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Captain Morgan Private Stock rum is produced from molasses and aged for over 2 years in ex-bourbon barrels before being blended with spices.
The Captain Morgan brand was created in 1945 and named after the famous pirate and eventual governor of Jamaica Captain Henry Morgan.The rum's original home was Puerto Rico with it was distilled by Seralles, but is now St Croix.
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By far, my favorite rum! Every few months I make sure to grab another top-shelf brand and have yet to find anything as smooth, spicy, and perfectly sweet as Private Stock. Reading the other reviews, it almost seems like people simply refuse to rate this highly because it's not aged (and expensive), and Captain is known for mixing... stop letting the money you spend influence your opinion of something. No, I'm not 18 and just started drinking, and I'm well aware of how people like to make claims of "complexity" in flavors to justify the high price tags... I also enjoy a nice robust cigar from time to time with some nice brandy or cognac, so I get the draw to certain really strong developed flavors.
But I also understand the psychology behind giving a product a higher (or lower) rating based on the price tag of the item, and I think that's what's going on here... There are some aged rums that have average ratings at 9 or higher, with their less-aged counterparts scored one point lower. the truth is, it's rare to find a single point of difference in aging something 10 more years. Sure, more age can make it smoother and a little more refined, but in all my personal taste testing I've rarely found something that costs twice as much that was actually 10% better... Really old rum that tastes like crap, is just "really old rum that tastes like crap" that you just spent a lot of money on and feel the need to justify the expense. This is GREAT rum, and it's affordable. Excellent for sipping neat, or on the rocks... for something a bit different, put it in your snifter and light it on fire to heat it up a bit! (maybe 10 seconds).
All that said, I am well aware that individual taste preference is a matter of qualia. My point is... This is by far the smoothest, best tasting top-shelf rum I've had to date (out of about 20 diff top-shelf options). don;t let "price" influence your review.
This is the rum got me into drinking rum. Truly enjoy the smooth taste of tis magnificent alcohol, especially when mixed with Diet Dr Pepper.
I strongly feel that since Rum does not have so many rules and regulations like say, bourbon or whiskey, that it is truly up to an individual to define what their Rum palette enjoys. That being said, I prefer my Rum not too Oaky, and not too sweet. It's hard to find a Rum that just doesn't taste like liquid candy, or like an unrefined whiskey. Captain Morgans Private Stock is that perfect balance. There are other rums I like....but few that could be an "everyday". You can taste the vanilla, toffee, and caramel, but it's balanced out by the spices. I seem to always come back to this Rum. It's super smooth, but complex. Price is nice too.
This is my favourite rum to drink on ice. Difficult to get so I only save it for special occasions!
Love the vanilla and caramel flavours, very smooth and doesn’t burn the throat!
For the price, this is a great Rum. It is always available in every liquor store I have been in and the price is always within reach. You can drink it str8 or mixed with soda and either way it works well.
So far my favorite rum. The aroma is wonderful and the taste is superb.
Kind of sweet with a very vanilla and molasses taste.
I find it to be a perfect sipping rum which is very important to me because I don't like to mix rum.
The price is very fair for what I find to be an excellent rum. It should get more attention than it does.
My go to rum and a bottle I always have on hand.
"Matt Cottom via Rum & Reviews"
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