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      05.11.2014 05:11
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      nice, but better rum's are out there

      i've been drinking this all evening so perhaps now is not the best time to write a review but I can honestly say that it's certainly done the trick!

      It's not my favorite spiced rum, that would be Kraken black (although that's too expensive for me), nor is it my usual drink of choice (that would be lambs spiced) captain morgan's is usually in that middle ground between cheap and expensive, at around £16 for a 70cl bottle- not a bargain but not too expensive either. I saw it on offer today for just £11 for a 70cl, so I had to try it

      the bottle design is quite nice, with the signature captain morgan on the front- it's a little cheesy but you think pirates when you think about rum. The label looks nice with an old school charm to it, although I still think lambs spiced, kraken, and OVD look nicer.

      The rum itself is fairly light in color, with a golden hue, it is lighter than most other spiced rum's- this makes me think the taste will be less strong, and as we'll see in the next paragraph that assumption turns out to be correct.

      In terms of ABV it's reasonably strong at 35%, but it has something of a watered down taste, as I understand it the spiced rum industry is trying to reduce the flavor of their drinks, and lower the alcohol content so that they're more popular amongst younger drinkers- I am led to believe that the original captain morgans was way nicer, with a stronger taste. When mixed with coke the taste is very subtle, but it's not that strong compared to kraken or other rum's like OVD, when drunk on it's own you still don't get a strong taste but the main flavors are vanilla, honey, malt and that's about it, no spiceyness.

      it's a nice enough rum at a bargain price when it's on offer- but I wouldn't pay £16 for a bottle of it

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      28.03.2013 20:40
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      Yo Ho Ho And A Bottle Of Rum!!

      I don't actually drink that much anymore but on a recent night out, I was reminded of just how much I like Captain Morgan's Spiced Rum.

      Captain Morgan
      Sir Henry Morgan, better known as Captain Morgan was born in Wales in 1635 and was a successful buccaneer. In 1674 he was knighted by King Charles II and in 1690, he became the governor of Jamaica. In 1944 the Seagram Company began producing rum under the name of Captain Morgan Rum Company.

      Captain Morgan's Spiced Rum
      Spiced rum is very different to the usual white and dark rum. To be honest, I don't really enjoy the taste of alcohol (although I enjoy the effects) and I find that some of the other rums taste far too alcoholic for me. However, Spiced Rum is so drinkable as you really can't taste the alcohol content, just a nice mix of rum and spices, with an underlying hint of vanilla. It is sweet, but not overly so as the spices help to tone down the sweetness.

      Spiced rum is a rich amber in colour and combines golden rum from throughout the Caribbean. According to the Captain Morgan website Spiced Rum is "aged to be mellow and enhanced with unique fruit flavours and spices (said to be cinnamon and cloves) and then enhanced with a hint of vanilla."
      Each bottle of Captain Morgan Spiced Rum contains 35% alcohol but like I already said, you really wouldn't notice this.

      Cost
      I usually buy my Spiced Rum from Tesco's and here a 70cl bottle will set you back £13.98 which I think is fairly average for a bottle of spirits.

      How To Drink It
      I guess if you wanted to you could drink Captain Morgan's Spiced Rum neat although this is not how I prefer to drink it. The spicy flavour actually makes Spiced Rum a highly versatile product as it can be mixed with a selection of mixers to create a totally unique drink.

      Spiced Rum and Coke
      This is probably the most common mix of drink associated with Spiced Rum. You basically have a short glass with 1 (or 2, depending how strong you want it to be) shot of spiced rum. Makes a lovely spicy refreshing drink.

      Cuban
      This is also a very popular way of drinking Spiced Rum. You have one shot of spiced rum, one shot of lime cordial and fill the rest of the glass with coke. This is my all time favourite drink as the lime makes this drink extra sweet but the spice from the spiced rum stops it being too sweet that it becomes unpleasant! Some pubs/bars serve this version with a slice of lime instead of the shot or lime cordial. Either works really well although I probably prefer a fresh slice of lime.

      White Cuban
      This is exactly the same as the above drink, except that you have it with lemonade instead of coke. I have tried this drink and have to admit that I much prefer this product with coke. Although I find a White Cuban drinkable, I just feel that coke compliments the taste of the Spiced Rum better than lemonade does.

