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Review: Captain Morgan Watermelon Smash

Captain Morgan Watermelon Smash was just released.  This is the fourth cannon ball shaped variety of rum in the Captain Morgan stable of rum.  The others include Cannon Blast, Jack-O-Blast, and Loconut.  These flavors weighs in at 70, 60, and 40 proof.  Captain Morgan Watermelon Smash hits the scale at 50 proof.  All are designed to be enjoyed as a chilled shot or mixed in a tasty cocktail.  Watermelon Smash is made with rum distilled in St Croix.  Natural flavors and certified colors are blended with the rum upon its arrival in the US.  How much watermelon flavor does the Captain pack into this rum?  I could smell the watermelon from the shelf the bottle sat on.  Maybe because the bottles label is watermelon scented, or maybe because there is just too much watermelon flavor to contain in one bottle.  Read more »


Review: Captain Morgan Loconut

Captain Morgan Loconut was just released.  It is made with a blend of real coconut liqueur, Captain Morgan rum, Caribbean spices, and natural flavors.  This is the second follow up to their original citrus, and pepper, spiced rum flavored, Captain Morgan Cannon Blast, that was launched August 2015.  Their pumpkin spiced rum flavored Jack-O-Blast was introduced September 2016.  All three of these flavors are designed primarily to be consumed as a shot, but, while Cannon Blast and Jack-O-Blast weigh in at 70 and 60 proof, Loconut hits the scale at 40 proof.   Read more »


Review: Captain Morgan Black Spiced Rum

captain-morgan-black-spiced-rum-bottleCaptain Morgan Black Spiced Rum was launched April 2012.  It is one of 10 rum varieties currently produced by the Captain.  While there are several black spiced rum varieties on the market today Captain Morgan Black Spiced and The Kraken are the two best sellers.  Captain Morgan Spiced Black is a blackstrap rum made with select spices including clove and cassia bark and is aged in a double charred blackened oak barrel.  Read more »


Review: Captain Morgan Jack O Blast

captain-morgan-jack-o-blast-copyCaptain Morgan Jack O Blast is a pumpkin spiced rum that is available for a limited time.  It follows the successful release of Captain Morgan Cannon Blast.  The Captain promises the sweet taste of pumpkin with hints of warm spice.  It is made with rum distilled in St Croix.  Spice and natural flavors are added before bottling at 60 proof in a distinctive pumpkin shaped bottle. Read more »


Review: Captain Morgan Private Stock Rum

Captain Morgan Private Stock - CopyCaptain Morgan Private Stock Rum is made from the finest Captain Morgan Reserves.  Those reserves are made with Caribbean sugar cane molasses and the rum is distilled in a continuous still.  It is aged for 2 years in barrels formerly used to age bourbon.  Captain Morgan Original is aged for 1 year.  A proprietary blend of Caribbean spice is added before bottling at 80 proof.  Captain Morgan Original is bottled at 70 proof.  Captain Morgan has been distilling their rum in St. Croix since 2012, prior to that it was distilled in Puerto Rico.  Read more »


Review: Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum

Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum - CopyCaptain Morgan Original Spiced Rum was first produced in 1944 by the Seagram Company.  It was introduced in 1984 in the US, and is now owned by Diageo.  Captain Morgan had been produced in Puerto Rico, but it 2012, production was moved to St. Croix.  Captain Morgan is now the number two selling spirit brand in the US, only trailing Diageo stable mate Smirnoff Vodka.  It is made with Caribbean sugar cane molasses, and it is distilled in a continuous still and aged for 1 year in oak barrels.  A Proprietary blend of Caribbean spice is added before bottling at 70 proof.  Read more »


Review: Captain Morgan Cannon Blast

Captain Morgan Cannon Blast image - CopyCaptain Morgan Cannon Blast was just introduced.  This brings the current Captain Morgan family of products up to 9.  There have been many more limited release products, and I’m sure there will be more to follow.  Cannon Ball is described on their cannon ball shaped bottles label, as an intensely delicious shot.  This description, plus an ingredient list that starts with Captain Morgan rum, and includes a unique spice blend of Caribbean Citrus, with chipotle and jalapeno pepper, positions the product to compete with the cinnamon whiskeys, lead by Fireball.  While rum is typically not thought of as a shooter, Captain Morgan hopes to change that. Read more »


Review: Captain Morgan White Rum

DIAGEO CAPTAIN MORGAN WHITE RUMCaptain Morgan White rum was introduced February 2014.  After creating a dozen or more spiced rum options, Captain Morgan takes aim at the white rum market leader, Bacardi.  Could this have something to do with Barcardi’s 2011 launch of Oak Heart Spiced rum?  It is made in St. Croix with sugarcane molasses and it is distilled five times.  It is then aged in white oak barrels for over one year and filtered to remove any color. Read more »


Review: Captain Morgan Coconut Rum

Captain Morgan Coconut - CopyCaptain Morgan Coconut rum was just launched along with a pineapple and grapefruit flavor.  This should not be confused with their Parrot Bay line of 42 proof flavored rums.  This line of flavored rums weigh in at 70 proof and they use their Captain Morgan White rum as a base.  It is crafted in St. Croix with fine cane molasses and it is distilled 5 times and aged for over 1 year in oak barrels.  It is then filtered to remove the color before all natural flavors are blended with the rum. Read more »


Review: Captain Morgan Pineapple Rum

Captain Morgan Pineapple Rum - CopyCaptain Morgan Pineapple rum is one of three rum flavors just launched by our favorite pirate.  The other two flavors are grapefruit, and coconut.   This should not be confused with their Parrot Bay Pineapple rum that is bottled at 42 proof.  This Pineapple rum starts with last years best selling new spirit, Captain Morgan White rum as a base.  It is crafted in St. Croix with fine cane molasses and it is distilled 5 times.  It is aged for over 1 year in oak barrels and then filtered to a clear color.  All natural pineapple flavors are blended before bottling at 70 proof. Read more »