#4. Admiral Nelson preserved. Admiral Nelson (a Captain Morgan wanna-be) was a real person too. The infamous Admiral Nelson died in the sea Battle of Tralfager in 1805 and had his body preserved in a cask of rum before it was laid to rest. Guess that’s where all the flavor comes from!
#3. Definitely better than a martini. The first drink James Bond orders in Casino Royale (2006) is not his trademark martini but a Mount Gay rum and soda. Mount Gay rum was first distilled in 1703 in Barbados which makes it one of the oldest, if not THE oldest, rums in the world.
#2. Presidential Tastes.
According to receipts held in the Library of Congress, George Washington used 160 gallons of rum to lubricate his successful 1758 campaign for a seat in the Colony of Virginia’s lower house. Other presidents with a fondness for the spirit? Richard Nixon sipped Mai Tais. JFK preferred daiquiris.
#1. Aye Aye, Captain Morgan!
Captain Morgan was a real person. Sir Henry Morgan was a rather bloodthirsty 17th-century Welshman who blurred the line between privateer and pirate, plundering ships in the Caribbean. In 1984, Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum was introduced to the United States. Captain Morgan is, by volume, the second largest brand of spirits in the United States, and the seventh largest worldwide.