What in the world is going on with the Captain?
Captain Morgan is looking more like Blackbeard with the latest release of the brand’s Black Spiced Rum. While the Captain is most associated with cocktails, especially tiki drinks, Captain Morgan Black Spiced Rum has a meatier taste and is smooth like a Scotch whisky. The company is trying to attract the more discerning drinkers, and is even trying to convert whiskey drinkers into rum drinkers.
This rum is spicier than the original with ingredients like cassia bark and cloves, and it’s a lot stronger at 100 proof. Captain Morgan Black Spiced Rum also has two other very distinguishing characters: It’s relatively inexpensive at around $25, and according to experts, it is comparable (and in some cases better) to better-known artisanal rums like Kraken Black Spiced Rum. We’ll let you be the judge.