Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum

Spiced Rum

Captain Morgan // US Virgin Islands

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    78
  • Avg. Rating

    2.85
    2 out of 5 stars
    ( 402 )

Sir Henry Morgan (Captain Morgan, as he is known by the masses) was born in Wales in 1635. He was, at various times for the British government a privateer, a prisoner, an admiral, and a knight. He gained his notoriety by attacking the Spaniards who had set up shop in the Caribbean, most notably in Panama and Cuba, and doing what pirates do best--he plundered. He died at the ripe old age of 53 as Lieutenant Governor of Jamaica. Captain Morgan the rum was introduced to the world in 1983 and since 2010 has been produced in the U.S. Virgin Islands after relocating its distillery there from Puerto Rico.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    40.0
  • Spiced Rum
    Rum that is flavored with a variety of spices, natural or artificial. They can be aged, though there is no requirement to do so.
  • Cask Type

Tasting Notes

"Lots of sugar sweetness on the nose, much like carnival candy with a bundle of vanilla. The other spices are tough to discern individually, but cola flavor seemed to be present. It is rich and sweet which makes it difficult once again to pick up much spice. Listen, we know this will likely end up in a glass with Coke. You're not going to be sipping this neat in your study. But, maybe try a different spiced rum for your Cuba Libre. You may be surprised to find some with real character and more oomph. The Captain just falls a little flat."

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Flavor Profile

Sweet & Rich