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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.
At most local bars and restaurants, there will be a bottle of Bacardi Superior and Captain Morgan. It's pretty much the "standard" in the rum section. The entry level spiced rum for the category.
It doesn't taste bad, but it doesn't taste good either. If it wasn't on the shelf of every local bar, I would forget it existed. When I get really desperate, I order this with some cranberry and pineapple juice. You know, a drink to hold as I stand dreaming about finer spirits.
If you don't know better it is part of life experience. Beginners only or if your broke. Mixer only
Surprisingly, at least to me, I enjoyed this rum. The added vanilla is not overwhelming and harmonizes nicely with the basic beverage (which is a straight-forward, lightly-aged and therefore lightly-colored mid-body rum) My friends enjoyed this as a mixer with Coke and I found it perfectly satisfying on the rocks...at least in a pinch. Recommended, at its price, for these purposes.
I have been a fan of Captain Original Spiced for over 10 years. one of the best balanced spiced rums on the market. However not a sipping rum but well mixed with any carbonated drink I have tried.
Captain Morgan really gave a lot of people their start and most pay nostalgia to it for that reason but as a rum its average at best. Usually priced around 16$ 750ml its price point is beaten by Cruzan Gold and Admiral Nelson's. Those 2 also trump C morgan in taste which is why I cant see this a staple all around rum anymore. Captain Morgan is a light brown rum which means its age isnt that high but who would think it was, after all this rum is production. Its like this, if there was a rum machine that spit out rum bacardi would given it 1 crank and C morgan (diego) gives it 2 cranks. Its a step up but still not that good. In the glass it smells like vanilla and alcohol and that it about it. Drinking it straight gives you a large blast of vanilla, sweetness from honey and a harshness of alcohol and a spiced tinge at the end. Not very complex in flavor so as a sipper you would missing out on a lot of life. In coke it gives you a rum in coke that is something you would expect from production rums. Vanilla extract hit and some sweetness with some alcohol lurking in the back and even then its fairly faint. My real problem with C morgan is for whatever reason after more than 1 rum and coke it starts tasting very bitter to the point were I switch to gin. Captain Morgan's biggest strength is you can find it anywhere, so even at wits end you still have some sort of okay rum at a bar.
Vanilla concoction. Appalling for non rum drinkers only
So I have been avoiding trying Captain Morgan because of how cheap it is (I know don't judge a book by it's cover) and how basic it is. I mean you can literally get Captain Morgan everywhere and I mean everywhere. Well while sitting at a bar one night I finally just decided to go for the classic Captain and Cola expecting the worst. I honestly expected this to be like Bacardi which is my most hated rum of all. I was very surprised at how decent and enjoyable Captain Morgan is. Now it is a sweeter rum and not at all a sipper. A lot of the flavors do taste artificial and feel added in. The vanilla definitely feels like it was added to it and it's a very artificial tasting vanilla. This rum is kind of the soft drink of rums and it's not bad. It's a guilty pleasure kind of rum and one that you shouldn't feel bad mixing with a cola. All in all it's a decent rum and a very tasty rum. I mean are there better choices out there? definitely. Are there rums worse than the Captain? Yes. Captain is not the worst out there and for the price it's actually a really decent rum.
Well only till 2 years or so ago, did I think nothing could compare to this bottle of intoxicating beauty. More on that later, Captain and me go way back, 27 years to be a bit more precise. I was 15 years of age, in Key West Fla when a friend and I skipped gym class and headed to his fathers bar. Where I was introduced to Captain Morgan, since then it is has been hands down my favorite, mixed with a nice ice tea or a fruity beverage you will be experincing drinking at its best! Now returning to my statement made early on in this commerence to my favorite drink, I have stumbled onto another very string contender, Ron Solera Bacardi from Mexico, I am weary to say, it is a struggle for me now sometimes to forgo my many life adventures with Captain Morgan with Ron Solera Bacardi from Mexico, not as trusted but still a blast to spend an evening or two with. in closing , I have said if you could put Christmas in a bottel, it would taste like Captain Morgan, with all due respect. from a 1% broke, to the other side with lots of options as to what , where and when. Currently residing in Hendersonville NC
One of the worst spiced rums there is yet far and away the best known. Belongs on the list of bad to mediocre products that have succeeded by great marketing - Bose speakers, Bud / Bud light, snapple, etc.
The only thing appealing about this drink is wench on the front of the bottle and beyond that, I do not even want to get into it. I wouldn't wash my toilet with this foul prison liquor.
Honestly a waste of money. If you are trying to save money AND get a better flavor out of your rum look no more than Admiral Nelsons rum the flavor is unreal in the Admiral, Captain Morgan is not terrible just a little to much for what you are getting.
Artificial vanilla heavily sweetened liqueur cloves and cinnamon also present. Over hyped garbage supermarket own brands are much better
After 15 years of aged rum tastings and after well over 600 aged rums later I ventured to try out the Captain Morgan Spiced rum for the very first time in my life. And the very last time. Such an overwhelming amount of artificial flavors that it tastes really offputting. For your own sanity, go right now to your closest liquor store and buy a bottle of Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva, try it out and you will never ever even think about Captain Morgan again.
The top 10 worst rums I have ever tried:
1. Barbancourt 4y / 8y / 15y
2. Bounty Dark Rum from Fiji
3. Stroh 40 / 80
4. Plantation Pineapple Stiggin's Fancy
5. Villa Rica 23y
6. Mocambo 15y / 20y
7. Captain Morgan different variations
8. Don Papa 10y / 15y
9. Bacardi flavored "rums", all of them
10. Kraken rums
Well, this was my first rum, and a very nice introduction. Vanilla, cinnamon, pepper, and a bit of a burn. Can't drink this neat, it's too rough, but it seems to be intentionally made to mix with Coke. Very iconic in a Coke or even as a mixer with fruit or tomato juice. Welcome to rum, but don't stick with this one, there are better rums to be found.
If your still in high school its probably a great drink for you, but for adults its complete shit! Over priced! and leaves a bad taste in your mouth. Don't bother.
If you're new to rum and want an easy drinking spirit to mix with coke look no further. Very sweet with a big vanilla hit. I wouldn't suggest drinking it neat.
Probably like every young aldult it is where they start with rum. Its good for family reunion or just with your friend that are not use to other rum. Strong taste of vanilla. I got to afmit i still pour myself a rum a coke from the captain once in a while for old time sake.
My first experience of a spiced rum and i enjoyed it but once you have tried some better quality spiced rums it is hard to go back!
And worse. Is okay for cocktails. Beginners rum. Drinkable.
Received as a present. Initially I wasn't keen at all, but sometimes any rum is better than no rum and with diet coke it helps make this passable.
For a spiced, I'd prefer sailor jerry for a bit more bite. This isn't spiced enough but, ok.
I always keep a bottle of this in stock. I only drink my spirits either neat or with a bit of ice. This one gets a bit more ice than usual because the flavour improves once it is chilled. The aroma is nothing to write home about, much like smelling the cap of a vanilla bottle. However, the flavour and sting left on the tongue is something I enjoy.
À venir prochainement.............................
This is NOT top shelf rum... It's over spiced cheap rum that can ruin a glass of coke. This rum is for younger drinkers or people who just don't know how to enjoy a drink.
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