      Puban
      This version of drink contains 1 shot of spiced rum, a shot of blackcurrant cordial and the rest of the glass is filled with coke. I also really like this drink and the blackcurrant surprisingly doesn't make the drink any sweeter, it actually brings out the spicy flavour.

      Spiced Rum can also be used to make a selection of yummy cocktails, just type Spiced Rum cocktails into Google and you will get hundreds of recipe ideas.

      Availability
      I have found that Spiced Rum is sold in all my local off licenses and large stores such as Tesco. Sainsbury and Asda. It is also sold in all my local pubs and I can quite happily ask for a Cuban and the bar staff will know what I am talking about.
      However, my boyfriend and I recently went out in London for an evening and when I asked the bar man for a Cuban, he has no idea what I was talking about so I listed the ingredients and he had never even heard of Spiced Rum which to be honest, really surprised me. So on the whole, I know that Spiced Rum is readily available in shops, pub and clubs in Kent but further a field, I am not 100% sure if people will know about this product.

      Summary
      As you've guessed, I would 100% recommend this product. If you don't really enjoy the taste of alcohol and are looking for something that is smooth to drink, then I would certainly give this product a try. I like the fact that you can mix it with a whole number of mixers and create a brand new drink that tastes delicious. I think that this product offers fairly good value for money as its no more expensive that other brands of alcohol.
      The one downside is that it doesn't appear to be available all over the country which is a real shame.

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      31.10.2012 10:28
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      Slightly sweet golden rum served best with ice and coke

      If you're looking for a good rum to drink, may I recommend this one? It's best served with coke over plenty of ice, and doesn't need any fruit to tang it up. I've enjoyed its instantly recognisable aroma for a number of years and the novelty still hasn't worn off. Plenty of other rums have tried to emulate its sweet spice combination and haven't come close in my opinion.

      Captain Morgan as a brand is well respected in the world of rum. I much prefer a smoother and sweeter blend which is why I go for gold rum as opposed to dark or white. Dark rum tends to be a bit abrasive on the old throat, I find, and may me grimace a little, as does whisky. Gold rum in general though is smoother, much like gold blend coffee is compared to standard roast beans.

      Why make this comparison between rum and coffee? Well, it's the smoothness and personal taste, I guess. I equate the two as being relevant, thus if you prefer gold blend coffee then the chances are you prefer golden rum, and vice versa. This is the certainly the case for a few people I know, who have been put off trying one or the other by having a different type and not giving others the chance. So, if you have tried dark or white rum and not ventured into the realm of golden rum because you didn't like them, then golden rum gives a different experience and is certainly worth a go.

      It's not particularly strong either in terms of effect - it is unlikely to give you the headache that a throat belter rum would, although with any alcoholic drink this can often depend on the person and the quantity drunk as much as the strength of a drink.

      Morgan's spiced rum is certainly on the sweeter side of things, and this is instantly noticeable when you first open the bottle. The sweet aroma is not sickly, which I find Sailor Jerry's vanilla rum to be, nor does it have that harsh back note to it like a lot of neat spirits do. I wouldn't necessarily suggest having this neat as it doesn't really worth like that, but as soon as you add coke to it, I feel this is when it comes alive. It's perhaps the smoothness of the drink and the fact that it has a pleasant aftertaste that keeps me wanting to have it, and while once upon a time I used to indulge in this on a regular basis with friends and a regularly empty bottle by the end, it's something that I've come to have a supply of for the occasional tipple or to offer people when they come round.

      I don't go so far as to stock a drinks cabinet, but there are a few drinks I keep a regular supply of and this is one. A 70cl bottle of it will cost you anywhere between £12 and £16 judging by recent prices I've seen on shelves, and it really does depend on where you shop. It's often one of the spirits that Tesco has on offer due to its popularity and a prevalence for bars to stock it which has always been high and has resulted in a lot of people wanting it in shops. It's only really within the last decade or so that it has become a regular fixture on shelves, and due to demand it is regularly on offer.

