Last Updated on July 26, 2022 by Lydia Martin
Captain Morgan is the second most sold brand of spirits in the USA and is one of the most recognized symbols in the world liquor industry. This Puerto Rican spiced rum brand produces the famous Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum.
A blend of Caribbean spices is infused in the flavoring process of the Captain Morgan Rum to stay faithful to its Jamaican roots. Let’s find out how they’re priced.
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Captain Morgan Rum – An Introduction
One of the Queen’s pirates from the 17th century, Sir Henry Morgan, raided Spanish settlements in the Caribbean and was so exceptional at what he did that he became Governor of Jamaica.
However, Henry Morgan has no connection to the Captain Morgan Rum Company you’re familiar with today.
The Captain Morgan you see in every bottle is a mascot, owing to his fame to artist Don Maitz. In 1944, the Seagram Company bought the Long Pond distillery from the Jamaican government.
Samuel Bronfman bought the rights to the unique Jamaican rum and named it Captain Morgan to commemorate the pirate. In 2001, Seagram sold the brand to Diageo.
Compared to Other Rum Brands
Just like with other rums, this smooth and medium-bodied rum is made from distilled sugar cane molasses. The rum is aged in charred oak barrels — the reason for its rich dark color.
Famous rum brands all fall under the same price range and have almost the same alcohol content and proof. Factors such as aging and ingredients impact the price: brands that are aged longer and incorporate rare ingredients are more costly.
There isn’t much difference in bottle price between Malibu Coconut Rum and a bottle of Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum. Malibu has an impressive range of fruit-infused rums that are great for those who are beginning to experiment with liquor.
A spicier, darker alternative to Captain Morgan is the Kraken Black Spiced Rum, which sells at the same prices. Kraken makes black rum exclusively, so Captain Morgan Rum takes the cake when it comes to rum variety.
Sailor Jerry has perfected their exclusive Spiced Rum recipe that tastes great with a little bit of simple syrup. Each bottle is only a bit more expensive than the prices of Captain Morgan. More on Sailor Jerry and Captain Morgan here.
The standard Bacardi bottle sells cheaper than the Captain, but the Bacardi brand also has more premium labels at the same prices. More on the differences between Bacardi and Captain Morgan here.
Types of Captain Morgan Rum
This brand offers plenty of rum variants that have an ABV of 40 percent. It even boasts an extensive line of fruit-infused rum (35 percent ABV), which make for great mixers.
The Captain Morgan Black Spiced Rum is rich and full, with strong vanilla notes. This black rum is matured in charred oak barrels. Botanicals like blackstrap molasses, rich clove spice, premium cassia bark, and other exotic spices contribute to this variant’s richness.
The Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum is a medium-bodied spiced rum. It is aged in oak barrels and has notes of brown sugar, caramel, and other secret spices. Cola and Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum is a favorite blend.
Captain Morgan White Rum is clear and aged in ex-bourbon casks for a year. This distilled rum has sweet vanilla with a hint of citrus. Its mellow spice is the perfect base alcohol for citrus cocktails.
Although this isn’t aged as long as other brands, the Captain Morgan Private Stock Rum shouldn’t be underestimated. It’s aged for over two years and uses a secret blend of Caribbean rums compared to their original Spiced Gold. Plenty of people say this is the best for its price.
Captain Morgan’s Parrot Bay Coconut Rum tastes like a holiday getaway in a bottle — it’s sweet and refreshing with tropical fruit flavors. The Parrot Bay line has fruit-infused rums such as strawberry, passion fruit, mango, and several other fruits, which you can create poolside drinks with.
How to Drink It
Captain Morgan rums can be enjoyed straight to get the full taste of the rum. You can also enjoy it on the rocks if you prefer cold rum. Choose more premium labels like Captain Morgan Private Stock or the Black Spiced Rum for sipping.
You can also mix Captain Morgan’s light and dark rums. The Hurricane cocktail from New Orleans is a mixture of light and dark rums, passion fruit, orange and lime juice, and simple syrup. 
