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DharMag January 2020 Captain Morgan original spiced gold rum tasting notes and review

Captain Morgan original spiced gold rum tasting notes and review, price When the going gets tough, a rum like the Original Spiced Gold Captain Morgan gets going. It’s an excellent rum for making cocktails such as Dark and Stormy or Pina Colada, but also for Scorpion or Barracuda, but be careful: it is not a light rum, but a velvety gold, so do not use it for Mojito and Daiquiri.

Organoleptic characteristics of Captain Morgan original spiced gold rum

It is a classic distillate without edges, but without defects too. It does its duty without overdoing it. It is the classic super smooth rum, mixed to please everyone. The bouquet is fleshy with warm fruit, tropical references, spices and lots of cinnamon. On the palate, it is creamy, very soft and velvety, with good rhythm, just enough freshness and an overpowering finish of vanilla and sweet spices. It is not very persistent, but in terms of alcohol it holds up to the impact and you can use it safely also to make suggestive cocktails such as Scorpion.

How Captain Morgan original spiced gold rum is made

Captain Morgan original spiced gold rum taste like? Review and tasting notes Obviously, it is an industrial rum, born from the distillation of fermented molasse must, we are not talking about a small-batch rum. It is a blend of Caribbean spirits, specially designed to find a discreet structure and balance. The blend is matured in American white oak barrels to get spicy and caramelized in pure Bourbon style.

Price of the Captain Morgan original spiced gold rum

You buy it for 15-17 euros per 1-liter bottle: a good price for a not particularly bright or fascinating, but ok, rum. As said, it is a very constructed rum, spiced and stylized due to a (desired) refinement that has shaped it from a gustatory and aromatic aspect. But this is a productive choice, so if you buy it, you know what you’re going for.

A small note on the pathetic reviews or presentations on online sales sites: Captain Morgan original spiced gold rum is not an elegant and surprising spirit and it is not a fine drink. It is a well-studied blend and well seasoned with spices and flavors. Let’s stop here.

Cocktail to make with Captain Morgan original spiced gold rum

Captain Morgan original spiced gold rum cocktail Cuba Libre with coke and lime Being a gold rum is not good for Mojito and Daiquiri. Recommended recipes: Cuba Libre, Scorpion, Dark and Stormy, Basito, Pina Colada, Don Rodrigo, Barracuda and Planter’s punch.

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