Legend has it, the pirates of old stored their high proof rum in charred oak casks in order to give it a smooth mellow taste. Today this tradition lives on in Captain Morgan ® Black Cask™ 100 Proof Spiced Rum, a secret blend of Caribbean rums and select spices which brings out the intensity of rum in all its original full-flavored glory.
In 1654 a young Henry Morgan left his native Wales for the West Indies. He never looked back. A born leader, he quickly made became Captain Henry Morgan and became famous as a legal pirate or Buccaneer, defending British interests and generally rocking the Caribbean.
Captain Morgan’s awesome exploits on the high seas earned him a knighthood and by 1680 Sir Henry Morgan was a plantation owner and Governor of Jamaica. There he lived out his final days until his death in 1688.