Tasting The Cannon Blast – Boat Drinks

After one sip, you’ll be rolling down the beach.

You may have seen a curious new spirit appearing on store shelves lately. It comes in a cannon ball style bottle and is meant to be shot (pun intended) not sipped. The new spirit I’m referring to is called Cannon Blast from Captain Morgan.

Captain Morgan Cannon Blast is an intense blend of Captain Morgan’s famed rum and a blend of strong Caribbean citrus with chipotle and Jalapeno pepper. Spicier the better if you ask this sailor.

My guess is the Cannon Blast product is meant to compete with Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey that skyrocketed to popularity with the party and shot taking crowd. Will Cannon Blast see popularity? I’m not so sure, usually the first product to market rides the wave of success and captures most of the market share. But, there’s always room for competition and the more choices the better.

The tasted is decidedly different than Fireball. For me, it starts out with a bold spiced rum taste and then finishes with a spicy yet sweet citrus note. The first few taste tests had me making a funny face or two, but like shooting any new alcohol, you adapt. With each taste test, the Captain Morgan Cannon Blasts won me over little by little.

Captain Morgan Cannon Blast

I recommend giving Captain Morgan’s Cannon Blast a try to see how you like it. Once you do, let me know what you think. After all, even if it doesn’t knock you down with taste, you’ll still have a pretty cool bottle.


By |2016-12-31T11:58:28-04:00October 14th, 2015|Boat Drinks, Rum|4 Comments

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  1. Big Kahuna October 14, 2015 at 10:33 am

    Not exactly a raving review… Yet I’m intrigued! If I see a bottle, I’ll buy it! If it’s awful, I’m bringing it to you!

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    RumShopRyan October 15, 2015 at 8:27 pm

    Sounds good! Yeah, wasn’t quite sure what to say about it, but it is SLOWLY growing on me. Cheers!

  3. Bashment October 19, 2015 at 4:58 am

    I don’t drink much Morgan, but this Bottle is to Cool to pass up lol I guess while I’m there I should Stock back up on my Caps Spice Rum. Also try the Newish White and Black Rum they made as well as this Cannon Blast!!!

  4. Xander Cage November 13, 2015 at 10:30 am

    I grabbed this off the shelf because of the interesting bottle, the description on the package was almost identical to that of a normal bottle of Captain Morgan, so I wasn’t expecting anything different flavor-wise. My first impressions were really positive, I love lemon candies, and spicy things, and this invokes both to me, without entirely overpowering the great spiced rum flavor. I can see it getting old if I was drinking a bunch of it at a time, but for a shot or two at a time I’m loving it so far.

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