The Kraken Black Spiced Rum is by far the greatest spiced rum we’ve tried so far! Not only the by taste, but the bottle is nothing but spectacular! Is The Kraken to much about branding? Maybe, but we don’t care – we love The Kraken!
Origin: USA / Caribbean
Price: around $33 at Master of Malt
Alcohol level: 40%
Category: Drink rum
Rating from DarkRum.co: 9 of 10
Information and facts from the producers:
The Kraken is the first imported black rum from the Caribbean blended with over 11 secret spices. Named for a sea beast of myth and legend, The Kraken is strong, rich, black and smooth. While the smooth taste of The Kraken lends itself to be enjoyed as a sipping rum, it can also be enjoyed as a key ingredient in traditional cocktails like the Kraken & cola. The Kraken’s proprietary bottle is a replica of a Victorian Rum bottle and features two handles – allowing for easy portability (as well as potability).
The Kraken Rum takes its name from the mythical sea beast which is said to have wreaked havoc with tall ships and rum-running vessels throughout history. To that end, the result of a night out with The Kraken rum is said to be similar to the experiences of those sailors who have gone eye-to-eye and toe-to-tentacle with the giant creature- They are happy to have survived and are looking forward to ROUND TWO.
While the smooth taste of The Kraken rum certainly lends itself to be enjoyed as a sipping rum, it also works well as a key ingredient in a number of rum-based cocktails such as the traditional Kraken & Cola or Kraken Ginger Beer!