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Sunset Captain Bligh Golden rum

Sunset Captain Bligh Golden

Saint Vincent And The Grenedines | Gold

Captain Blight Golden rum is made from fermented molasses that's imported from Guyana. It's aged for up to 10 years in ex-Bourbon casks.

Captain Blight Golden rum in made on the foothills of La Soufriere Volcano in St Vincent and fermented molasses that's imported from Guyana. It's distilled in 2-column stills, and then aged for up to 10 years in ex-Bourbon casks.

Captain Bligh Golden rum is named after the British Royal Navy officer William Bligh, known for a famous mutiny that took place in Tahiti in 1789. After been set adrift by his crew, Blight navigated a small boat on a 2 year voyage to Britain and reported the mutiny to Admiralty.

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Posted 6 years ago by Charles M from United Kingdom with 135 ratings

I am a great fan of this rum. Initially I was put off by a screw cap, but that obviously doesn't affect the contents. The nose is relatively light with hints of oak and vanilla - pencil shavings. On the palate, the fruit is weightier and the oak and vanilla carries through but there is a good hit of alcohol. Being truthful there is a merest hint of a rough edge, but it is appealing none the less and very much adds to the character and is soon forgotten, although it does help add to the length of the oaky finish. A very, very nice easy rum. Well priced as well. Definitely worth a try if you haven't had it before.

Edit - I have a couple of bottles in the rack at the moment, and both have gone hazy. I must confess to not knowing whether chill-filtration takes place as it does with whisky, but presume that having been bottled at 40% this is the reason for the haze. Not that it afffects the taste, just the appearance and I can look past that.


Posted almost 6 years ago by thefatrumpirate from United Kingdom with 122 ratings

This is very similar to Bajan rum's such as Foursquare and Mount Gay.

This is the most aromatic appealing rum I have ever sipped. The flavour isn't bad. It seems to add a little extra twist to the already fantastic Bajan rum experience.

A fantastic rum at under £30!


Posted 3 months ago by Harrie from Netherlands with 58 ratings

Captain Bligh XO tastes a bit like a marriage between Bajan rum and Chairman's Reserve, both rums that I like. The nose gives a clear presence of alcohol, some vanilla, spiced caramel and oak. On the palate the rum is very dry despite its sweet fruity flavour and there is a strong peppery oak present from start to finish. The alcohol is also very present (despite just 40% ABV), making it a bit fiery but never harsh or burning. It is good stuff no doubt but I would expect more complexity at this pricepoint; lots of tastes in here but no layers and the taste hardly changes from the first sip to the last bit of taste in the medium long finish. At €35 I do demand more from a rum but it is no punishment drinking this, it is really nice.


Posted at The Rum Bar KL over 3 years ago by Terence from Malaysia with 56 ratings

Interesting flavor on the nose. Aroma of buttery banana bread/ cake with milk chocolate, toffee and sweet spice (vanilla). Light woody aroma towards to end. Didn't expect such flavorful aroma on the nose.
Fruity pineapple tart with butter crust yet it's dry on palate. Accompany with flambe banana, vanilla syrup and toasted wood flavor.
Light and short finishing which I find it a let down, yet savory and dry.


Posted almost 4 years ago by Peter Kalnai (PREMIUM) from Czech Republic with 34 ratings

Beautiful taste for a very friendly price. It's definitely not very sweet, but a little smoky instead (if that's the right adjective). Anyway, this is a perfect choice if you spent a few sleepless nights dedicated to work and you like to release yourself.


Posted over 1 year ago by Reiwa from Japan with 142 ratings

Maybe, everyone like this. It is midium light body, mild and creamy taste. There is a little rubber aroma.

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Posted almost 2 years ago by Stefan Persson (PREMIUM) from Sweden with 167 ratings

This one has been on my wishlist for a long time after a sample test long ago and now I finally got me some bottles.
It doesn’t disappoint this time either, I really like it.
It has very nice flavour and it’s dry, fruity and oaky in mouth. The afterburn is also nice and quite long.
There are definitely similarities with Bajan rums as I saw somebody else had written.
A very nice rum to a very competitive price!


Posted almost 2 years ago by Joola69 from United States with 2659 ratings

Enjoyed 2 glasses of Sunset Captain Bligh XO while in London. Boring bottle and label design. Light golden color. Unmatured alcohol straight to your nose and palate. Vile burn at the end. Even a mixer does not mask the nasty flavors Captain Bligh packs!


Posted over 2 years ago by Snookerman from United Kingdom with 129 ratings

I have heard such a lot about this and was expecting more. Frankly, at this price point, I'd expect more. It certainly not sweet, and that's fine, but it's quite bitter...and to me, at least, that not fine. I've heard all the reports about it's wonderful smell for the price. I didn't find that. I'd go as far as to say that I thought this was a bit rough on both the nose and the tongue. I found it a bit short on the finish too. I think Havana Club Especial is way better and that is roughly 9 or 10 pounds cheaper. I'd much rather pay an extra £2 - £5 and have something considerably more complex and interesting.


Posted almost 3 years ago by Martin Roman from Slovakia with 39 ratings

It's not my style and taste is bitter and ordinary, there is nothing special.