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Drink Review: Captain Morgan Black Spiced

A special dark, spiced version of Captain Morgan, made with Caribbean rums, spices and natural flavourings, and matured in oak. Great on it own, or just add ginger ale for a delicious Dark and Stormy.

Captain Morgan Black Spiced Spiced Review:

I had heard good things about Captain Morgan Black Spiced Rum, but hadn’t actually managed to get to try one of these. So when I was asked if I’d be interested in doing a review, I jumped at the chance.

Sadly, that seems to be the case with the fake Captain Morgan rums, which I’ve had in the past. Lovely drinks that you just can’t get. They are like the dark, spiced version of Bacardi. Definitely hitable, but I’ve never been able to find them in the shops.

That was until I discovered that you can in fact find them on Amazon.

The alcohol content of Captain Morgan Black Spiced Rum is 37.5%. i.e. that’s higher than a whisky or a standard rum.

The taste is great. It’s really nice and spiced with some good high notes of cinnamon and clove, with subtle hints of citrus and vanilla. The bottle suggested I could add a dash to my coffee but I thought that maybe a touch of Milo would be better.

And as for mixing with ginger ale, I usually find that ginger ale does nothing for me, but in this case, it was really good. The ginger seemed to give it that little bit of extra ‘oomph’.

Captain Morgan Black Spiced Rum In A Drink:

As I mentioned, I tried this on its own, and mixed it with ginger ale to make a Dark and Stormy. But here are a few other possible ways you could use Captain Morgan Black Spiced Rum:

  • Try it with cola for some intense spicy, rummy goodness.
  • Mix it with cola and vanilla ice-cream for a Black River cooler.
  • Use with cola and lime for a Trinidad Sunset Cocktail.
  • Infuse it with mint leaves for a simple rum and mint.
  • Give it a good shot of Captain and use it in place of a whisky in a traditional whiskey cocktail.

One of the first places I dabbled in mixology was at a bar, where they regularly served a Rum and Coke. So instead of just mixing regular Captain Morgan with Coke, I decided to try that process with Black Spiced:

Captain Morgan Black Spiced Rum and Coke

1 part Captain Morgan Black Spiced Rum

2 parts Coke

Ice

Combine the rum with coke in a glass with lots of ice. Stir well and garnish with a slice of orange.

I really enjoyed this drink. It was very easy to drink and I eventually finished the entire glass. I also like the light lingering spices at the end of the tongue.

Personally, I’ve never been a real fan of Rum and Coke. But the same bartender had a suggestion that I try Rum and Ginger Ale. I thought that was a bit harder to make, so I used ginger ale syrup instead, and the whole thing was simply delicious.

Captain Morgan Black Spiced Rum and Ginger Ale

1 part Captain Morgan Black Spiced Rum

1 part Ginger Ale

Ice

If you’re not fond of Captain Morgan, then perhaps these other dark spiced rums might catch your eye:

Black Sabbath Spiced Rum, 10 Year Old

Old New Orleans Spiced Rum

 

Written by Mark Adams

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