About Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum
Captain Morgan has been sold in the US since 1984. Adorned with the iconic artwork by award-winning artist Don Maitz, it’s one of the largest spirit brands on American soil and an instantly-recognizable classic. Distilled from sugar cane in continuous stills, it is first aged for up to a year before the proprietary recipe of spices and flavors are added. Various indigenous Caribbean spices contribute to its distinct flavor profile. The lineup has expanded considerably with various additions ranging from Pineapple and Coconut Rum to Captain Morgan Apple Smash, a Private Stock offering, and several others.
Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum, naturally, remains their flagship offering. It’s a 70-proof spirit with a secret blend that is famous for its vanilla and caramel notes and smoothness. The best-selling spiced rum in Northern America contains less than 1g of sugar and only 86 calories per serving, as well as being gluten-free. It’s a classic cocktail base, pairing particularly well with coke and ginger ale.
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About Captain Morgan
The Captain Morgan brand was founded in 1944 when the Seagram Company first started producing rum under the name Captain Morgan Rum Company. Seagram’s CEO Samuel Bronfman purchased the Long Pond distillery from the Jamaican government, along with the rights to a rum by a Kingston pharmacy that sourced its spirit from the very same distillery, then spiced, aged, and bottled it. In 1985 the distillery was sold along with the rights to Captain Morgan. The brand came into Diageo’s hands in 2001 and has remained under them since.
Rum history allegedly started in the Carribiens in the 17th century when they started to ferment and distill molasses, a byproduct of sugar production. Most of the Rum is aged in oak or ex-wine casks, giving its color and flavor.
We distinguish between 4 different Rum categories, where white or unaged rum is mainly used in cocktails, while dark, spiced, and añejo (aged) rum are mostly enjoyed neat.