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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.
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.
and yes, is very good. Sweet and smooth vanilla taste. Best of Captain Morgan rum's. Really little underrated. I like!
Dentro de los spiced, con el Bayou, los mejores. El sabor es bastante decente para ser un spiced, sin aromas ni sabores agresivos, tiene un buen balance.
surprenant, très bon rhum pour le prix belle saveur
One of my old time favourite. Smooth and sweet . Perfect by itself .
This is the first rum I ever purchased for sipping and I absolutely love it. Great smell and taste. It's even better neat than with Coke. I'm giving it a 9 because I don't have experience with other sipping wines yet. After a few more bottles, if I don't find anything better, I'll change my rating to a 10.
Great sipper and mixer. It is one of the best mid range rums you can buy.
This is the bottle that made me fall in love with rum. Previously, I had only tried the “run of the mill” mixer rums (Bacardi Silver, Sailor Jerry, Parrot Bay) and wasn’t a huge rum guy. This one changed it for me. Smooth, deliciously spiced, and just the right amount of kick. This is one of my favorite sippers but is still cheap enough to not feel too guilty using as a mixer. In my opinion, this is the perfect rum for someone looking to get into the finer side of the rum world without having to drop too much money. Would higly recommend to anybody.
I like this rum, it is not to sweet, with a taste of alcohol, as I like it.
This has been my go to sipper for many years.
A number of my friends and I are always on the lookout for a good/great rum. When we see a potential one we buy it and share it.
Seldom are these selections even equal to Private Stock, let alone better and any that have been as good have been far more expensive.
For my money, there just is not a better rum value available.
PS - It does not get a 10 only because, as with women, I think that 10's are a myth.
Taste 5/10. You can taste chocolate, artificial sweetness, some burn and little harassnes. Also you can feel small in age rum. Dont need same something more
just Captain Morgan say it all about quality.
The private stock is decent. But still a far cry from good rum. It is better than standard captain by a good degree but I still don't think I would drink it neat or on ice...which to me, is a signature of a truly good rum
First time I drank this rum, it was with cola and ice. I didn’t like it at all. Tried it again a year later over ice.... no cola and thought it was one of the best rums I had ever tasted. Don’t let the fairly low price fool you, this rum is by far the best bang for your buck I have ever tasted. Enjoying one now as I am making my comment.
If I buy Captain this is my go to. It's has a great rich rum flavor and can be mixed or drank on the rocks.
Nice vanilla aroma, sweet and smooth, no real harsh aftertaste to speak of. I prefer to drink it neat. Price is affordable, around $25 give or take, easy to find. Not my top pick but definitely one I keep on the shelf and reach for regularly.
Very smooth rum, goes amazingly well with Dr. Pepper if you need a chaser but easy to drink without one.
I was not expecting such a mass produced Captain Morgan product to be this good. If you're looking for something that you can find at almost any liquor store that can be your go-to rum when you can't find your favorite, I think this one is a really good choice. There's a lot of flavor packed in there, and the price isn't too bad either. It isn't my favorite rum, but I'm happy to pick this one up when I can't find one of my other usual choices.
Matt Cottom via Rum & Reviews