      I'd highly recommend this. The sweetness isn't sickly and is just enough to take the edge of the kick that a good rum can have. The spice element doesn't really manifest as spices, more like the aforementioned sweetness, and the distinct smell and taste is likely to have you coming back for more. It certainly does for me. Recommended.

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        14.10.2012 14:54
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        sweet and spicy rum

        I have been on the look out for a good spiced rum since Sailor Jerry's changed they're recipe, and this is the closest I have come to one I really enjoy (though it is nowhere near the taste of the original Sailor Jerry's).

        Morgans spiced gomes in a clear tall bottle with a black screw of cap, and has a very nicely designed Morgans Spiced label on the front (which is different now to the one above and is called Captain Morgans Spiced Rum).

        The rum itself is golden in colour, not as dark as dark rum. As soon as you unscrew the cap you can smell it, and it is a very nice smell! It obviously smelled alcoholic but has a lovely sweet scent to it with a hint of vanilla and spices. It tastes just as good as it smells, drank neat over ice it has a nice warming taste to it but you can feel it on the back of your throat (not something I particularly enjoy). Mixed with coke however it is simply delicious, you can taste the sweetness and spices, with the subtle hint of vanilla in the background. It is perfect with a mixer and very easy to drink I find - which can be quite dangerous as it is 35% ABV, despite its sweetness I dont find that it is sickly either - I can just keep drinking it.

        As rum as gained popularity over recent years Morgans Spiced is readily available in most shops that sell spirits and usually retails at around £15 or £16 or 70cl, it is occasionally on offer in supermarkets at £12 though so look out for the offers!

        I would definitely recommend this drink to anyone who likes rum, or is looking for a good versatile mixer. It is easy to drink and tastes delicious - not a patch on the old Sailor Jerrys but I dont think anything ever will taste as good as that!

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        23.05.2012 09:05
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        Simply wonderful!

        When it comes to alcohol I am really funny bout it. I like alcohol which tastes more like pop than of spirit and so when my mate the other night said lets share a bottle of this I was not really looking forward to it. Growing up in my teens a mate of mine adored rum and I remember tasting it mixed with coke on a couple of occasions and thinking it was really vile!

        However our 70cl bottle usually costs about £15.00 but at the time was on offer and in a promotional pack in Asda with a bottle of ginger ale for £12.00 and with only gin on offer (which I love but it makes me wail like a banshee!) we opted to give it a go!

        The Packaging:

        The bottle is thick glass with a blue screw on/off ap to the top of it an on the front of it there is a couple of cream coloured labels and on that we are told that it is Captain Morgan's Spiced 'Original Spiced' and that it is 'A premium spirit drink with Caribbean rum, blended with mellow spices of Cassia and Vanilla' and there is a picture depicted of a fella I assume to be Captain Morgan himself! We are told the size of the bottle (as I have listed already) and that it contains 35% vol. On the back of the bottle which also has a cream coloured label we are given a little recipe to try, told that a bottle this size contains 28 servings and that the entire bottle contains 24.5 units of alcohol plus a slittle chart of drinking advice listing the units we should be drinking per day to stay healthy and contact details for the manufacturer are clearly given. Nice, informative and good quality bottle this is. It doesn't jump off the shelf saying buy me or anything like that but it does give off the impression of good quality.

        The Drink Itself:

        Well if you look at other reviews on this site at the time I am posting this review this has had a few reviews written about it and it gets no less than 4 Dooyoo stars......and rightly so this is truely a fabulous quality, tasty drink that is superb and nothing like rums I ever tasted in the past!

        This golden liquid is thin and pours easily of course. It has a slight aroma of sweetness and spice to it which is really, really pleasant and of course you can mix it or drink it neat, add ice whatever though I do like this served cold/chilled personally.

        We added ours to the ginger ale it came with and then added it to coke to which we bought a large bottle of at the same time because we knew we wouldnt have enough mixer with just the ginger ale we were given.

        This is slightly sweet though naturally so and if you are familiar with Tia Maria, to me it leans towards that sort of sweet liqueur flavouring as it contains a hint of vanilla flavouring to it. It isn't harsh and depending what you mix it with it can taste like your not drinking alcohol at all though be careful.....we polished off a whole bottle of this between us as it was so yum and it gives vicious hangovers! I did find that I drank far too much of it as it slided down my throat so easily to be honest!

