Captain Morgan Original Spiced Gold Rum
  • Category Rum
  • Country Virgin Islands
  • Region Caribbean
  • Distillery Captain Morgan
  • Style Dark Rum
  • Alcohol 35%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • vanilla
  • cinnamon
  • mint
  • black pepper
  • brown sugar
  • molasses
  • clove
  • nutmeg
  • spicy

Captain Morgan

Original Spiced Gold Rum (0.7l, 35%)

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The original Spiced Rum that started it all.

The Levy Brothers in Kingston, Jamaica, owned a pharmacy and purchased raw Rum from the Long Pond Distillery and infused it with medicinal spices and herbs. Samuel Bronfman was the CEO of Seagram and when he tasted it he bought the rights. Shortly thereafter, Captain Morgan Spiced Rum was launched by Seagram in 1944 as a spiced blend of Caribbean Rums. For import/export reasons the brand was moved to Puerto Rico in the 1950s. Diageo purchased the line from Seagram in 2001. Tax and regulatory matters intervened once again and Diageo moved the company to Saint Croix in the US Virgin Islands. It is the second most popular Rum brand in the world with dozens of varieties.

Captain Morgan's Original Spiced Gold is the product that the company is built on with few updates to suit the modern age. The sources of the blended Rums and spice recipe are secret. But traditionally the Rums come largely from Jamaica and Guyana. The herbals and spices are relatively complex, but two shine out — vanilla and Caribbean allspice. After Bacardi, this is the most famous Rum in the world and a core cocktail element of beach bars from Java and The Maldives to Hawaii and Saint Thomas.

Smartass Corner:
Captain Morgan Rum is named after Sir Henry Morgan — a Welsh privateer in the Caribbean who was based at the infamous Port Royal, Jamaica during the 1600s. A "privateer" is an officially sanctioned pirate. This means that the government of England gave him permission to attack Spanish ships.

  • Category Rum
  • Country Virgin Islands
  • Region Caribbean
  • Distillery Captain Morgan
  • Style Dark Rum
  • Alcohol 35%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.

Appearance / Color
Medium Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma is thick with vanilla and cinnamon notes over a dash of menthol and black pepper.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The flavors build upon the aroma with plenty of turbinado sugar and molasses, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and vanilla.

Finish
The finish is medium-length with loads of baking spices.

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  • vanilla
  • cinnamon
  • mint
  • black pepper
  • brown sugar
  • molasses
  • clove
  • nutmeg
  • spicy
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
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Rum used to be accepted as a form of currency in Europe and Australia, a practice we should probably bring back into fashion.
Diageo acquired the brand from Seagrams in 2001.
Rum used to be accepted as a form of currency in Europe and Australia, a practice we should probably bring back into fashion.
Next time you have a tipple of Rum you can say that you're tapping the Admiral. This intriguing phrase comes from the great Admiral Nelson who was killed in the battle of Trafalgar off of Spain. The story is that his body was preserved in Rum to be shipped back to England but, when the barrel arrived, some of the Rum was missing and said to have been siphoned off by some desperate or unknowing sailors. It's a great story but most likely false.
Common Rum classifications: White, Golden or Amber, Dark, Spiced, Añejo and Age-Dated Rums.
The Captain Morgan brand was created in 1944 by the Seagram Company.
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Rum used to be accepted as a form of currency in Europe and Australia, a practice we should probably bring back into fashion.
Diageo acquired the brand from Seagrams in 2001.
Rum used to be accepted as a form of currency in Europe and Australia, a practice we should probably bring back into fashion.
Next time you have a tipple of Rum you can say that you're tapping the Admiral. This intriguing phrase comes from the great Admiral Nelson who was killed in the battle of Trafalgar off of Spain. The story is that his body was preserved in Rum to be shipped back to England but, when the barrel arrived, some of the Rum was missing and said to have been siphoned off by some desperate or unknowing sailors. It's a great story but most likely false.
Common Rum classifications: White, Golden or Amber, Dark, Spiced, Añejo and Age-Dated Rums.
The Captain Morgan brand was created in 1944 by the Seagram Company.
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