Kraken

August 4, 2016 by Manny Hendra

Kraken Rum was introduced in 2010. The base rum is from Barbados , distilled from naturally sweet molasses made from locally-grown sugar cane. The rum is aged 1–2 years and then blended with a mix of 11 spices, including cinnamon, ginger and clove. The liquid is black, revealing hints of brown when held up to the light.

With a great marketing campaign and website, they hit the market with a bang (who wouldn’t buy something fro Danny Trejo). It’s a reasonable product put out by Proximo Spirits  based out of NJ New York.

 

 

Nose
The initial whiff is alcohol but clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, maple, and molasses begin to open up.

Palette
Medium body with kitchen spices from the nose in addition to dried fruits.

Finish
The ending is smooth with tons of molasses.

Conclusion
Kraken Spiced Rum is a welcome addition to the spiced rum market. This rum is a great value that is versatile. I found this rum worked well neat, on the rocks, but was particularly a great mixer. I found it worked well in coke and made an excellent Dark N Stormy.

 

Rating: ★★★★★ 5/10

★: Drink out of a paper bag in a gutter during a storm.
★★: Terrible, only drink for a dare.
★★★: Meh, not undrinkable but best left alone.
★★★★: Best served mixed with something with flavor.
★★★★★: Reasonable, middle of the road.
★★★★★★: Tasty stuff, well worth seeking out.
★★★★★★★: Impressive, something you can proudly share with friends.
★★★★★★★★: Fantastic addition to any bar or collection.
★★★★★★★★★: Incredible, booze doesn’t get better than this.
★★★★★★★★★★: Nectar of the God’s, sell the house and move in next to the Distillery/Brewery.

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