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Captain Morgan Spiced Rum is made by combining yeasts, molasses, water and mash, which are then distilled in a continuous still. The rum is aged for up to 1 year followed by the addition of spices and flavors indigenous to the Caribbean Islands.
Captain Morgan Spiced is owned by Diageo and produced in Puerto Rico by the famous Destilieria Serralles, Inc. The company Captain Morgan is named after the 17th-century Welsh privateer of the Caribbean, Sir Henry Morgan was an admiral in the Royal British Navy who earned a knighthood in 1674.
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Captain Morgan is an average spiced rum with sweetness that goes with the blended spices flavors of cloves, nutmeg,cinamamon, etc. There is a vanilla-like taste and feel in the mouth. If you like them on the sweet side, this rum is worth a try. Nice at Christmas (winter)
Only worth drinking for drinking's sake. Not a tasty rum, but comes with the advantage of getting you too drunk to care. Unfortunately, (or fortunately, if you prefer) this is not a feature that sets it apart from other rums.
Cheap and user friendly as a basic mixer. I wouldn’t use in blends where the rum needs to stand on its own, but as a multiple ingredient blend it is fine, and it is tolerable in single mixer blends. Not something to sip.
I have refused to go back more than 30 years to the Captain, but I figured that I now needed to find out just how bad this stuff is compared to all of the other rums that I have rated. I picked up a very small bottle of this at a gas station.
It is surprisingly smooth and I have had a lot worse. However, it does not even taste like rum, but more like thin snow ball syrup. It only has 14 gpl of added sugar, which qualifies it as being semi-dry. I only taste vanilla and caramel, with no wood or tropical spices.
So for those of you who secretly hate rum and like this one, keep the Captain's distiller happy. I surely won't.
As an after note, this was not released to the USA until a few months after I graduated from college in December of 1983. So what did we do on weekends in college before The Captain? It was really quite simple back then. We would have a keg of beer every Friday and then play tackle football with no equipment and beat the living crap out of each other. Blame those tough professors for this insane behaviors that makes The Captain drunks seem pale in comparison!
The bottom line is that is this some awful shit that can only be tamed by about twice as much cola being added to it. And it is not even the worse rum that I have tried!!! Shudder in fear!
"Ah yeah I'll have a Captain and Coke". It's the bar choice for the masses. Not the worst, but it just doesn't give you anything to write home about.
Nose- instant cocoa! Not as in notes of cocoa hit you immediately, as in tear open a packet of Swiss Miss, it's almost identical.
Flavor- more of that Swiss Missy goodness, along with hints of cinnamon against a very generic "rum" backdrop.
Finish- Fruity. Again, not like mangos and pears fruity, like offensively pink tutti-fruity.
Basically, this stuff comes across as cheap and fake. But, as much as I hate hate HATE to admit it, this cheap fake stuff is pretty tasty...
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