MoR Mobile β


New Users Please read the thread in the Introductions Section.
Rum Lovers @ the Ministry of Rum

95 years ago in 1927, Industria Licorera de Caldas was established.

Search by Label Name
Other Searches
Ministry of Rum Blog
Rum Events
Member Map
Rum Producers
Retail Index
Bars & Restaurants
Distributor Index
Rum Importer Index
Articles
Interviews
Frequently Asked Rum Questions
Rum 101
Test your Rum IQ
Rum Glossary
Rum Recipes
Ministry of Rum Giftshop
Trade Registry

Go Back   Rum Lovers @ the Ministry of Rum > Sugar Cane Spirits > Rum questions/discussions
Forgot Password?
Register FAQ Members List Unregistered Posts Mark Forums Read

Rum questions/discussions

General questions or discussions about particular brands should be posted here.


Reply
 
    Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-15-2008, 12:49 PM   #1
jeffrjohn
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: US
Posts: 3
Default Captain's Reserve???

I found a bottle of rum at an auction this weekend, but I can't find any information on it anywhere on the internet. The label reads "Captain's Reserve - Aged 12 Years". It doesn't say Captain Morgan's on it anywhere, but the word Captain in the name has the same font as Captain Morgan's label.

The bottle is has a crystal look to it. It is very fat at the bottom and quickly narrows out to a corked top. Some of the words on the label, like 'aged' and 'years' have the Spanish translation directly under them.

Has anyone ever heard of this release by Captain Morgan? If not, could it be a cheap knockoff using the CM name to sell cheap rum?
jeffrjohn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2008, 01:40 PM   #2
Edward Hamilton
Founder
 
Edward Hamilton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Sailboat in the Caribbean and hotels.
Posts: 4,796
Default

Welcome to the forums. I've never seen anything from Captain Morgan with a 12 year age statement on the label. There are a number of other private label Captain rums in the market, so it could be from anywhere.
__________________
.
Edward Hamilton
Ambassador of Rum
Ministry of Rum

When I dream up a better job, I'm going to take it. In the meantime, the research continues.
Edward Hamilton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2008, 03:10 PM   #3
jeffrjohn
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: US
Posts: 3
Default

Hi, thanks for the welcoming. I'm not sure how to post a picture, but here are links to a couple pics of the bottle.





Thanks to any help you can give
jeffrjohn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2008, 03:17 PM   #4
jeffrjohn
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: US
Posts: 3
Default

Correction, the translations on the bottle are actually French, not Spanish.
jeffrjohn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2008, 03:28 PM   #5
Rum Runner
Senior Member
 
Rum Runner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Vieques Island, Puerto Rico
Posts: 1,493
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jeffrjohn View Post
The bottle is has a crystal look to it. It is very fat at the bottom and quickly narrows out to a corked top.
That bottle style is patterned after the "Captain's Decanter". The wide flattened bottom offering stability while on-board in the Captain's Quarters.
__________________
Waylaid in the West Indies
Rum Runner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2009, 12:53 PM   #6
bwalter
New Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Posts: 2
Default

I actually just came across a bottle of this rum as well (found the website while trying to find info on it). My in-laws gave it to me for Christmas, they said they got it while vacationing in Mexico a few years ago. Luckily my bottle is still in the box and I can confirm it IS a Captain Morgan product. I will work on getting a picture up when I get home from work in a few.
bwalter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2009, 01:17 PM   #7
Rum Runner
Senior Member
 
Rum Runner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Vieques Island, Puerto Rico
Posts: 1,493
Default

Welcome to the forums bwalter. Glad that you have come across the bottle in question and look forward to a picture of it.

When you have a moment, please take the time tell us a little about yourself on the Introductions forum.

__________________
Waylaid in the West Indies
Rum Runner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2009, 06:20 PM   #8
Edward Hamilton
Founder
 
Edward Hamilton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Sailboat in the Caribbean and hotels.
Posts: 4,796
Default

Welcome to the forums jeffrjohn. I've added your pics to your post. To add a picture click on the icon above and enter the URL of the picture which is the http address that you posted above.

That sure looks like a tourist bottle from Mexico. There are a couple of Mexican bottlers that like to use French words on their labels. Can you tell us anything about the rum in the bottle.
__________________
.
Edward Hamilton
Ambassador of Rum
Ministry of Rum

When I dream up a better job, I'm going to take it. In the meantime, the research continues.
Edward Hamilton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2010, 11:47 PM   #9
bwalter
New Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Posts: 2
Default

Sorry about the delay in posting the pics (had a camera malfunction that had to be fixed). Here are some photos for everyone. Still haven't found any more real info on it. If anyone knows anything about it I would LOVE to know. Thanks.

Front:





Top (Sadly the top isn't in the best condition)





Back: Story in English & French

English Version (since words are a bit blurred on pic):

"Now and then barrels of truly exceptional tasting rums are found and set aside, creating a small reserve. These are selected from the finest rums of Guyana, Jamaica and Barbados. Each is patiently aged for no less than twelve years in charred white oak casks. It is from this rare stock that our master blenders choose rums of great character to into a product of unparalleled richness and smoothness. 'Captain's Reserve' is our finest offering, presented here in a classic ship's decanter. Captain Morgan Rum Distillers have long produced rums of distinction in the name of the famous 17th century buccaneer, Sir Henry Morgan; a figure made legendary by his daring exploits throughout the West Indies. Captain Morgan's intrepid temerity resulted in the capture of Puerto Principe, Porto Bello, and Panama. In recognition of these bold successes, he was knighted by King Charles II and in 1654 was made Governor of Jamaica. To this day his legend lives on through the fine rums that bear his name.



bwalter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2010, 04:03 AM   #10
itsme_timd
Senior Member
 
itsme_timd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Woodstock, GA (ATL!)
Posts: 143
Default

Very cool looking bottles, I've never heard of this rum before.

Have you sampled it yet? Is it a spiced rum like the other Captain Morgan rums?
itsme_timd is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

  Rum Lovers @ the Ministry of Rum > Sugar Cane Spirits > Rum questions/discussions

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Plantation Grand Reserve RumBarPhilly Dark Rums 36 10-25-2012 07:57 AM
Appleton Extra and Reserve jlo mein Rum questions/discussions 18 09-19-2008 04:19 PM
Appleton Reserve gmarket Rum questions/discussions 15 04-03-2008 01:36 PM
Appleton Reserve angelsword Rum questions/discussions 13 02-08-2008 08:45 PM
Appleton Reserve Hank Koestner Dark Rums 3 05-22-2007 05:15 PM


All times are GMT -3. The time now is 02:32 AM.


Rum Chat
Recent Posts
Hello from Wilmington NC
posted by Berbician
Hi everyone!
posted by Berbician
Where’s Ed ?
posted by bunnyhugs
Cigars like the LFD Football Edition 2022?
posted by patrickparker
Easter Special Offers at Waitrose
posted by Berbician
Info on a particular Dominican Republic rum
posted by pichousanelli
Hello from the East Coast
posted by topherdharma
Last month this site was viewed more than 750,000 times by the best people in the world - those who appreciate rum.
Ministry of Rum on
facebook link
Follow @Ed_Hamilton on

vB ver 3.8.6 Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content on this forum copyright 1995 - 2014 Ministry of Rum.