Rum - Spiced

Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum

Rating Information

  • Proof66 Rating
    378 / 745
    Rabble Rating
    3.1 / 5.0
    Price (USD)
    $25
    Proof
    70.0
    10-50 miles

Rating Description

Tier 2
This is a Tier 2 score in the Rum category. It means critics have highly recommended the spirit as a benchmark in the category.

Proof66 Notes

Captain Morgan is the spiced rum you can find everywhere. It's at every college party and goes with every cola at that party. Their website features the "morganettes," which looks like a good time if you can find out where they party. The brand was founded in 1945 and is named for Captain Henry Morgan who was both famous pirate and eventually governor of Jamaica in colonial times. The brand is owned by Diageo; it was originally distilled by Seralles in Puerto Rico but was moved to St Croix after a somewhat acrimonious bidding war between the two nations (see the full write-up in Caribbean  Business). 

Captain Morgan Spiced rum is their flagship concoction and market leader blended sweet and spices in a rum drink for color and complexity. It is widely known in every bar across the world, particularly in the North American Market.

The gracious 2011 Wine Enthusiast review recommended Captain Morgan "Mixed with Coke (or other mixers) and lots of ice..."

Funkenstein Funkenstein (25) (2014-05-30)
I'll still order it at a bar from time to time if there isn't anything better, but I wouldn't actually spend the money to buy a bottle anymore.
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DakotaGuy DakotaGuy (57) (2014-04-18)
For better or for worse, this is the benchmark for spiced rum. OK mixed with sodas at a bar, but there are better offerings out there to stock your home liqour cabinent with.
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tnmike1 tnmike1 (6) (2014-02-07)
OK. Little weak for my taste. If I'm drinking Morgan it's going to be Black
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cloughtower cloughtower (16) (2013-12-23)
A staple. Decent Cuba Libre.
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JamesCThatsMe JamesCThatsMe (12) (2013-12-13)
Mixes fantastic with root beer making it taste like a cream soda. Not the best spiced rum at all, but will be cheap enough to shoot and mix. There are better thinga out there, but it isnt a bad option.
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TomG2751 TomG2751 (25) (2013-09-03)

