.
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CM does not disappoint. Afforded great tasting rum. You can spend a lot more money and get an inferior product. Ratings are opinions and yours is the only one that matters, but CM reserve is a safe buy.
This rum is a good standard for rum. I don't think it is special tasting just a good tasting standard rum. So it is better than most rums.
...for a Captain Morgan. You can sip or mix it, so go ahead and give it a try.
Surprisingly smooth. Enjoyable on the rocks. Just slightly to sweet.
Starting to see captain commercials again, what happened to the Kraken Commercials?Got this 6 month ago for retirement. was drinking Irish Whiskey. I like it.
Nose: Vanilla, caramel, pleasant, maybe a bit artificial.
Palate: sweet oak, aromatic but not very complex. Pretty smooth.
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. :)
I was actually impressed with this seeing as it’s a captain Morgan product. Pretty smooth sipping wise. Lots of upfront vanilla flavor.
This has been sitting on my shelf for some time now, buried in the back behind my growing collection of high-priced bottles. It’s Friday night and I rummaged through to find something to mix with cola to watch the hockey game with. I’m not generally fond of spiced rims, but the vanilla nose on this tweaked my interest. Tried a sip to test it before adding the dirty and was pleasantly surprised - enough so to forego the pollution. Smooth at the top with almost instant spice notes, and a long molasses and tropical fruit finish. Sweet enough to stand up to the mix, but drinkable on it’s own.
The drink ability is not what I expected when I first tried the private stock. It is surprisingly smooth. Goes great with a coke.
I got this on sale, apparently no one really buys it. Maybe it's the mix of the Captain name with the relatively higher price? It's not great stuff, I wouldn't even call it pretty good. But it was definitely better than average. I don't know how else to describe it than "like the regular Captain, but a little better."
For a massmarket rum, this is very good. Smooth and unoffensive with a depth not common to Captain Morgan products. Great as a mixer, particularly in blends where the rum is standing more on its own, and serviceable as a sipper. A good stable rum to have around.
Matt Cottom via Rum & Reviews