Captain Morgan 1671 Commemorative Blend

  • Rating: 5
  • Value: 4

Better than regular Captain Morgan ( yes, damn faint praise) but costs considerably more.


Notes: Captain Morgan is one of the most dominant rums on the market with its ubiquitous Captain Morgan rum available almost everywhere.This is a special edition inspired by Captain Henry Morgan’s victorious raid on the Spanish in 1671, in a bittersweet victory as he lost his beloved flagship, The Satisfaction during the battle. The rum is an homage both in tittle and composition, using St Croix rum and finished in Spanish Oak barrels to reflect what a rum from the period might have tasted like.

Appearance: Gold amber very much appears to be colored.Thin oily coat on swirling with a few legs and droplets forming

First Impression: Cinnamon, vanilla, dark fruits, caramel, vanilla, in short the usual suspects for a spiced rum

Taste: Caramel, vanilla, cinnamon, dark fruit, rather thick entry for a rum (caramel added for body?) spicy drying with some heat and then sweetness and cinnamon with oak char and dryness.

Drinks: Meant to be a sipping rum over ice. Could be used as a mixer in a Tiki drink. But really Captain Morgan as a sipper ? Who does or could do that?

Bottle: Cylindrical jug type glass body of very dark brown glass and a finger hole grip at the neck with an embossed Captain Morgan on the glass front with a wrap around gold on black label

Final Thoughts: Not a lot. Better than the regular Captain Morgan with a lot more nuance and depth than it’s company standard. That being said you are paying enough money to buy a better quality bottle of rum and spicing it to your own taste


Lots of pirate videos and some cocktail recipes. Much more theater selling the Captain than any real substance about what the rum is or how it is made.

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