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NeatPour NeatPour (172) (2013-08-09)
arg, special place in my heart but without that it's prolly a 2. Spend $10 & get cruzan single barrel... it's change your world
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flintquatch flintquatch (165) (2013-07-11)
Ill never be able to drink this happily since I have had the pleasure of meeting the Kraken and Blackheart rums.... Seriously, Morgan is decent but you might as well grab some Admiral and save a few bucks
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Dakota Dakota (136) (2013-06-13)
3.2 stars all day. Lets face it if u love this rum number 1 you cant afford to enjoy superior rums and number 2 it has a special place in your heart. Im guilty of both faults this is no way the best is it worth your money in certain cases does it cause hangovers in massive quantities but doesnt everything the answer is no Lol I just like this spirit its versatile and girls love it Im giving it 3 stars I want to give it 4 but I feel like the people reading these reviews deserve the best I wish I had this website back then overall in limited quantities and with the right atmosphere its solid
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Quetzal Quetzal (87) (2013-03-29)
(2 out of 5). Not awful by any means, but there's no reason to buy it. The nose is okay and so is the initial taste, but I find the after taste unpleasant. Sailor Jerry's is cheaper, better and with a higher alcohol content. Even then, though, real rum is much better!
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dbfaze dbfaze (3) (2013-02-10)
This is a very good spiced rum to start with. It is very common like a MacDonald's cheeseburger. But if you want to continue rum selection, you should then move on to something else.
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Fyrfytr998 Fyrfytr998 (17) (2013-01-06)
Drinkable, but there are way better options for my dollar.
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dcp5082 dcp5082 (10) (2012-09-04)
It's ok, best mixed with coke, not really drinkable straight. Alcohol is somewhat pronouced if drank neat or on the rocks, yuck! I'd recommend the Captain Morgan Private Stock which is slightly more expensive but much better. 
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LiquorBox21X LiquorBox21X (25) (2012-03-28)
Captian and coke is a classic, and it is available in 50ml samplers, so try it!
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subzero829 subzero829 (8) (2011-12-12)
There is a reason that this is the go to spiced rum that everyone knows. 1. Its a good spiced rum with a good flavor 2. Great price 3. Widely available With that said Captain is neither my favorite mid shelf mixing rum (that goes to sailor jerrys) or favorite mid shelf straight rum (that goes to kraken, but thats a very different rum) I prefer sailor jerrys if its available, but if not then captain is always a safe and enjoyable second choice
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carl carl (2) (2011-09-19)
Great with passion orange and guava juice.
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Dayvido Dayvido (1) (2011-08-28)
When I first started going to bars I was trying to find a good drink to enjoy with my beer drinking friends and not look too fruity :P CM and coke did the job very well! Now I drink it on the rocks. My favorite drink mix or not :) sweet,smooth, n very relaxing
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LAKERS LAKERS (7) (2011-04-04)
Nice taste. A little too sweet for me and it goes down rough. Costco sells the 1.5L for cheap so its also great for parties. Mixed with coke or in a cocktail is the way to go with this one!
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TheSippingLife TheSippingLife (111) (2011-03-25)
Id take this over Bacardi Gold any day of the week. But its not a quality rum. If you are a beginner enthusiast and want something cheap and decent to start sipping, get this.
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MrMartini MrMartini (17) (2011-01-28)
Its well known and at a low price youll see it in home parties across the nation. There are better spiced rums out there and if I was going to go with a Captain Morgan for mixing drinks, Id go with the Private Stock over this.
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jbartie jbartie (1) (2010-11-18)
cpsr is the smoothest, with great aroma and color....it is a real pleasure to see, smell and taste either straight up on ice with a twist of lime or with a splash of diet coke with a twist of lime,.........either way cmsr is the choice of the bartie family and we have shown my inlaws and outlaws the way to rumulicious cmsp....thank you very much.....and thanks for your three dollar rebate.......captain is the best on land or sea and especially in southern new jersey.....mister b.....
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Beachluv24 Beachluv24 (6) (2010-08-07)
This is my rum of choice! I love this rum. I'm truly loyal to this and coca cola. A perfect drink when you're not sure what to make!
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Irishman Irishman (253) (2009-06-18)
Not a big fan of this one...even if you drown it in coke.
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spidey spidey (6) (2009-03-04)
Hohum....good to have around the house for mixing, but nothing to write home about
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Perrin Perrin (68) (2009-02-05)
Mixed with cola of choice is the best way to go with this one. A bit harsh when taken neat
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Amanda Amanda (1) (2008-12-15)
Great Holiday Cocktail. 1 1/2 part Captain Morgan Spiced Rum 1 part Gingerbread Liquor (Hiram Walker has a seasonal one) Top with Ginger Ale Serve in tall glass on ice. LIght, refreshing, easy holiday cocktail to entertain with!
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Librarian Librarian (8) (2008-11-29)
Tough like bitter coffee.
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Madame Horn Madame Horn (1) (2008-11-29)
Good color; sharp; vanilla; burning.
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XLCajones XLCajones (8) (2008-11-29)
Spiced; likely better mixed than straight.
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Phizbin Phizbin (189) (2008-11-29)
THuds like a rock. I feel like liquid lead hit my palate.
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Two Wheeler Two Wheeler (12) (2008-11-29)
Vanilla flavor; bad aftertaste.
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The Bared The Bared (12) (2008-11-29)
SPicy finish with an unexpected rancor... a bit much.
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Master Horn Master Horn (12) (2008-11-29)
Robust palate relative to the treacly selection of most flavored rums; smooth bordering on dull. A bit of a bitter aftertaste.
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Rugby God Rugby God (8) (2008-11-29)
Very smooth; nice finish. An excellent rum taken neat; enjoy the sip or chug sitting on the beach.
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Rum Lover Rum Lover (3) (2008-10-19)
Mixed with diet Coke - this is a great standby rum.
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