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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.
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!!!
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.
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 !!
Very sweet, tried different mixers and still couldn't enjoy it. Finished the bottle while on a vacation only because it was the last rum and nearest store was 60 miles away.
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.
Captain Morgan trying to break into the upper end of the market. Good , just not great.
Goes great with fruit drinks or ginger ale. As a sipper it's ok. If you want rum and coke, get the regular stuff
A nice go to rum for a Cuba Libre. Too harsh for drinking neat, but serviceable with plenty of ice and lime wedge.
Commercial upgraded rum with very easy and uncomplicated body. Good for shots at a disco, bad for real rum enthusiasts.
This was drinkable and found in most stores but I wouldn't use it to try and make any impressions on anyone. It was acceptable, but I found it rather pedestrian and commonplace.
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.
It's a smooth spicy sweet flavoured good for mixing
To much vanilla and suger. It may mix well but it is not a sipper.
It's not a bad rum. A bit too sweet to drink neat, though on the up side the extra sugar cuts a bit of the harshness of cheap liquors. Tasting wise, it's largely similar to standard Captain's, but sweeter, with a bit more vanilla and maybe a hint more clove.
When you don't feel like bringing a bottle of wine to a BYOB, this makes for a good little sipper (on the rocks)
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
I could not enjoyed this spiced rum.
Too sweet, and too much spicy flavor for me.
Have had a bottle for 6 years have tried it 4 time just not for me
I was out of state and found a liquor store with limited selection. I didn't care for the standard Captain Morgan but I thought this might be better. To my taste is isn't. Another flavor I didn't care for without the smoothness of an aged rum. I don't see any more spiced rum in my future. My normal drink is aged rum on the rocks and I'm sticking with that. I don't consider myself a connoisseur but I can tell what I like and this was it.
Matt Cottom via Rum & Reviews