Review: Captain Morgan White Rum

captain morgan whiteOK, on one hand, Captain Morgan has no business making a white rum. What, someone’s going to go to a bar and ask for a “Captain Morgan White and Coke”? Come on.

On the other hand, why not? Captain Morgan is one of the biggest rum brands on the planet, so why not have the biggest building block of the rum world as part of the stable?

Whether it’s a good idea or not I’ll leave to the market to decide. Here’s how it stands on its own.

Five-times distilled (or so they say) in St. Croix, Captain Morgan White is a perfectly well-made white rum, if a bit short of spectacular. The nose is harmless, with notes of lemon and chili pepper and with touches of rubber and fuel, both typical of younger white rums. The body features classic vanilla caramel notes along with brown sugar, and the finish is quite lemony, ending with a bit more of those fuel notes.

Again, nothing shocking here, but it’s perfectly respectable as a mixer… just like the regular Captain Morgan, for that matter.

80 proof.

B+ / $16 /

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5 Responses

  1. Joel April 27, 2014 / 7:34 am

    How does this hold up to Bacardi?

  2. Christopher Null April 27, 2014 / 8:34 am

    Bacardi white rum? It easily outpaces that…

  3. sam November 21, 2014 / 6:51 pm

    I found the white rum to be not only good for a mixer,but also on the rocks or with a twist of lime.Whatever the Captain is doing keep doing it my friend!

  4. Jeff December 28, 2015 / 6:58 pm

    Maybe it cant beat all white rums but it beats the hell out of Bacardi

  5. A. People May 4, 2016 / 10:11 am

    Captain Morgan White is the rum of choice on the Canadian East Coast. Strangely enough, it cannot be found elsewhere. It is ten times the rum of Bacardi’s. In fact Bacardi’s is what you will get if you don’t ask for a Captain and Coke or Pepsi, it’s cheaper and it has an aftertaste that the Captain doesn’t.

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