Review: Captain Morgan Sherry Oak Finish Spiced Rum

Review: Captain Morgan Sherry Oak Finish Spiced Rum

Captain Morgan Sherry Oak Finish Spiced RumWait a second? Finished rum? Finished, spiced rum? This bizarre and wholly unexpected product from, of all places, Captain Morgan, borrows from the whiskey industry by taking good old Cappy and finishing it in sherry wine casks. There’s not a lot of information about how long it spends in these casks, but the results are clear: This is a sweeter, more citrusy, and surprisingly intriguing rendition of Captain Morgan.

Up front, a familiar cinnamon character pervades the nose, with curious notes of golden raisins and almonds. The body is bolder. Quite sweet, here you get the citrus notes driven by the sherry, along with bright, light fruit, marshmallows, and a long finish that recalls maraschino cherries.

There’s lots going on here, and it’s more complex than standard Cap’n Morgan… but what will people use it for? The nuance of the rum will largely get lost in a glass full of Coke, and I’ve yet to see anyone consume Captain Morgan straight in the real world. That said, as spiced rum goes, this is unusual and unique, and certainly worth a look of this kind of thing is in your wheelhouse. Give it a try while you can; it’s unclear how long it will be on the market.

70 proof.

A- / $20 / captainmorgan.com

Captain Morgan Sherry Oak Finish Spiced Rum

$20
9

Rating

9.0/10

1 Comment

  1. adam on December 31, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    Been drinking kilo Kia for quite a few years now love it. The smooth carmalized after taste and smell is great but for some reason in the past couple of months I’ve purchased three different bottles and something has changed smells like rubbing alcohol and no smooth after taste not sure what has changed but not liking it and switched backed to captain Morgan not sure if I should try another bottle

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