        Lovely, lovely drink this. Good quality, nicely blended and versatile and this is a new firm favourite of me and my mate and we will be certainly treating ourselves to more of it soon!

        Available in all good supermarkets and off licences and so on. Treat yourself...only if you over 18 of course!

        This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.

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          A perilous 35% spirit which should be drunk in moderation - but gets you in an excellent mood!

          Spirit drinking rivals the artist merit hard-core real ale drinkers insist exists within the production of their favourite alcoholic substance - beer. For me, the preferred typsifying - my newly adopted term - liquid has to be the (generally more potent) spirit which is distilled in many varieties. The contrasting colourings, strengths, smells, textures, tastes and affects received far out-weigh that which the pint pillaging community experience. There are also far more ways to enjoy your spirit; be it in a standard mix (with a soft drink), a compound cocktail (with other spirits and mixers), or simple on its own in a glass with ice 'on the rocks'. The individuality people can achieve when mixing and drinking spirits is stunning - to an extent there are no rules as to 'what goes with what', and therefore multiple concoctions can be created - some already having been made notorious by existing brands and bar legends, others still undiscovered and un-heard of.

          The picture Dooyoo has supplied is slightly out-dated and this is partly due to the transformation the brand embarked on back in 2011. In order to bring the company's UK distributed title back in line with the international community, the drink was re-branded 'Captain Morgan's Spiced' from just 'Morgan's Spiced' as it was previously deemed. The transformation was accompanied by nation-wide party events to promote the change - though the change its self was criticised as a pointless and anyway unpopular adjustment. Along with the name, the colouring and taste was altered slightly which only angered Morgan's Spiced fanatics

          The drink its self is distilled from sugar cane, and this process is partially what gives the drink its distinctive taste (along with the fermentation process and the ageing conditions it is put through). The colour is a light, golden brown / orange which is very transparent (allowing it to mix well with other drinks without making them dark and depressing). Similarly, the consistency allows ease in mixing as the liquid has equal properties to water. It isn't sticky at all which means the lid doesn't clog with gunk and when spilt it's O.K. to clean up - therefore it's good for party situations.

          The smell of the substance sends a shock-bolt of alcoholic remnants to the back of your throat - this drink is NOT good to greet the morning after a heavy night; it's potency in smell is enough to make you puke! I think the brand has focused more on the quality of the taste and consistency than its fragrance. You do get a sense of the spices, a

          The taste is great - as long as you remember the golden rule: 'never drink it straight!'. It has that warm sense all spirits have, but the warmth is accompanied by a fruity tangyness and prevailing citrusy origin. The vanilla addition is also tasted, but this rests more in the background. It's a very sweet taste, a sickly indulgence - but one which can be enjoyed multiple times without becoming unbearable. It's a summery kind of taste, a brightness which seems to activate the buds at the front of your tongue rather than those at the back - what ever that means!
          These qualities are combined and infused with what ever secondary liquid you mix it with. With coke for example, the fruitiness punches through, but you still get that sugary taste in the background. This is the same with other fizzy drink combinations. I think mixing Morgan's with juices is more difficult - its hard to find an acceptable balance that doesn't over-load you with fruit flavourings.
          I think I'd have to say I enjoy the taste a lot, and it's one which most would enjoy I suppose - not a Marmite drink.

          One of the best qualities of the drink is that it gets you in a great party mood, and is a sensational choice at the bar if your stumped for ideas. it lightens and livens you up (unlike Vodka which can be quite depressing). Also, you seem to be able to remember a lot more from the night in the morning if you drink this in my experience.

          'A PREMIUM SPIRIT DRINK WITH CARIBBEAN RUM' says the label.

          'BLENDED WITH THE MELLOW SPICES OF CASSIA AND VANILLA' it also stresses.

          - Varieties I've tried -

          Original Morgan's Spiced - The drink reviewed.
          Original Morgan's Spiced Gold - An aged version with additional fruit flavours and spices. Mellow taste with a fantastic addition of vanilla (currently in world-wide short supply) giving it a more acquired taste.
          Dark Rum - Blended Caribbean and Canadian Rum often found behind bars in the UK. This drink has a strong, thick taste which I wasn't too keen on - the lighter taste of Spiced is preferred for me.
          Tattoo - An extra-dark rum with fruit flavours of citrusy flavouring (the drink was produced to compete with Jägermeister and gain additional market shares - though this plan was ineffective in most places).

