Captain Morgan Private Stock | Rum Reviewer Expert Reviews

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Not long ago there was a large advertising campaign and the image of Captain Morgan Rum became a household name. The regular bottles of Captain Morgan were tasty and perfect for mixing up your favorite rum cocktail but then the distillery came to us with this bottle of Captain Morgan Private Stock.

The days of thinking as Captain Morgan as a mix were over as soon as you opened this bottle. A fine-tasting sipping rum, capable of standing on its own neat or with a cube or two of ice, Captain Morgan Private Stock has become a favorite for many rum tasters because it stands apart from its mixer siblings.

Fast Facts About Captain Morgan Private Stock

Of all the information available about a specific type of rum, there are four main staples that differentiate them in terms of both quality and flavor. The type of rum, the price point/quality of the rum, its country of origin, and the ABV (alcohol by volume). The fast facts for Captain Morgan Private Stock below.

Rum Type

Dark Rum

Price Point

Moderately Expensive

Origin Country

US Virgin Islands


40.0% ABV

Captain Morgan Private Stock Blend Notes

You won’t be fooled by any pretense from this nose, the moment you unplug the cork you get strong vanilla and caramel and butterscotch notes, almost to a candy consistency.

Tasting Notes

Captain Morgan Private Stock : Packaging and Product

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Captain Morgan Private Stock : Our Personal Take

We may have a bit of a bias here as Captain Morgan Private Stock was already in our stock and a regular pour long before we began looking at other sipping rums. This may betray out level of sophistication in palate, but this is a thoroughly enjoyable rum.

It is almost the anti-mixer rum and becomes exclusively a sipping bottle as any cocktail you mix with Captain Morgan Private Stock will become over run with the power of the vanilla and spice contained within. That may be a desirable enough consequence with a simple Cuba Libre, but this sipping rum may be too much for a more delicate rum cocktail that calls for a subtle mixer. Captain Morgan Private Stock is anything but subtle and it is by far one of our favorite sipping rums.

Rum Reviewer’s Final Thoughts

BY no means the most elaborate sipping rum on the list, Captain Morgan Private Stock is a strong contender for most accessible, as long as you enjoy that vanilla sweetness in a spiced sipping rum. If you want a burning rum full of fire and heat, look elsewhere, but if you want to sip on a smooth and sweet rum grab a bottle of Captain Morgan Private Stock.

Other Rums from US Virgin Islands

Country of origin, especially the location of the ingredients utilized in the manufacture of a rum, has a strong impact on the resulting taste, scent, and value of a rum. While Captain Morgan Private Stock may not be the best option for your personal taste, there are other rum options from US Virgin Islands. Below are some other great rum choices.

Other Dark Rum in the Moderately Expensive Category

Sometimes, maybe a specific rum is not the perfect choice for your personal taste and needs, however, you know that you’re in the right space. When that is the case, typically the same type of rum around the same price point will provide a similar, yet slightly different mouthfeel and experience. Below are some alternatives to Captain Morgan Private Stock that are Dark Rum at a Moderately Expensive price point.

Recommended Drinks To Make With Captain Morgan Private Stock

The best way to enjoy a high-quality rum such as Captain Morgan Private Stock is to utilize it in a nice drink. Below are four great drink recipes that will be enhanced by utilizing Captain Morgan Private Stock in place of any low-quality rum you may consider.