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Recommendable to most
Based upon my experiences with various Captain Morgan products the bar was set rather low. Expectations were not very high.
I must admit...
...it wasn't awful.
It's wasn't great either.
It did manage to go above the bar I set.
At 35% ABV (70 proof) it is less potent than typical rums. It has a sweet aroma and a nice amber hue. The flavor is indeed sweet with obvious cherry flavor. I do detect a little oak undertones but question as to where it was indeed finished in oak casks or barrels. All it says on the bottle is "sherry oak finish" but doesn't specify as to how. Was in in casks or barrels or were sherry oak chips added to the rum? CM's website was no help in trying to determine that. Some internet research revealed others making this same question. This lack of transparency and semantics raises some questions.
This is a sweet rum. Even the finish is sweet. Too sweet for me but compared to other CM rums it's not so bad. I wouldn't recommend this as a sipping rum. It's definitely a mixing rum and would benefit being used in drinks calling for grenadine. However with all that said, there are many better spiced rums out there for the $20 USD price.
This may be a "limited edition" but really nor worth seeking out. At least it's not cloyingly sweet and it doesn't suck with a capital SUCK.
This was some of the finest spirits, I've ever had so smooth that it left you refreshed with no bite at all 100% this was a 10.
This was a nice changeup from Captain Morgan. I bought a bottle when it came out. It is certainly sippable, and some may well like it. Unfortunately, I found the sherry flavors to be much too strong. It was almost as if I was sipping a Sherry at 40%(?) alcohol. That took me by surprise and not in a great way even though I like Sherry and love rum. The nose was actually quite pleasant with a lot of vanilla, sherry, and oak notes. Unfortunately, as mentioned, the pallate was overwhelming sherry - literally like taking a sip of sherry distilled to 40%. That might work for some and I suppose it was fine. I finished the bottle. But it just doesn't stack up against other rums in my cabinet.
Typically I would not put Captain Morgan’s in the sipping neat category. Although this stuff has not been on the shelf for years and is almost impossible to find today it still deserves mention. I was fortunate enough to buy a case before it disappeared and still have a couple bottles. For the price it is an excellent rum. Sipped neat it is smooth and full of flavor, just a bit too sweet for some. Too bad it’s gone.
Not the best you can get. Lots of hype from Captain Morgan about some of their rums. They are good and consistent and easy to find, but there are better out there.
It's the most suave iteration of the Captain that you'll ever meet .
Sails smooth by itself or with a dash of soda as well .
More Morgan . Less Bite .
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