Common Captain Morgan Rum Prices
|Captain Morgan’s Original Spiced Rum||750ml||70||$12.99 – $14.99|
|Captain Morgan’s Grapefruit Rum||750ml||70||$14.99 – $18.99|
|Captain Morgan’s Watermelon Smash||750ml||50||$14.99 – $18.99|
|Captain Morgan’s Black Spiced Rum||750ml||94.6||$21.99 – $26.99|
|Captain Morgan’s Apple Smash||750ml||60||$20.99 – $22.99|
|Captain Morgan’s White Rum||750ml||80||$14.99 – $18.99|
|Captain Morgan’s Coconut Rum||750ml||70||$14.99 – $18.99|
|Captain Morgan’s 100 Proof Spiced Rum||750ml||100||$22.99 – $24.99|
|Captain Morgan’s Jack-o’blast||750ml||60||$14.99 – $18.99|
|Captain Morgan’s Private Stock Rum||750ml||80||$23.99 – $25.99|
|Captain Morgan’s Pineapple Rum||750ml||70||$14.99 – $18.99|
|Captain Morgan’s Silver Spiced Rum||750ml||70||$14.99 – $18.99|
Captain Morgan Parrot Bay Prices Guide
|Captain Morgan Parrot Bay||750ml||42||$9.47 – $11.99|
|Captain Morgan Parrot Bay Coconut||750ml||42||$9.47 – $11.99|
|Captain Morgan Parrot Bay Pineapple||750ml||42||$9.47 – $11.99|
|Captain Morgan Parrot Bay Orange||750ml||42||$9.47 – $11.99|
|Captain Morgan Parrot Bay Strawberry||750ml||42||$9.47 – $11.99|
|Captain Morgan Parrot Bay Passion Fruit||750ml||42||$9.47 – $11.99|
|Captain Morgan Parrot Bay Mango||750ml||42||$9.47 – $11.99|
|Captain Morgan Parrot Bay Key Lime||750ml||42||$9.47 – $11.99|
|Captain Morgan Parrot Bay Coconut 90||750ml||90||$9.47 – $11.99|
Popular Captain Morgan-based Cocktail Recipes
The Captain Morgan rum variants can be mixed into a lot of different cocktails due to their flexibility. The Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum, in particular, can be mixed in with plenty of other ingredients such as ginger beer (Dark and Stormy), lime juice (Daiquiri), triple sec, and many more.
Rum & Cola
The cocktail Cuba libre, or rum and coke, is a staple drink in every bar — it’s easy to make, hassle-free, and super refreshing. Plus, it’s palate-friendly for those who are intimidated or who have never had rum before.
- 2 ounces white rum, we recommend Captain Morgan White Rum
- 1 can of Coca-cola
- Ice cubes
- Lime wedge for garnish
Pour the rum and coke in a tall glass with ice and give it a good stir to mix all of the flavors. Add a lime wedge for garnish.
Long Island Iced Tea
If you’re feeling more adventurous than rum and coke, you can opt for the alcoholic’s iced tea drink (or, as we like to call it, long island spiced tea). With four unique spirits laced into this drink for that extra kick, this is a perfect mix of flavors that will surely make your tongue dance.
- ¾ ounce rum, we recommend Captain Morgan Spiced Rum
- ¾ ounce vodka
- ¾ ounce tequila
- ¾ ounce gin
- ½ ounce lime juice
- ½ ounce lemon juice
- ½ ounce cola
- ½ ounce water
- Ice cubes
- Lemon wedges
Pour all four spirits inside a cocktail shaker and give it a good jiggle. Next, add the fresh juices and water, and give all liquid ingredients a good shake. Top it off with the cola and pour into a tall glass filled with ice cubes. Garnish with a lemon wedge.
Don’t pina coladas remind you of good times? Try making this cocktail if you’re looking for something creamy yet spicy — it’s like a getaway vacation right in your kitchen!
- 1 ⅕ ounces white rum, we recommend Captain Morgan White Rum
- 1 ounce cream of coconut
- ½ ounce pineapple juice
- ½ ounce lime juice
- Pineapple wedges
- Ice cubes
Put all ingredients inside a blender and combine until smooth or until the consistency resembles a fruit shake. Pour into a poko grande glass, add a pineapple wedge, and enjoy with a straw!
What is the most expensive Captain Morgan variant?
The most expensive Captain Morgan variants are in the Private Stock label. They have richer spices than the Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum bottle.
For the wild souls, Captain Morgan Rum just recently released their Cannon Blast in stores — an intensely delicious spiced rum with spicy chipotle and jalapeno pepper.
Where is Captain Morgan made?
Diageo is producing Captain Morgan in the US Virgin Islands, but this brand originated in Jamaica. San Juan and Puerto Rico also housed the Captain Morgan products for a short while, but the distilleries in those locations have already been sold due to tax restraints.
The iconic Captain with his devilish smirk and signature pose has been around for decades, and he looks like he won’t be going anywhere.
Good quality rum doesn’t have to be expensive, and Captain Morgan proves just that. Proudly made in the US Virgin Islands, this popular rum has captured our liking.
Lydia Martin hails from Redmond, Washington, where you’ll find some of the best cocktail bars and distilleries that offer a great mix of local drinks. She used to work as a bar manager in Paris and is a self-taught mixologist whose passion for crafting unique cocktails led her to create Liquor Laboratory. Lydia can whip up a mean Margarita in seconds! Contact at [email protected] or learn more about us here.