Episode 55 features Captain Morgan Spiced Rum, the original spiced rum. The bottle for the tasting is 750mL at 35% ABV, or 70 proof and sells for about $20.
Enjoy this episode with a Captain and Coke!
Captain Morgan's official website: https://www.captainmorgan.com/ (https://www.captainmorgan.com/)
Brief Historical Timeline:
1944 - Seagram creates Captain Morgan in Jamaica
1980 - Seagram's North American team developed a new flavored rum, and needs a name - they repurposed the existing Captain Morgan brand for the new rum
1984 - Captain Morgan launched in the United States, and takes off, becoming a major brand
2001 - Diageo buys the brand from Seagram
2014 - Diageo Canada sues Heaven Hill for trade dress infringement with their Admiral Nelson brand, and won three years later
2019 - Global sales reach 11.9 million 9-liter equivalent cases worldwide
The spirit is made to mix with cola. Just add a shot to a tall glass full of ice and top with cola.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_Morgan (Wikipedia Article on Captain Morgan)
https://www.boozebusiness.com/the-captain-morgan-story (Booze Business Blog on Captain Morgan)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Morgan (Wikipedia Article on Sir Henry Morgan)
https://historycollection.com/the-real-captain-morgan-was-an-unstoppable-privateer/ (History Collection Article on the Real Henry Morgan)
https://vinepair.com/articles/11-things-you-didnt-know-about-captain-morgan/ (Vinepair Article on Captain Morgan)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/jbcurio/2593715461/in/photostream/ (Pre-Swagger Captain Vintage Ad)
https://www.statista.com/statistics/308863/captain-morgan-rum-global-sales-volume/ (Statista Listing on Captain Morgan Sales)
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