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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.
All the hype with very little on delivery. I found the rum to be sweet with vanilla and spice flavors. I was disappointed however it is a good rum to serve when entertaining.
nice with cola smoother than the normal and you can taste the difference.
Private stock is not the best rum I've tasted but goes well with coke. Syrupy and nutty.
I was actually impressed with this seeing as it’s a captain Morgan product. Pretty smooth sipping wise. Lots of upfront vanilla flavor.
Enjoyable when mixed with coke but certainly pricey for mixing.
If you don't like sickly sweet vanilla this wont be for you, but if your stuck at the in-laws over the holidays it might just get you by, barely. It is great for the price and availability.
This used to be something around my friends that if you had a bottle everyone would flock over to get there hands on it... but now that I have been drinking rum in a total separate realm Private Stock reminds me on sugar laden rubbing alcohol. Give this to your "friends" who are just going to add Coke to it anyway.
Definitely better than the regular captain Morgan. But still too sweet and full of caramel. You can get much better rums at the same price.
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.
If you're going to get a sipping rum just splurge a little more and get an El Dorado. Better yet a Kirk and Sweeney !! This is begginer rum ! Not bad. Just not good either. Rum and Coke !!
Split 3/4 of a bottle of this with a friend in high school many moons ago. I remember it being only marginally smoother than the original Captain (my drink of choice in high school) although it had a higher alcohol percentage, and similar in flavor. In spite of drinking so much, the night ended just fine- the reason I haven't revisited this rum is that it was nothing memorable for the price.
I will give this rum some credit as it was the one that got me interested in better rums, and when I first tried it I liked it. After having many many far better rums in the same price range, I cannot in any way recommend it. Even Bacardi 8 year at roughly the same price blows it away, and I don't even recommend that one because there is so much better at the same price.
Don't get me wrong, Captain Morgan produces a lot of good products. I have tried, and rated a lot of their rum. This one however falls short of my expectations. Just OK.
This may be the sweetest rum I have ever tried. Some pleasant flavors and drinkable but sweetness overpowers the drink. May be a good one if you are just starting to drink rum neat.
Captain Morgan trying to break into the upper end of the market. Good , just not great.
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!
Commercial upgraded rum with very easy and uncomplicated body. Good for shots at a disco, bad for real rum enthusiasts.
It didn't do it for me, neither does any captain Morgan products... This tasted pretty good with Coke or vanilla Coke and some wings. At this point, it's about how much your gonna drink to make it ok that your team just loss again 17 wins in 5 years!!!
To much vanilla and suger. It may mix well but it is not a sipper.
Not terrible neat, but lately I've taken to mixing it with coke. The reg captain is good for that....so there are better options for a neat rum.
When you don't feel like bringing a bottle of wine to a BYOB, this makes for a good little sipper (on the rocks)
A nice go to rum for a Cuba Libre. Too harsh for drinking neat, but serviceable with plenty of ice and lime wedge.
Go buy a bottle of Zaya Gran Reserva. If you want to lose your pants and start dancing on a roof, go get a bottle of the regular 100 proof Cap.
Matt Cottom via Rum & Reviews