Captain Morgan’s Original Spiced Rum – Tasting Notes

Rum week continues on The Bottle Opener with another spiced rum Tasting Notes review. This time it’s the original spiced rum – that is to say, the first rum to use the label ‘spiced’ – Captain Morgan’s Original Spiced Rum.captain-morgan_custom-24997c9c0452ac1a908e515014a67896765496a1-s6-c30

Speaking unabashedly, spiced rum and coke was my drink for a time, and the spirit of choice in that so wretched of hi-balls was usually Captain Morgan’s take. The simple reason is because that’s the spiced rum that was available at most, or all bars. While I was a fan of another rum (Whalers) that I have had trouble finding at times, I will go on to say that I was fairly happy with my Captain Morgan variable. It was palatable after all.

Fast forward to 2015.

Swigging back the C-Mo (is that a thing anyone even says?) straight from the mickey (okay, it was actually a glass), some similarities to the recent Oakheart are readily apparent. At first glance, it seems like Oakheart may be a cheap attempt knock off of Captain Morgan’s. In reality, though, Captain Morgan is not as good as the Oakheart. Don’t get me wrong, though. That signature butterscotch and vanilla flavor is enjoyable, but Bacardi just happens to do it much better. Nevertheless, Captain Morgan’s Spiced gets a rating somewhere around the realm of 70-72 out of 100. Not the greatest score. Hell, not even a recommendable score, but not bad when it’s available.


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