          - Details & properties -

          Company owner: Diageo (sold to by 1944 founding company, Seagram in 2001).
          Distribution: USA's 2nd largest brand of spirit, the worlds 7th - in 2007 7.6 million 9-litre cases were sold.

          Alcohol: 35% vol.
          Capacity: 70 cl.
          Units: 24.5 (UK).
          Serving: 28 x 25 ml shots.
          Price: £15.90 (ASDA): so quite expensive in comparison with other spirits - but not really other rums.

          *the back of the bottle recommends a 25 ml serving of Morgan's with a 100 ml serving of coke, though my personal recommendation would be roughly 150 ml of coke with each shot - the taste is so strong that until you get used to the drink a little extra non-alcoholic content will help conjure a good impression of the substance.

          - Conclusion -

          All in all, this is a wonderful spirit of world-wide admiration - for both its taste and iconic company branding. Though controversial at times, Morgan's Spiced under its two previous owners has continued to be produced, and with new plans for a Rum Distillery on the Virgin Islands to commence works this year I'm sure it will continue on into the future. An all round great spirit which gets you in the mood for a good time and lets you remember what happened the night before in better detail! 4 / 5 from me.

          Thanks for reading.

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          My sister is well known for her appalling taste in booze and it is always met with trepadation when she offers you a drink this Christmas was no differant when she offered me a morgans spiced rum. However I was pleasantly surprised.

          What is it?
          Morgans spiced is pale gold in colour with Vanilla and cassia it is a very smooth Rum with hints of citrus

          Cost and stockist
          My Sister paid £16.00 for a litre in Tesco I pai £12.00 for a 70cl in waitrose it is very widely stocked price varies depending on offers but expect to pay around £20.00 for alitre and £15.00 for a 70cl.

          How to Drink
          We mixed ours with Coke and added lime the lime really changes the taste bringing out the citrus flavour, you can also add lime and ginger Ale I have yet to try this way so cannot say a lot about having it that way.

          Why buy
          If you are a fan of Bacardi or any Rum then I think you will enjoy this drink personally I am not a fan of vanilla but this just added to the smoothness of the drink rather than being overpowering I really enjoyed this drink and indeed had to get my sister another bottle as I had drank the majority of hers I then proceded to do the same with the second bottle!

          Recomendation
          I found thois drink to be light yet full of flavour the only thing I would say be aware of is it is very morish and far too easy to drink in my case a lethal combination.

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            A smooth and versatile drink this is one to have in your collection at all times

            A little history of me and Morgan's Spiced Rum....for years during my younger days I used to enjoy having my best mate around to mine for a few fours of drinking and playing consoles with the music on to build us up for our nights out on the town with all my other mates (who we would catch up with during the night), it was here that I discovered Morgans Spiced Rum following on from someone suggesting it to me when out one night and so from then on in it became my drink of choice.

            So what is so great about Morgans Spiced Rum?
            This is one of the drinks in the market place that for me is a somewhat forgotten about entity on many occasions and I'm not sure if this is down to it being such good value for money that people think it is not worth trying or if it is the name or if there is some other genuine reason for this but for me the packaging is well thought out and delivered with this not trying to proclaim anything other than what it is...a spiced rum.
            The drink is a very smooth and warm one which in my opinion is best with some Pepsi Max and depending on what the situation some ice in the glass (this for if you are out with mates at a pub or club) or no ice (this is if you are having a chill out kind of a night as this is amazing for just sitting and sipping).
            The fact that the drink can be one for having a night "on it"as the youth of today would say or just for sitting and sipping to have a nice relaxing night makes it excellent as a value for money purchase and with a 70cl bottle normally anywhere around the £15 mark then this one you can have in your cupboard just incase.

            Overall I have to recommend this as a great drink to have in your collection for its versatility, value for money and just overall great taste.

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            Liquid gold, lovely drink of the gods...

            Well to start, let's have a little history about this wonderful liquid gold.

