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Sunset Captain Bligh Golden rum

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 over 5 years ago by Charles M from United Kingdom with 126 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 over 5 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 at The Rum Bar KL almost 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 over 3 years ago by Peter Kalnai 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 about 1 year ago by Reiwa from Japan with 136 ratings

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

Posted over 1 year ago by Stefan Persson (PREMIUM) from Sweden with 149 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 over 1 year ago by Joola69 from United States with 2555 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 about 2 years ago by Snookerman from United Kingdom with 121 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 over 2 years ago by Martin Roman from Slovakia with 27 ratings

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

Posted at The Rum Bar KL over 2 years ago by Andy Tee from Malaysia with 148 ratings

N- Seemingly with great reputation as one of the best rum around. Let's see... Ashy burnt barks and old leathers set in well with musky wood notes. Mildly sugared with gentle toasty breads and peanut butter, whiff of life-less flour or probably dry petals. (19/25)

P- Medium body with banana, some white raisin, spice jar and hue of pepper. Balanced with oak driven but restrained by low strength, somehow generic and probably an entry level dram. An average blended whisky equivalent. (18/25)

F- Short-medium, toasted wood, spicy coating with rough around the edges, but not unpleasant, it just appeared being generic. (17/25)

Balanced- Appreciated less with fact on the absent of originality as the molasses are from others. Nonetheless, balanced and decent. (17/25)

Weighted Rate:- 71pt

Posted about 3 years ago by M from United Kingdom with 8 ratings

Smooth but with a rugged finish, oak and vanilla. Hint of coconut.

Posted about 3 years ago by Kieron wood from United Kingdom with 379 ratings

A nice rum that has delicate flavours of vanilla and rum ... A decent product but quite right around the edges ... Still a nice sipper mixer rum

Posted over 3 years ago by Martin Kennedy from Australia with 194 ratings

its a very nice rum. Reminds me of Mt. Gay XO. The bourbon in oak casks comes through easily but theres plenty of honey , caramel and brown sugar flavours as well. Great bouquet , spices and fruit (maybe raisins) Quite dry and with a slightly rough edge but a nice finish with a small burn. My only gripe is the cheap metal screw on cap which is covered by a sealed almost impossible cover to remove ! My finger still has the scissors scar.. beware.

Posted over 3 years ago by Johannes from Germany with 62 ratings

Just try it, it will be not your the most complex rum experience, but I am sure you will like it !

Posted over 3 years ago by Blacky from Austria with 79 ratings

This rum is dry and focussed in the mouth with lovely balance and a fruity, spicy character.

Posted over 3 years ago by Mary Knoll from Saint Lucia with 5 ratings

Captain Bligh Golden has a nice carmel color to it and tastes slightly nutty. It leaves a clean refreshing taste on your pallette.

Posted almost 4 years ago by Rumtastic from United Kingdom with 20 ratings

Nose: Well, really very good indeed. Quite big, intense and pungent. There is plenty of cut oak (good old small white oak casks!), vanilla, honey, brown sugar, light caramels and almost a fat corn note. It’s quite bourbon’esc. Very spirit’y and solvent’y with some sort of polish or nail varnish about it. Underneath the big smells there are some dusty spices, turmeric, garam masala, lots of dried papaya and fresh mango. Going even deeper you’ll find some hay and over ripe, black and mushy banana.

Palate: Quite full but light at the same time, if that makes sense. Initial sweetness but very fresh, lots of vanilla and honey…yeah bourbon! Gets dry. Not so much oak at the start but the longer you hold it in you mouth the spicier it gets with plenty of ginger root/power, cinnamon and black pepper. It’s really quite Bajan in a way. There is a fragrant flavour to this that I can’t quite pin down, it’s a little like Turkish Delight and slightly grassy. Ah, vanilla again and honey then on to some tropical fruits.

Finish: Grrrr, a bit too short really. It hangs around for a bit to make you think you’re getting a nice long finish and just as you’re getting excited it stops dead, which is a shame as it’s lovely. Dry. Thick corn oil, some banana, light honey and a touch of menthol. No bitterness at all. When the finish does, er….finish, it floats off suddenly and doesn’t leave any buzz or off notes.

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Posted almost 4 years ago by Sam from United States with 7 ratings

Good flavour, comparatively smooth at the price point. Good sipping or mixing rum. Also good straight or on the rocks.

Posted about 4 years ago by YMHC from Netherlands with 160 ratings

herkomst: St. Vincent
fles: 5 cl
abv : 40%
kleur: amber
aroma licht. fruit, vanille, karamel.
smaak: zoetig en zachte rum met hout, vanille, fruit, banaan, kruiden als munt. Maar niet te veel allemaal, goed in balans, zelfs de alcohol prikt net genoeg.

Prima XO van ik gok zo'n 8 jaar oud en geen suiker toegevoegd.

Posted over 4 years ago by Kenneth Olesen from Denmark with 77 ratings

Dry and Oldschool. Ive tried this rum numerous times now, and I still can't quite figure out if im a fan or not.
Very light golden color in the glasss
Nose: Very weak nose in general, but alcohol, vanilla is what comes to mind.
Mouse: Notes of coconut, leads you into a semi-dry and quite long aftertaste of oak, weakfish coconut (again)
Prizetag saves it a 7..