Many years ago in the Caribbean Islands a ship carrying a large quantity of black spiced Rum mysteriously disappeared. It is rumored that the ship was attacked by the Kraken, a legendary sea monster known for its deadly tentacles, razor sharp teeth, and insatiable appetite. Probably no legendary creature was as horrifying as the Kraken. According to the stories this huge, many armed creature looked like an island when motionless and could reach as high as the top of a sailing ship's main mast with its arms deployed.
Kraken Black Spiced Rum is distilled in pot stills on the Virgin Islands and fermented from molasses made from sugar cane grown on nearby riverbanks. Natural yeasts are used to ferment the water thinned molasses, which is converted directly into alcohol. Kraken Rum is then aged in oak barrels for 12 to 24 months before being blended with a range of spices, including cinnamon, ginger and clove.
When faced with a bottle of spiced Rum, the most obvious thing to do is mix it with Coke. If you’re feeling more adventurous, go for spiced Rum with Ginger Beer or Root Beer.
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Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Kraken Black Spiced Rum
VERY good stuff!
This would be perfect in a Dark and Stormy. Gosling has been my go to but will be buying Kraken from now on. Really like the chocolate notes
Great flavor on its own and with mixers. Will always keep a bottle in my stock.
Very affordable & a pleasure to deal with. Great deals.
Beautiful. Amazing on its own AND in coke which is rare for rum!!
Smooth finish, best flavor profile
Very tasty and smooth.
Very smooth and affordable
Great for a dark and stormy.
My rum of choice, Kraken goes with pretty much everything.
This whiskey is pretty good if you're looking to try something different
I can't stop buying it because of the bottle. I'm obsessed with it. Rum is pretty tastey. Nothing too special but good for the price.
Very smooth to drink straight. Take your time of move it around in your mouth. One of the most enjoyable rums I have tasted.
It's got a bite when you drink it alone but mixed with eggnog it's delicious.
Strong, smooth and great flavor. My all time favorite spirit.
Very dark spiced rum. Heavy vanilla flavor. Works well straight or as a mixer. Its also easier to obtain stateside than most of the other rums on here.
Great dark spiced rum, Great for sipping and for mixing
A bit too easy to drink with Coke, I like the sweet flavours in Krakens & the sharpness of a wedge of lime.
Its a very smooth for a dark rum, nice by itself on ice or I make a island tea drink to unwind the work week with.
Always smooth and enjoyable. Feels like a treat.
This has by far become my favorite summertime drink while at the pool. Great flavor with just a splash of cola.
Interesting spiced rum, to mix or introduce this type for beginners. No interest if you're looking for a real rhum/rum/ron.
We tried Kraken and was pleasantly surprised by the taste and finish. It won a spot on our bar! You can taste all the flavors that they say ate in it and the alcohol to us is perfect.
really great tasting rum
I love this Rum, it is one of my favorites. I really like sweeter drinks, and this one hits the spot.
Very sweet. Almost overpowers the liquor, but still enjoyable.
Too spiced for me.
Bought this rum from an other vendor after reading Flaviar reviews. The only word i care to use is disappointing. The only flavour you get is vanilla, it is comparable to an over oaked wine. I tried it hard chilled, with coke, with pineapple and many other variants but still got the same result. Vanilla, no one that I served to requested a second serving, that speaks volumes. I stick to my Bacardi 151.
Amazing, went down smooth & great tasting. Will always be a #1 favorite.
Favorite dark rum. Can't go wrong with this one.
it is a great rum. especially during the summer months.
Love this rum
A very nice and easy to drink Black Rum
Very creamy, nice opening aromas, smooth on the pallet, warm finish, would have it again in larger quantity
Very nice flavoured and spiced.
Full hard six on this one. Spiced but of what?
Excellent for the price but can't compete with the aged Rums.
Heavy, dark, scary and absolutely raw high
Great with Coke. But be careful, the Kraken can be dangerous!
Makes a great dark & stormy
Like it with Coke! Has a Carmel taste to me.
Love it! Gets me so happy!
Like a Christmas Cake in a glass. Rich syrup sugars with cloves and cinnamon.
Smooth taste and easy to drink.
My favourite spiced rum for regular drinking. Always try to have a bottle in the cabinet.