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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.
Certainly not an elaborate rum to sip on but pleasant nonetheless.
Sweet to the smell, with vanilla scents. Tastes sweet and smooth. Great for an everyday type drink
If you don't like sickly sweet vanilla this wont be for you, but if your stuck at the in-laws over the holidays it might just get you by, barely. It is great for the price and availability.
Too sweet. Spices overwhelm and tastes artificial. Horrible aftertaste. I thought things would have improved since the horrific cheap Captain Morgan rum from my college days in the early to mid 80s...I was wrong...just expanded into other horribleness. If I had started with this rum when I got into rums earlier this year I might have rated it higher but I've sampled far superior rums than this so this is indeed barely drinkable and I would have to drown in Coke Zero in order to make it palatable. So I'm down to this: should I pour it down the sink into the septic tank (thereby inebriating the microorganisms in there) or push this off to some friends (thereby running the risk of making them EX-friends)....hmmm....
Choice is obvious...
PARTY IN THE SEPT TANK...MICROORGANISMS ABOUT TO GET TANKED!!!!
As far as Captain Morgan rums go, this is the one I buy for myself (not for parties, cocktails or anything like that).
It's probably the only one I would drink neat, actually. This one and Oakheart are my 2 favorite "commercial rums"
Split 3/4 of a bottle of this with a friend in high school many moons ago. I remember it being only marginally smoother than the original Captain (my drink of choice in high school) although it had a higher alcohol percentage, and similar in flavor. In spite of drinking so much, the night ended just fine- the reason I haven't revisited this rum is that it was nothing memorable for the price.
This is what I like to sip on. Straight up or on a few ice berg chunks.
Smooth and mellow.
its good enough to drink straight, but it's vanilla flavor makes it a good mix with root beer or cream soda
At first i tried this i thought that is not bad rum because its CM, people think that it will be very spiced but no! only vanilla flavour is dominated, but none spice, most sweet rum i have ever drunk. It only 2yo but feel like more, it reminds me more older diplomatico 12yo, that is not as sweet like this rum but is more complete ans smooth, also more expensive, summary: will buy def again, nice to drink it straight also with coke or mix.
Very nice. For the serious connoisseur. Treat yourself.
Private Stock used to be my go to rum. It mixed well with everything I threw at it. Coke, Sprite, Ginger Ale, Root-beer (with ice cream at times), and even the occasional Pepsi (I am not a Pepsi fan). I have only ever had two issues with this rum. First, the price. It is a good rum, I am just cheap. Second, it gave me heartburn. Not sure why though.
Love this one... Vanilla spiced rum is always good with coke and limes.
Simple inexpensive rum that you can mix with coke or drink on the rocks.that doesn't burn as bad as regular captain.
Commercial upgraded rum with very easy and uncomplicated body. Good for shots at a disco, bad for real rum enthusiasts.
I'm not going to write a long one here. I hope you like vanilla because Private Stock is a vanilla bomb of epic proportions. It's sweet with loads of sweet brown sugar and dark molasses notes. There is a but of a nutty goodness. I get lots of baking spice especially in the finish, mostly nutmeg and hint clove. Private stock is sweet spicy and easy to drink neat. I can see people mixing this but it's a waste. This is a sipper that tastes above it's price range.
When you don't feel like bringing a bottle of wine to a BYOB, this makes for a good little sipper (on the rocks)
This is my favorite Captain Morgan to drink. I prefer to drink it with Coke. It was my first try at trying "better quality rums".
Go buy a bottle of Zaya Gran Reserva. If you want to lose your pants and start dancing on a roof, go get a bottle of the regular 100 proof Cap.
Captain Morgan Private Stock is a good starter rum for beginners. It helps one recognize the characteristics of a good rum and its weaknesses are easily apparent. It is not a true an aged rum like its more pricey companions on the top shelf but it is a good rum for sipping. It is sweet, smooth and with as strong taste of vanilla and slight molasses. With Rum and Coke being my prefered drink, i would Not recommend mixing this with coke but reserve it for sipping. Although its sweetness may become overwhelming after a while.
for the price i believe that it is pretty good. It has a sweetness to it that I enjoy. I drink it neat not well suited to mix with coke.
Tu uz citit nejaku chut kvalitnejsieho rumu .... V tejto cenovej kategorii ale existuju aj lepsie volby, kazdopadne verim ze niekomu moze sadnut uplne perfektne
Sugar: 45- 50 gpl. Not much to say about this but if you read the label you will see that there is a lot of sugar added to this rum to where it is close to being a desert rum. It's got a bit of vanilla and caramel and spice in it and overall I would say that it's agreeable to those that don't like rum without cola. Don't mix this with anything sweet. I suggest that you put it on ice, or on ice cream. It's a good value rum, but I like a little or a lot more taste.
Are there better Rums....yeah. Are there better Rums for $22....not really.
This was the first rum I enjoyed straight when just starting out. For the price its really hard to beat. Very drinkable and good for mixing also. I do not however like any other Captain products. I still keep an extra 1.75 around for guest as it generally keeps them away from my more pricey stock...
Matt Cottom via Rum & Reviews