            Who was he? He was Captain Henry Morgan, history tells us (well the drinks company at least) was one of the 17th Century's most daring and successful buccaneers, admired throughout Caribbean waters - a legend in his own lifetime, or lunch time depending upon how much of his own hooch he'd consumed

            You may be surprised to know that Capt Morgan was born in Wales in 1635, he sailed throughout the, then New World. Around the Caribbean, from Curacao to Panama City to Jamaica and beyond adventuring as a buccaneer.

            Capt Morgan became one of Britain's most successful military strategists and an inspirational leader. He gained the loyalty of unruly buccaneers who followed him without question, and won the respect of nobles and heads of state. In 1674, a grateful King Charles II rewarded Captain Morgan for his devoted service to England with a knighthood, and Sir Henry Morgan served as Governor of Jamaica in 1680. Renowned for his sociability and generosity, he became a celebrity in the rum shops and taverns of Port Royal until his passing. Honoured with a state funeral, he was laid to rest on August 25th, 1688...which we honour when we consume his legacy.

            Captain Morgan worked hard but also knew how to have a good time. The Captain pioneered the role of the rum ration on his ship, decades before it became the official drink of the Royal Navy.
            As a businessman and Governor, Henry Morgan was familiar with the booming Jamaican rum trade, so a brand was created and it bore his name...

            The original Captain Morgan rum would have been produced on traditional pot stills. Enjoyed by sailors and other characters of adventurous temperament, traditional dark rums were generally consumed straight or with lime juice. This tradition has survived to this day through Captain Morgan (Black Label Rum).

            In the early 1950s, the brand responded to changing consumer tastes and the popularity of Cuba Libre (rum and cola) by introducing a White Rum version - the first line extension.
            Over the years, Captain Morgan rums have sold very well in the United Kingdom, Canada, South Africa and over 30 other countries, but before 1984, the Captain Morgan name meant very little in the United States.

            How is it made?

            Captain Morgan's Rum is distilled from sugar cane. The combination of the type of yeasts employed for fermentation, distillation method, aging conditions, and blending determines the characteristic flavor of rum. Made with molasses, water, mash and yeast, Captain Morgan Original Spiced rum is distilled in a continuous still. Once distilled, the clear spirit is aged in oak barrels for up to a year, adding a golden color and character to the rum before the flavors and spices are added. The brand's taste is achieved through a proprietary recipe, which is blended into the rum mixture at the final stages of production, making use of spices indigenous to the Caribbean Islands. Captain Morgan is, by volume, the second largest brand of spirits in the United States, and the seventh largest worldwide.

            The drink itself.

            Whilst this is an alcoholic spirit, the Spiced rum (Spicy) is certainly not a harsh one, any who has drank shots (neat) will have at some point recoiled afterwards with the strength and 'smack' a neat spirit can give. Spicy is smoooooooth, sold at 37.5%abv it certainly could send you on your merry way, but as it is so smooth it can be enjoyed and savoured as its drank.

            I don't usually drink this neat however enjoy it with Cola. My personal preference is Spicy and diet coke, (Normal coke is just too sweet for me) and ice! Lots of. This for my taste, just adds to the smooth taste of the drink without the alcoholic kick you normally get if you were to drink Vodka and coke for example.

            It's hard to describe the taste of spicy, if you hate rum, Spicy may be for you, as it doesn't taste anything like dark rum which can be extremely harsh, or like white rum which for me is far too sweet (Bacardi, Malibu). Spicy has a distinctive taste of its own, Obviously it contains spices, but don't be afraid that it is going to be Chilli spicy as it is not hot! More essence of flavoursome blends of Caribbean spices and a hint of vanilla.

            The traditional way to drink this is with full fat cola and a wedge of lime, I have already explained my preference however another nice variant is with ginger beer, Whilst not my favourite it adds a nice different flavour to a night out.

            This is an extremely refreshing drink, great for hot summer afternoons or during BBQ's, just be careful as you could drink this all day without realising how much you have consumed, until the next morning where you may not remember much about the night before! I have had some great nights and days involving vast amounts of this wonderful drink, some I remember, some I don't, if you want random stories just email me and I'll bore you with my stupid antics! But needless to say, you could drink more spicy, than beer which may have positive or negative effects, depending on your constitution.

            If you have never tried this spirit before, or you think you may not like it because you don't like rum I would urge you to give it a go. Not to encourage binge drinking at all, but as a drink to be enjoyed socially to aid in relaxation or unwinding that may be required.

            Drink it sensibly, enjoy it and love it!

            There are similar spicy rums like 'sailor jerry', whilst this is nice, it doesn't compare to Captain Morgan' Spiced Rum.


            Worth a try even if its not your normal tipple!

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              If you enjoy the cocktail. Drop me a line and I'll happily suggest some more.

              This is my first review on Dooyoo so I thought I'd dive in at the deep end and review a product responsible for many a good time. This drink is one of my favourite alcoholic beverages.

              Morgans Spiced Website tells us thatMorgans Spiced is actually distilled (in part) in Menstrie, Scotland. The rum is aged in charred oak casks and blended with other flavours such as cassia and vanilla.

              I prefer this brand over Captain Morgans (amber) any day. It is a little known fact that Diageo snapped up the previously independant company because it's sales were three times that of Diageo's own Bacardi rum in Scotland alone around 4 years ago. History aside and onto the product.

              Packaging - Not so long ago the bottle label was changed in a subtle way. Essentially the font was enlarged; the white of the label was encrusted onto the bottle and more inricate detail was included. Personally I prefer the new image. Sleek and smooth, which is true to the experience of the drink in my mind.

              Price - excellent value for money. It can cost from anything between £9.99 to £15 odds for the 70cl bottle. Bargain at the price in my opinion. This drink is just so moreish.

              Taste - I take it in a "high ball" glass filled with ice, 70ml measure of Morgans topped with Pepsi (NOT COKE) and a generous wedge of lime. This particular combination is in my mind a little bit of luxury. I have a sweet tooth no doubt and this satisfies that perfectly. Imagine a vanilla custard tart with lime coulis and you are some of the way there.

              The reason I state the way I take it is because if you change the measures or even the cola brand. It will taste different.


              The cola cube - This is a fantatstic old school cocktail also known as a long morgans.

              You will need...
              Ice cubes
              High ball glass
              2 chunky lime wedges
              70 ml Morgans spiced
              Britvic Lime Cordial
              Angostura Bitters
              Pepsi (NOT COKE) - much love to coca cola but please not with morgans spiced!

              Fill the glass with ice.
              Add three dashes of angostura bitters.
              Run the ice around the inside of the glass coating the side with angostura evenly.
              Add 12.5ml of lime britvic.
              Add 70ml of morgans spiced.
              Top with Pepsi.
              Pull lime and morgans up through the pepsi 3 - 4 times.
              Squeeze one lime wedge into the glass and rub around the rim, then discard and add the other to garnish.

              I suggest using my recipe to kick off. It really is good. Then alter it to taste as you see fit. However please drink responsibly.

              Enjoy!!

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                Captain Morgan's Spiced Rum

                This is a strong and deliciously flavoursome alcoholic spirit more commonly referred to as Morgan's Spiced. It is made from Caribbean Rum with added spices (cinnamon & cloves) and vanilla. The drink is a golden colour similar to whiskey only a bit paler. It tastes more like a sweet spicy liqueur than rum. I like rum but can only have a few. The drawback with this is that I can enjoy well more than a few. It has an interesting and distinctive taste that is very moreish. For me it tastes sweet, slightly syrupy with a taste of spices and vanilla. It puts me in mind of the Spanish liqueur 43.

                Morgan's Spiced is available in bottle size only (70cl) and costs around £14 per bottle. I think this is well priced, as it is a very high quality and tasty product. I have found Morgan's Spice to be widely available in supermarkets but slightly less available in smaller stores.

                The drink can be consumed in a number of ways. It can be drunk as it is. Very tasty but perhaps a little too strong for some. It can be pored over ice or served with lemonade or coke. I find that coke spoils the flavour. My preference is over ice or with lemonade. It is also commonly used as a cocktails ingredient,

                My favourite cocktail is contains Morgan's spice, ice, lime cordial and lemonade`

                Overall a really nice and somewhat unusual tasty drink

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